Christian Thies wins BLB Challenge Cup 2021 Acknowledgement for research work on the sustainability of batteries
Dr Christian Thies from the Institute of Automotive Management and Industrial Production (AIP) has been awarded the 2021 Challenge Cup of the BatteryLabFactory Braunschweig (BLB) for his special scientific achievements. The award ceremony took place on 16 December 2021 at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) of TU Braunschweig together with Prof. Peter Hecker, Vice President for Research and Early Career Scientists of TU Braunschweig.
Dr. Christian Thies heads the working group “Sustainable Supply Chains & Factory Systems” at BLB. The research achievements honoured with the trophy include his contributions to important scientific journals, including the “Journal of Business Economics” and the “Journal of Industrial Ecology” as well as a book chapter on the assessment and design of sustainable supply chains for electromobility in “Supply Management Research”. In addition, Dr Thies has given numerous conference presentations on the sustainability assessment of batteries this year and was even awarded the BME Science Prize by the Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik (German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics) and the Jacqueline Bloemhof PhD Thesis Award by the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains.
In total, eight out of nine BLB institutes took part in the campaign. In addition to scientific peer-reviewed publications, awards, conference contributions (lectures, posters) and press contributions were also included in the evaluation.
Aim of the award
The BLB Challenge Cup 2021 is intended to support early career researchers and to honour their outstanding scientific and public activities as well as to make them visible. The aim of the campaign is to make the work and commitment of young researchers in battery research visible and to network talents more intensively.
Next award ceremony in summer 2022
The award ceremony will take place every six months. The next award ceremony is planned for summer 2022. “We would like to encourage everyone to participate in the next round for the BLB Challenge Cup starting in January 2022. We are already looking forward to a lively turnout and many entries. Get the BLB Challenge Cup 2022 for you and your institute,” says Professor Mehtap Özaslan from the Institute of Technical Chemistry, who initiated the prize together with Katja Geier in the BLB management.