PhD Candidates awarded Chorafas Prize


Tatyana Goldberg and Alexander Dötlinger receive the prestigious award of the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation. The prize is $5,000 each and is awarded for research "characterized by its high potential for practical application and by the special significance attached to its aftermath."

Tatyana Goldberg (Department of Informatics) has been awarded for her research on models that can predict the localization of proteins within cells. The results of her study can contribute to a variety of applications, including the development of medication for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

Alexander Dötlinger (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been awarded for his project in which he examines how mechatronic drive systems can become faster and more efficient. The application of his research results could make laser cutting more precise or improve the performance of hard drives.

The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation has been awarding young scholars for their outstanding research in engineering, medicine and natural sciences since 1992. Each year, two doctoral candidates at TUM can receive the award.