The “Research Excellence Award” was awarded to Pr Guy Fournier. He is part of the management team of the AVENUE project, which integrates autonomous minibuses into the public transport system of different cities in a large field trial and advances technical solutions.
The IAF’s Research Excellence Award in the Professors category was accepted by two individuals. First, Professor Dr. Guy Fournier from the Department of Industrial Engineering (WI) was honored. “Guy moved to Pforzheim more than ten years ago, where he has been instrumental in the internationalization of the WI department and the Faculty of Engineering. His international networking is essential for his research, in which he is particularly driven by sustainable mobility. He supports municipalities across Europe in energy and mobility issues,” said laudator Dr. Tobias Viere, Professor of Energy and Material Flow Analysis. An outstanding achievement in this area is the successful acquisition of an EU project with a total volume of 20 million euros and 16 partners from seven countries. Guy Fournier is part of the management team of the AVENUE project, which is integrating autonomous minibuses into the public transport systems of various cities in a large-scale field trial and advancing technical solutions. The knowledge gained will be the basis for recommendations on the further development of transport for governments and cities in Europe.