ITA RWTH-Aachen: ITA student Kira Heins receives “Fibers – our Future” Young Talent Award 
December 1, 2017
Lutz Walter

On September 22, Prof. Dr. Kai Klopp, chairman of the sponsorship society for the promotion of the ITA, bestowed the “Fibers – our Future” Young Talent Award upon ITA student Kira Heins.
The prize, jointly funded with the Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), is awarded for the best ITA graduation thesis within biobased materials.
In her bachelor thesis Ms Heins researched the antibacterial properties of chemically altered biopolymers. Using the electric spinning process, wound pads are produced by coating its fabric with nano-fibres.

The AMIBM aims to promote excellent applied and transnational research by improving synergies between industry and academia. The cross-border research institute was founded jointly by Maastricht University and RWTH Aachen University.

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