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RWTH dissertation in the final round for German Study Prize

RWTH graduate Dr. Henning Lüpschen has been nominated for the "German Study Award for the Most Important Dissertation of the Year". He is one of eleven young scientists from the fields of natural science and technology invited to the final round of the competition. The prize is awarded by the Körber Foundation. It honors "research work that is professionally impressive and of particular value to society." This year, 431 young scientists took part in the competition - under the patronage of Bundestag President Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert. The awards will be presented on November 6, 2012 in Berlin.

Mr. Lüpschen, born in 1973, studied electrical engineering at the RWTH and then worked as a research assistant at the Philips Chair for Medical Information Technology at the Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering. He now works at the Clinic for Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine at Bonn University Hospital. In 2011, he completed his doctoral thesis on "Automated Protective Ventilation by Determining Ventilation and Perfusion of the Lungs Using Electrical Impedance Tomography." Supervisor of the thesis was Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Leonhardt, holder of the RWTH Chair of Medical Information Technology.