9-11 January 2017     |     Department of Design   |    IIT Guwahati   |     Guwahati, India
 
ICONNN Awards

Pahl-Beitz ICONNN Award
Pahl-Beitz ICONNN Award is named after Prof. Dr. h.c. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Pahl and Professor Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Beitz - the authors of one of the most successful books on design methods 'Konstruktionslehre - Grundlagen erfolgreicher Produktentwicklung Methoden und Anwendung ' (Engineering Design - Basics of successful product development methods and application). The book was first published in 1977, and have recently gone on to its eighth edition in German in 2013. It was first published in English by The Design Council UK in 1984 as Engineering Design - A Systematic Approach. Since then it has gone on to have three editions, the latest one being published in 2007. The book has now been translated into eight languages and recognized as an international reference text. In various forms, the book has already been cited for over 10000 times in Google scholar.

Prof. em. Dr. h. c. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Pahl


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Professor Gerhard Pahl (born on 15 June 1925) graduated from the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1954 and spent the next 10 years involved with the initial start-up, construction and development of turbomachines with Brown, Boveri and Cie. During the years between 1965 and 1990, Dr.Ing. Pahl was professor for Mechanical Components and Engineering Design at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He was vice-president of the German Research Foundation from 1978 to 1984 and is an Extraordinary member in Technical Sciences of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. He has been receipent of numerous awards, including the prestigious DECHEMA Medal of DECHEMA - the professional network for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in Germany for outstanding achievements in the field of chemical Equipment manufacture. He was conferred Honorary Fellowship of the The Design Society in 2005 - the highest award of the society. He is a member of ACATECH - the German National Academy of Science and Engineering. He was conferred Honorary Doctorate by Technical University of Munich, Germany in Mechanical Engineering in 1990. He is currently a University Professor Emeritus at Technical University of Darmstadt.

Late Professor Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Beitz


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Professor Wolfgang Beitz was born in Berlin on 30 June 1935. From 1953 to 1958 he studied Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Berlin and after graduation until 1962 worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Machine Elements of the Technical University of Berlin, and did his PhD on "torsionally compliant coupling". He left TU Berlin in 1962 and moved to University AEG Telefunken Berlin, where he worked as an engineer and later as deputy head of development for large electrical machines. Until 1969, he worked in industry, and joined TU Berlin as a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1969. He published about 160 articles Wolfgang Beitz has released since his doctorate in 1961 and supervised over 60 students from various countries. Wolfgang Beitz was one of the first who initiated eco-design of products. He led both the VDI Directive "approach to the development and design of technical systems and products," as well as the VDI guideline "Construction of recyclable technical products - Basic principles and design rules" (1991). He was a member of the jury of the Innovation Award Berlin / Brandenburg and the special prize environmental technology. The use of computers in the design was another specialty of Wolfgang Beitz. Since July 1997, Wolfgang Beitz was the spokesman of the research group "Elder Access technology in everyday domestic life" at the Center for Technology and Society at the TU Berlin. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and founding member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences . In 1995, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Technical University of Dresden . The University Hangzhou in China awarded him honorary professorship. He was also decorated by the Association of German Engineers and the badge of honor DIN. From 1987 to 1989 he was Secretary of State to the Senator for Science and Research, where he was involved in questions of science in the city. He was a dean and a member of the Academic Senate of TU Berlin. He passed away on 23 November 1998. He was a member of the Senate and the Board of Trustees of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and a founding member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.




 
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Debkumar Chakrabarti
DoD, IIT Guwahati
Programme Chair
Amaresh Chakrabarti
CPDM, IISc Bangalore


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