Peter Heinrich Award presented to Tim Königstein

Gemeinschaft Thermisches Spritzen e.V., Unterschleißheim, Germany

GTSPA001 Dr Tim Königstein has been honoured with the Peter Heinrich Award 2023. Tim Königstein began his professional career by studying mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University in the field of production technology and took part in the double master's programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing in the field of automotive engineering. He came to thermal spraying while working as a student assistant at the Institute of Surface Technology (IOT) at RWTH Aachen University, where he was later able to expand his experience in this technology as a project engineer and group leader in the field of thermal spraying. Tim Königstein also completed his doctorate at the IOT and currently works as a thermal spraying process expert at GTS member GTV Verschleißschutz GmbH.

This is only the second time that the Peter Heinrich Award has been presented by GTS in memory of the co-founder of GTS, Peter Heinrich, who passed away in 2017. The new award is presented to outstanding young professionals who remain true to thermal spraying in their professional careers and continue to advance this technology. With this award, the GTS Executive Board recognises Peter Heinrich's constant commitment to promoting young talent in the field of thermal spraying.

Überreichung Peter Heinrich Award
Dr Tim Königstein (left) receives the Peter Heinrich Award
from GTS Managing Director Werner Krömmer.

The Peter Heinrich Award 2023 was presented at the 12th HVOF Colloquium 2023 in Erding. In future, the award will be presented every three years at the HVOF colloquia. The Peter Heinrich Award is endowed with prize money of 5,000 euros..  

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