Stuttgart - Congratulations to Kai Melde, who is a doctoral student in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Group at our institute. He won the 2019 Günter Petzow Prize during the 2019 Intelligent Systems Summer Colloquium on Friday 5th July, which was part of the first Stuttgart Science Festival. Managing Director of our MPI-IS Dr. Katherine J. Kuchenbecker (left) and Prof. Peer Fischer (right), who heads the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Group and who nominated Kai for the prize, were the first to congratulate Kai for this achievement.
Kai Melde's Ph.D. thesis reports the first observation of a hologram for sound. Kai Melde showed in his work how the acoustic hologram can be used to generate complex pressure images with ultrasound. These enable the assembly, manipulation and levitation of particles, and they are promising for medical therapeutics.
All current and former employees, friends of the institute, and the interested public were welcome to attend this event, as the colloquium's purpose is to strengthen the institute's scientific connection with people in the region.
The Günter Petzow Prize is funded by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and Volkswagen AG.