Dr. Peter Hense (Ph.D.) from Fraunhofer UMSICHT is one of the ten best innovators under 35 in Germany
With his concept »Electronic Waste as Source of Resources«, Dr. Peter Hense (Ph.D.) from Fraunhofer UMSICHT was awarded by the magazine Technology Review as one of the ten best »Innovators under 35 Germany«. Based on the results of his Ph.D. thesis, the iCycle® technology was developed, which could enable a much more profitable recycling of electronic waste.
The ten winners of the award »Innovators under 35 Germany« received their prizes on June 27, 2018 in the Telefonica Basecamp in Berlin. The prizes were awarded for projects from all different fields of technologies such as IT-applications, material science, robotics and medicine as well as biotechnology, chemistry, energy and transportation. With his concept »Electronic Waste as Source of Resources«, Peter belongs to the best innovators in Germany. He developed the principles of his concept in his Ph.D. thesis »Development and optimization of a thermo-chemical process for recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment«. Amongst others, the correspondent results enabled the development of the iCycle® technology, which makes the recycling of e-waste profitable, even from residual fractions of the mechanical treatment. Furthermore, the technology is able to allow a recycling of high-tech metals, which are not recycled yet.
All ten winners are now nominated to the European award »Innovators under 35 Europe« – Fraunhofer UMSICHT keep one’s fingers crossed for Peter.
Since 1999, the editors of the American MIT Technology Review have honored young innovators whose inventions and research are most exciting. The prize is considered as one of the most renowned awards for young innovators. Among others, previous winners are Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Daniel Ek from Spotify.