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Award for Outstanding Research

Professor Dr.-Ing Paul Uwe Thamsen has received the Henry R. Worthington Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the research, development and application of centrifugal pumps.

Since 1980, the Henry R. Worthington Medal has been bestowed by the ASME for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts. Professor Thamsen is the third German researcher to receive the award.

Prof. Dr-Ing. Paul Uwe Thamsen has been head of the Chair of Fluid Dynamics at the Hermann Föttinger Institute at TU Berlin since 2003. His research concentrates on fluid machinery and fluid power systems with particular focus on pumping machinery, submersible motor pumps, sewage pumps and sewage systems. He also conducts research on the digitization of water and sewage systems and is a leading researcher in this field both nationally and internationally. Much of Thamsen’s research has been incorporated into corresponding standards and guidelines.

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME has over 85,000 members from 135 countries.