The aim of the German Science Day in Cairo, an annual DAAD event, is to bring together promising young academics and researchers from Egypt to learn about the recent scientific trends in Germany and explore the options of doing their research at a German university or research institute. At this year’s event, which attracted more than 300 PhD and postdoc candidates, TUM’s Prof. Plank held a presentation on Modern Concepts for the Production of Eco-Friendly Cements, while the presentation of Prof. Klein was entitled A Process Engineering Design Approach to Energy Storage with Power-to-Heat Concepts.
On the following day, the Faculty of Engineering of Ain Shams University celebrated its 180th anniversary. In the framework of these celebrations, the workshop Sustainability for a Better World was held. As a sign of appreciation for the participation of Prof. Plank and Prof. Klein, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Mohamed Ashour, handed both TUM professors a token of honor. The great success of both events made Prof. Plank comment as follows: “The German Science Day was superb and the day at Ain Shams University was another highlight.”
TUM Cairo Liaison Officer Heba Afifi not only participated in both events but took them as unique opportunities to promote TUM to the Egyptians researchers and academics: She held the presentation Doing your PhD and postdoc research at TUM and provided consultation for interested candidates.