Skaupy prize for Dr. Lorenz Sigl

Dr. Lorenz Sigl has been awarded the Skaupy prize 2012 at the Hagen symposium in Germany in the end of November. With this award a committee of diverse powder metallurgy organizations honors the outstanding activities of Dr. Sigl in R&D and industry.

Skaupy prize for Dr. Lorenz Sigl_Plansee SE On the occasion of the award ceremony, Dr. Sigl gave a lecture on powder technology as a source for innovative energy technology solutions. He referred to examples such as coating materials for thin film photovoltaics, interconnects for the high temperature fuel cell and hydrogen generation through separation of reformatted steam.

Since the very beginning of his career, Dr. Sigl has been focusing on hard metals, hard materials, sintered steels and refractory metals. Earlier in R&D (Max-Planck-Institut Stuttgart, University of California Santa Barbara) and later on in the industry (Elektroschmelzwerk Kempten, Sinterstahl/PMG Füssen). Since 2008 Dr. Sigl is head of Innovation Service at Plansee SE in Reutte.