Food sciences engineer honored - Bavarian Prize for Excellence in Teaching goes to Heiko Briesen

Category: Award, Campus

Professor Heiko Briesen have been honored with the "Bavarian Prize for Excellence in Teaching" at state universities in Bavaria. Bernd Sibler, Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts, recognized the process engineer at the suggestion of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In addition to Heiko Briesen, Johanna Baehr, an electrical engineer from the Chair of Security in Information Technology, was also selected to receive the award.

Professor Briesen, who holds the TUM Professorship for Process Systems Engineering at the TUM School of Life Sciences in Weihenstephan, teaches engineering science fundamentals in brewing and food technologies as well as bioprocess technology, preparing students for future careers in research and industry. Students emphasized in particular his motivating lecture style together with his use of unconventional elements.

Student Nominations

The "Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the State Universities in Bavaria" is endowed with 5,000 euros. The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts awards the prize annually to 15 university teachers. Nominations are submitted by universities, with students participating in the selection process.

More information:

- Teaching prizes for TUM instructors

- Teaching at TUM

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