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27. Feb. 2020

Dr.-Ing. Jérémy Epp has been nominated as a member of the Project Review Panel (PRP) "Materials Science" of the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY). For a term of three years, the head of the department "Physical Analysis" at Leibniz-IWT is now part of the commission that discusses and evaluates user proposals for new research projects at the DESY light sources with regard to their scientific excellence, their feasibility at the chosen experimental station and their relevance for the general research programme. In March, the next of two annual proposal rounds will take place, in which Mr. Epp will already participate.

DESY is one of the world's leading accelerator centres. The accelerators as well as the detection instruments that DESY develops and builds are unique tools for research: They generate the strongest X-ray light in the world, bring particles to record energies and open up unique possibilities for the analysis of material-physical processes, especially for engineers and materials scientists. Due to the high demand, a total of 13 Project Review Panels consisting of about 3-10 external national and international experts from various fields of research assess the submitted proposals.

Mr. Epp himself has been using the various possibilities of large-scale research facilities, especially synchrotron facilities, for his research for more than 10 years. Among other things, he has carried out basic research on microstructure and stress development using in-situ experiments under complex conditions, such as during deep rolling or, most recently, in the additive production of tool steels.