Prof. Ingolf Voigt awarded the Böttger Badge by the German Ceramic Society
During the virtual annual conference of the German Ceramic Society e. V. (DKG), Prof. Ingolf Voigt, deputy institute director and site manager Hermsdorf at Fraunhofer IKTS, was awarded the Böttger Badge. The badge has been awarded by the DKG since 1929 to individuals for their outstanding services to the interaction of industry, science and teaching.
Prof. Voigt worked at the IKTS predecessor institute Hermsdorf Institute for Technical Ceramics HITK from 1993, first as a research fellow and later as group and department manager and deputy institute director. Upon transition to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, he took over the management of the department "Environmental Technology and Bioenergy" from 2010 to 2013 and has been part of the institute leadership and site manager Hermsdorf since 2013.
Focusing on advanced ceramics technology and membrane engineering, he is a lecturer at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and at the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule University of Applied Sciences Jena - the latter awarded him an honorary professorship in 2018. Prof Voigt is the author of more than 50 scientific articles and more than 200 national and international conference papers. He has also received several honors, including the Thuringian Research Award, the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize, and the Corporate Environmental Achievement Award of the American Ceramic Society. In addition to numerous other committee activities, Prof. Voigt is a board member of the Tridelta Campus Hermsdorf and is committed to the regional development and networking of industry and research in Eastern Thuringia.
In his capacity as President of the German Ceramic Society DKG, Fraunhofer IKTS Institute Director Prof. Alexander Michaelis congratulates the award winner: “The award is well deserved. Prof. Voigt is an outstanding scientist, well-know worldwide for his work on ceramic membrane technology and for the whole field of structural and functional ceramics.”
The Böttger Badge is awarded at irregular intervals, most recently five years ago. Prof. Voigt is the 25th honoree since the award was established in 1929.