Travel Award 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Designs, I am pleased to announce the winner of the Designs Travel Award for 2018.
The inaugural Travel Award has been granted to Mr. David Schmelzeisen, a PhD student from Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. He will receive 500 CHF to help support travel to attend the ISWC 2018 conference in Singapore this autumn.
Mr. David Schmelzeisen has studied Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. he started to focus on textiles and textile engineering and received the MSc degree in Textile Engineering, before he supported research in the field of smart textiles at Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University. Furthermore, he developed electronic sensor systems for the integration into textiles at ETH Zurich. During his PhD he started researching on textile welding and production technologies for smart textiles. His current research topic is 4D textiles.
It was a difficult decision with such high-quality applications for the award and we would like to thank all applicants for submitting their diverse and fascinating range of research topics. On behalf of the assessment committee, I congratulate the winner for his accomplishments. We are proud to support the young scientist and wish him further success in his career.
Prof. Dr. Hamid Reza Karimi
Designs (ISSN 2411-9660) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal, published quarterly by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
The competition for 2019 Designs Travel Award will be open for applications this September. Please check https://www.mdpi.com/journal/designs for more information closer to this date.