Young Scientist´s Paper Award for Amelia Schmidt
PhD-candidate Amelia Schmidt has been awarded with the “Young Scientist’s Paper Award” at the European Metallurgical Conference 2021 (EMC). She is the first woman who got the award from the Society of Metallurgists and Miners (GDMB), which is presented to students, junior engineers or scientists for outstanding papers, which contribute to future developments in the field of metallurgy. Amelia got the prize for her paper “CFD Simulation Study on the Physical Behavior of Flue Dust within the Copper Waste Heat Boiler”. The research results not only represent an important scientific advance, but also hold out the possibility of practical implementation by the metallurgical industry.
Amelia Schmidt is born Hamburg and a chemical and process engineer with a degree from the TU Clausthal. In December 2019, Amelia started her PhD in the process metallurgy group at HIF and at TUBAF, where she is also active in the Innovation Competence Center VIRTUHCON - Virtual High Temperature Conversion. Her PhD-topic is the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modeling of an industrial-scale flash smelting furnace. The thesis will be done in collaboration with the Institute for Nonferrous Metallurgy and Purest Materials (INEMET) at TUBAF.