Scholars 2019-2021

Scholarship Recipients 2019-2021

Kevin Riehl

Kevin Riehl (Photo: Christoph Rau)
Kevin Riehl (Photo: Christoph Rau)

Bachelor’s degree course

B.Sc. Industrial Engineering with technical specialization in electrical engineering and information technology

Master’s degree course

M.Sc. Industrial Engineering with technical specialization in electrical engineering and information technology

Professional and career goals

After completing my master's degree, I would like to help solve the big problems of our time. I see my contribution to this as a doctorate in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a subsequent international career. I am convinced that the increased use of artificial intelligence in all areas of society can solve the great problems of climate change, demography, security policy, urbanization and environmental pollution, and create more security and quality of life for a global world civilization. However, this requires an understanding of the relationships between technologies and their application in the context of a globalised market economy.

Focus and special interests in course of study

In my master studies I will deal in the technical area with automation technology and artificial intelligence, as well as in the economic area with the topics of the discrete optimization of problems from the economy, as well as the interaction of technology and innovation management. Usually it is not the technologies and inventions themselves, but their economic commercialization and exploitation, which have the great influence on social life, which I think should be understood as a responsible and future-oriented industrial engineer.

What do I especially like about my studies at the Technische Universität Darmstadt?

What I particularly like about my studies at the TU Darmstadt is, on the one hand, the scientific and academic way of working, which at the same time also deals with very practical problems and provides numerous cooperations with companies. In addition, my course of studies offers me a wide range of courses from a wide variety of fields, and thus allows me to set specific accents in terms of content during my studies.

What has the scholarship from the Thomas Weiland Foundation enabled me to do?

The scholarship of the Thomas Weiland Foundation enables me to fully focus on my studies and to gain further, very enriching, practical experience abroad, which will be an advantage for my later career. I also have the opportunity to get in touch with other talented scholarship holders of the Foundation.

Greta Ruppert

Greta Ruppert (Photo: Christoph Rau)
Greta Ruppert (Photo: Christoph Rau)

Bachelor’s degree course

B.Sc. Computational Engineering at the TU Darmstadt with focus on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Master’s degree course

M.Sc. Computational Engineering at the TU Darmstadt with focus on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Professional and career goals

After my studies I would like to do a doctorate in the field of numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields. I am especially interested in the modelling of complex problems.

Focus and special interests in course of study

My main interest during my studies is the modelling and simulation of electromagnetic fields. Accordingly, lectures on applied mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering are the focus of my studies. Since my interest in the simulation of high-voltage arresters was awakened during my bachelor thesis, I would also like to attend lectures in the field of high-voltage engineering.

What do I especially like about my studies at the Darmstadt University of Technology?

What I particularly like about my Computational Engineering course is the variety of specializations and the freedom with which you can design your curriculum. You can set your own priorities and thus develop your interests accordingly. I would also like to emphasize the wide range of subjects at TU Darmstadt, especially in the area of theoretical electrical engineering.

Another positive aspect of TU Darmstadt is its numerous relationships with partner universities all over the world. These relationships enable me to spend a semester abroad in Australia.

What has the scholarship from the Thomas Weiland Foundation enabled me to do?

The scholarship from the Thomas Weiland Foundation enables me to concentrate fully on my studies. The scholarship is also an enormous relief when it comes to financing my semester abroad in Australia in the second master semester.

Erik Schnaubelt

Erik Schnaubelt (Photo: Christoph Rau)
Erik Schnaubelt (Photo: Christoph Rau)

Bachelor’s degree course

B.Sc. Computational Engineering at the TU Darmstadt with focus on electrical engineering and information technology

Master’s degree course

M.Sc. Computational Engineering at the TU Darmstadt with focus on electrical engineering and information technology

Professional and career goals

After my master's degree I would like to do a doctorate in the field of electromagnetic field theory. In particular, I would like to focus on the development of numerical methods for computer-aided field calculation and their application to practical problems, for example in the context of electrical machines or particle accelerators.

Focus and special interests in course of study

In accordance with my doctoral wish, computer-aided modelling and simulation of electromagnetic phenomena is one of the focal points of my studies. In particular, I attend courses on applied mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering in order to do justice to the interdisciplinarity of the research direction. As an application case I am interested in the technique and physics of particle accelerators. In addition, I would like to study control theory and machine learning in the master's program.

What do I especially like about my studies at the Technische Universität Darmstadt?

I particularly appreciate the interdisciplinary and future-oriented orientation of the Computational Engineering course, which forms an interface between mathematics, computer science and selected engineering sciences. After a broad basic education in the Bachelor's programme, the curriculum in the Master's programme can be freely designed so that one's own interests and knowledge can easily be incorporated into the study programme. Since the TU Darmstadt is one of the first universities in Europe to offer an independent degree course in Computational Engineering, it is a pioneering representative of this young discipline.

In addition to the interdisciplinarity, I like the international orientation of the TU. For example, the worldwide networking with numerous partner universities offers students the opportunity to finance and successfully complete their studies abroad.

What has the scholarship from the Thomas Weiland Foundation enabled me to do?

The scholarship of the Thomas Weiland Foundation enables me to study without financial worries and in particular to finance a semester abroad in North America in the second master semester. The support also gives me the opportunity to get to know like-minded scholarship holders and to gain new perspectives in exchange.

Andreas Zoll

Andreas Zoll (Photo: Christoph Rau)
Andreas Zoll (Photo: Christoph Rau)

Bachelor’s degree course

B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical and Process Engineering at the TU Darmstadt

B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech

Master’s degree course

M. Sc. Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical and Process Engineering at the TU Darmstadt

Professional and career goals

My career goal in research and development is to help shape the (individual) mobility of the future. In my opinion, the mobility sector is currently undergoing a major change due to climate change and autonomous mobility concepts. I would like to contribute to mastering these upcoming challenges.

Focus and special interests in course of study

In my master's degree I would like to focus on the topics of energy technology and thermodynamics. Since mechatronic systems have become an indispensable part of mechanical engineering and have found their way into almost all areas of mechanical engineering, I will also be attending some in-depth events in this area.

What do I especially like about my studies at the Technische Universität Darmstadt?

At the TU I like the pleasant size of the university, which makes it possible to meet friends and familiar faces in everyday life and at the same time gives me the chance to make new interesting acquaintances. This university size in combination with its interdisciplinary and international orientation makes the TU Darmstadt unique for me. In my opinion, this creates a very pleasant learning atmosphere.

What has the scholarship from the Thomas Weiland Foundation enabled me to do?

The scholarship of the Thomas Weiland Foundation gives me financial independence. Therefore, I am not dependent on a part-time job and have time during my studies to deepen my knowledge on topics that are not relevant to the exam.