5th International DHC+ Student Awards

  • DHC+ Student Awards
  • 15 May 2017 - 16 May 2017

The DHC+ Technology Platform and the organising committee of the DHC+ Student Awards would like to express a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and helped make it a success!


From left to right: Gerald Schweiger, Michał Leśko, Carlo Winterscheid

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th edition of the Student Awards:

1st place winner: Gerald Schweiger (AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Technical University Graz, AT) with his paper Framework for dynamic optimization and simulation of district heating systems

2nd place winner: Michał Leśko (Warsaw University of Technology, PL) with his paper Modeling of Combined Heat and Power plants for optimal planning of their production

3rd place winner: Carlo Winterscheid (Chalmers University of Technology, SE) with his paper Integration of Solar Thermal Systems in existing district heating systems


Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how our judges chose the winners:

Our panel of judges, which included members of the DHC+ Education & Training Working Group, chose the winning papers based on the following criteria:

  1. Overall importance to science and technology (30%)
  2. Methodology and logic of conclusions (20%)
  3. Clarity and preciseness of presentation and topic (10%)
  4. Expected market impact, DHC improvement and progress (30%)
  5. Creativity of approach and subject (10%)


All participants of the Student Awards had the opportunity to receive a personalised feedback on their research and will have more chances to win in the future contests!


This year’s winners were invited to present their research outcomes at the 38th Euroheat & Power Congress (held on 15-16 May 2017 in Glasgow, UK), received a coaching session from David Beckett (a pitch trainer and TEDx speech coach) and published their articles in the International EuroHeat&Power Magazine (issue III/2017 and IV/2017).


Stay tuned for our next contest and follow us on social media:

Twitter: #DHCStudentAwards17

Facebook: DHCPlus page

LinkedIn: DHC+ showcase page


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