Just a short while ago, Dipl.-Ing. Denny Schmidt, former student at Aalen University and doctoral student at the Institute for Materials Research (IMFAA), successfully completed his doctorate. Speakers of the oral doctoral examination at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering were Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Knoblauch, Prof. Dr. Marc Kamlah as well as Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael. J. Hoffmann under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Stieglitz.