Hygienic Study Award 2016

Since its first edition in 2009, the Hygienic Study Award honors an upcoming generation of Young researchers and scientists and is meant to  promote science and research in the field of hygienic processing. Knowledge and research resulting from the award are an added value which will contribute to the advancement of Hygienic Design worldwide and which will encourage the development of an international community in this important topic.

The award acknowledges three remarkable, innovative and high-quality diploma, bachelor's, master's and PhD's theses. Such studies should e.g. highlight the hygienic engineering & design of machinery and equipment, best practices in material usage and material surfaces under hygienic aspects as well as the general field of fouling and cleaning of food-related materials, food contact materials, tailored surfaces and the attachment of microbial species.

Download the Hygienic Study Award Flyer or refer to the details below:


Target groups:

Full or part-time BSc, MSc, PhD or diploma students registered in an internationally recognized University or College, who are the lead authors and directly responsible for the main content of the work presented in the abstract.  

Theses and language:
Theses should be excellent and preferably written in English language. If submitted in another language, please attach an extensive English summary. The studies submitted should not be older than two years and will be evaluated by an international jury. Participation is free of charge.

Awards location:
The EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design 2016 will be the appropriate framework for the Hygienic Study Award 2016. Finalists will have free admission to the congress and will be optionally invited to give a short presentation during the awards ceremony.

The awards remuneration is kindly funded by VDMA (German Engineering Federation):

1st prize:  EUR  1,000
2nd prize: EUR     500
3rd prize:  EUR    250

All awarded students will receive:

Download the application form and send it together with your thesis and - if required - an extended summary to hsa@avv.fraunhofer.de.

Submission Deadline & Selection Procedures:
The submission deadline for all entries will be 31 July 2016.

The Jury will evaluate all entries and select the winners. All participants will be notified of their result by the HSA Organisation Office before 30 September 2016. Evaluation criteria will be: thematic complexity, degree of innovation, feasibility, methodology and scientific approach, comprehensibility and layout of the thesis. Data privacy will be ensured.

The winners of the Hygienic Study Award will be honored during an awards ceremony on occasion of the EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design 2016 from 2 - 3 November 2016 in Herning (Denmark).