Encouraging interdisciplinary exchange
Research award of the Hector Foundation II goes to professors from Karlsruhe and Konstanz
HEIDELBERG/WEINHEIM. During a ceremony Dr. h.c. Hans-Werner Hector and his wife Josephine appointed three outstanding scientists to Hector Fellows. In 2010 the award was given to professor Manfred Kappes and professor Franz Nestmann from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and to professor Thomas Elbert from the University of Konstanz.
“Specialized, highly qualified top scientists join in our fellowship program into a team“, expressed Dr. Hans-Werner Hector gladly during the appointment of the new Hector Fellows. By bringing the Hector Fellows together a round table of top-level scientists is established who will then be able to inspire each other in their work and research. The founder emphasized: “The network of Hector Fellows may find answers to urgent demands of science and is useful for the science location Germany“.
Kappes, Head of the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, deals with size-dependent properties of matter in the range of 0.5 to 10 nanometers.
Nestmann is head of the Institute for Water and Watershed Development at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and President of the Wasserwirtschaftsverband Baden-Württemberg. The expert in fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering deals with sediment transport processes, water and energy water management, flood and bank protection, as well as the running waters in caves.
Elbert, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Konstanz, researches the consequences of traumatic stress and the development of human violence and killing readiness.
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