Fraunhofer IZM’s Florian Ohnimus receives the Erwin Stephan Award

Berlin, / October 12, 2008

On 10th October 2008, IZM employee Florian Ohnimus received the Erwin Stephan Award from the Technische Universität Berlin’s “Helene and Erwin Stephan Foundation”. The award is presented twice a year to TU students who have completed their studies particularly quickly and successfully. The prize money of €4000 contributes towards making research and study abroad possible for the recipient.

Florian Ohnimus completed his ten-semester degree in Electrical Engineering in April 2007 with the grade "Distinction". Most of his previous education had been in Somerset (South Africa). Florian already began working as a Student Assistant at Fraunhofer IZM during his student days and continues as a member of the team today.

His final year project was entitled „A Comparative Study of Integrated Antennas for 60 GHz Applications“. Florian has now begun his PhD thesis on the "electrical design of integrated antennas for communications and radar applications." He plans to use the prize money for a research visit to the USA.

Florian had already been recognized in 2007 for his excellent scholastic achievement with a prize presented annually to the best students of Electrical Engineering in Faculty IV of the TU Berlin.