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Dr. Clemens Hübler receives the Science Award of Lower Saxony

Dr. Clemens Hübler receives the Science Award of Lower Saxony

Dr. Clemens Hübler at the Test Center Support Structures at LUH: "For good research, you need good cooperation and good infrastructure - both are given here!" Fotos: TVN/Dennis Luu

On November 15, 2022, the state of Lower Saxony once again awarded the Science Prize to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of higher education. Dr. Clemens Hübler has been honored as a scientist in an early career phase for his socially relevant research.

Dr. Clemens Hübler is a post-doctoral researcher and group leader at the Institute of Statics and Dynamics and has been conducting research for eight years on the probabilistic investigation of wind turbines - i.e., around the questions of how likely it is that wind turbines will break down or be able to operate longer than planned. He is being honored for his applied and interdisciplinary work together with industry, as well as his basic research in the Collaborative Research Center Offshore Megastructures.

"The award shows the social relevance of my research - that's very important to me," says Hübler, who, on the one hand, would like to see wind energy continue to be promoted in the future so that its full potential can be exploited and, as a result, energy prices can fall again in the medium to long term. On the other hand, he would like to see more planning security and prospects for young scientists.

The prize for scientists in early career phases is awarded to personalities who have rendered outstanding services to university development in the post-doctoral phase and through equally outstanding scientific work. The prize is endowed with 20,000 euros.