Announcing the winners of the 5th International DHC+ Student Awards

  • DHC+ Student Awards
  • 15 May 2017 - 16 May 2017

The DHC+ Technology Platform and the organising committee of the DHC+ Student Awards would like to express a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and helped make it a success!


And a special congratulations to the winners of the 5th edition of the Student Awards:

1st place winner: Gerald Schweiger (AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Technical University Graz, AT) with his paper Framework for dynamic optimization and simulation of district heating systems

2nd place winner: Michał Leśko (Warsaw University of Technology, PL) with his paper Modeling of Combined Heat and Power plants for optimal planning of their production

3rd place winner: Carlo Winterscheid (Chalmers University of Technology, SE) with his paper Integration of Solar Thermal Systems in existing district heating systems


Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how our judges chose the winners:

Our panel of judges, which included members of the DHC+ Education & Training Working Group, chose the winning papers based on the following criteria:

  1. Overall importance to science and technology (30%)
  2. Methodology and logic of conclusions (20%)
  3. Clarity and preciseness of presentation and topic (10%)
  4. Expected market impact, DHC improvement and progress (30%)
  5. Creativity of approach and subject (10%)


All participants of the Student Awards will receive a personalised feedback on their research and will have more chances to win in the future contests!


This year winners will be invited to present their research outcomes at the 38th Euroheat & Power Congress (held on 15-16 May 2017 in Glasgow, UK), will receive a VIP coaching session from David Beckett (a pitch trainer and TEDx speech coach) and will publish their articles in the International EuroHeat&Power Magazine.


Stay tuned for our next contest and follow us on social media:

Twitter: #DHCStudentAwards17

Facebook: DHCPlus page

LinkedIn: DHC+ showcase page


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