Heinrich-Mandel Prize 2000

The trustees of the VGB-FORSCHUNGSSTIFTUNG awarded the Heinrich-Mandel Prize for Power Plant Technology 2000 to

  • Dr. Christian Gierend , Freiberg/Germany, for developing a method for integrating expert knowledge into the process control system of combustion systems based on fuzzy control and fuzzy logic. This has now been used at several refuse incineration plants. It has proved successful and has resulted in considerable savings and also relieved the burden on the operating personnel.

The 20,000 DM award was handed over on the occasion of VGB Congress "Power Plants 2000" on October, 10, 2000, in Dusseldorf by the chairman of the VGB Board.


Gerd Jäger awards the Heinrich-Mandel Prize 2000 to Christian Gierend