Press Release 35/2008

Gearwheels – An Old Hat?

Professor Bernd-Robert Höhn Reads the 2008 Ernst Blickle Lecture

Gearwheels already existed in ancient times. How up-to-date are they in modern gear construction? This question will be answered by Professor Bernd-Robert Höhn. The former head of the Audi AG Development Department and today’s head of the Research Department for Gearwheels and Gear Construction (FZG) at the Technical University of Munich will read the

2008 Ernst Blickle lecture
on “Gearwheels – An Old Hat?”
on Friday, June 20, 17 hrs,
at the Tulla Hörsaal (Englerstr. 11, building No. 11.40).

Professor Bernd-Robert Höhn stands for pioneer research and development in the field of gear technology. For his achievements, Professor Bernd-Robert Höhn was awarded the 2006 Ernst Blickle prize by the SEW-EURODRIVE foundation.

The SEW-EURODRIVE foundation organizes the Ernst Blickle lectures together with the Universität Karlsruhe. The lectures read every two years are aimed at promoting the exchange between industry, politics, science, and society. As a tradition, the lecture by Professor Höhn will be followed by the awarding of studies prizes to 16 graduates in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and economic sciences this year. Three laureates have graduated from the Universität Karlsruhe.

The SEW-EURODRIVE foundation established in 1989 supports the acquisition, deepening and further development of scientific findings in engineering and economy. SEW-EURODRIVE is one of the internationally leading companies in driving technology and automation with more than 12,000 employees and a turnover of roundabout EUR 1.8 billion.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, member of the Helmholtz Association, and the Universität Karlsruhe. This merger will give rise to an institution of internationally excellent research and teaching in natural and engineering sciences. In total, the KIT has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 700 million Euros. The KIT focuses on the knowledge triangle of research – teaching – innovation.

The Karlsruhe institution is a leading European energy research center and plays a visible role in nanosciences worldwide. KIT sets new standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists and attracts top scientists from all over the world. Moreover, KIT is a leading cooperation partner of industry.

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Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
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