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“Porsche Engineering Award” presented to three graduates at TU PragueWinning work provides biomechanical knowledge for the automotive industry

Stuttgart/Prague. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, and the Technical University of Prague yesterday presented the “Porsche Engineering Award” to three of the university’s graduates for the first time. At a graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering held in the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague, Dr. Peter Schäfer, the general agent of the Porsche Engineering Group, presented first prize to Jaroslav Lukeš, who had investigated the microstructure of the intervertebral disc with regard to its ability to sustain loads. In its justification, the panel of experts composed of representatives from Porsche and the Technical University of Prague emphasised that such biomechanical knowledge was of special importance for the future requirements of the automotive industry.

The other prize winners were Petr Strakoš and Natálie Součková, who were recognised for their work on the topics of real-time image recognition and flow visualisation. All three prize winners will receive a cash prize. In addition, the winner of first place will also be offered a doctoral position at Porsche Engineering Services s.r.o. (PES) in Prague.

Porsche and the Technical University of Prague have been collaborating in the area of technical calculation and simulation since 1996. Each year, the top three theses written by students at the Technical University of Prague will be presented with the “Porsche Engineering Award”. The prize should further cement relations between the two partners.



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