PhD Award of the CBM collaboration granted for the first time
Dr. Dennis Doering received the CBM PhD Award 2015, granted for the first time this year, for his PhD thesis at FAIR and GSI and the Goethe-University Frankfurt. The award was handed over by Dr. Volker Friese, head of the selection committee, on Friday, 15 April 2016, during the CBM collaboration meeting at GSI. Doerings PhD advisor Dr. Michael Deveaux accepted the award in proxy. The award is endowed with a prize money of 500 Euro.
In his PhD Doering worked on the development of a micro vertex detector (MVD) for the Compressed Baryonic Matter Experiment (CBM) in the team of Professor Joachim Stroth. He tested and evaluated CMOS sensors for the MVD, produced with new technologies, with particular emphasis on their radiation hardness which would qualify them to be applied for CBM. He showed that high-resistive epitaxial layers constitute an important step forward in tolerance to non-ionising radiation, and that the combination of such material with a new CMOS process is a most promising way to fulfil the CBM requirements for monolithic active pixel sensors (MAPS). His work has high impact for the future MAPS developments in general and for the CBM project in particular.
Candidates for the award are nominated by their advisors. The selection is carried out by a committee appointed by the CBM collaboration. The criteria for the selection are originality and quality of the scientific work, scientific value, impact of the results on the field of research in general and on CBM in particular, as well as the presentation of the work in the dissertation. The award was granted for the first time this year and will in future be annually awarded to the best PhD thesis within the CBM experiment. The CBM collaboration especially wants to honour the contributions of students to the CBM project with the award.