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ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg

Honoring a leader, challenging a new generation.

About the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg

With the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg, we are giving outstanding postdocs a chance to continue their research.

As part of its innovation commitment, ABB invests significantly in research and development, and in 2020 the company has increased R&D and digital spend to 4.8 percent of Group revenues, corresponding to around $1.3 billion. The company employs some 7,000 R&D engineers globally, of which more than 60 percent are focused on software development and digitalization.

ABB Research Award 2022

Utsav Banerjee - 2022 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg with ABB CEO Björn Rosengren
ABB announces 2022 awardee for ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg

ABB has granted the third ever ABB Research Award in Honor of former ABB chairman Hubertus von Grünberg to Dr. Utsav Banerjee to continue his research on innovative integrated circuits and systems for increased security on the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices.

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2022 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg

The 2022 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg has been awarded to Dr. Utsav Banerjee. The award, which is presented every three years, comes with a grant of $300,000 and will support Banerjee to continue his work on innovative integrated circuits and systems for increased security on the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices. The award ceremony was held at ABB’s Research Center in Baden, Switzerland.

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Utsav Banerjee - 2022 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg with ABB CEO Björn Rosengren
IoT security research wins 2022 ABB Research Award

The 2022 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg has been awarded to Dr Utsav Banerjee. The award, which is presented every three years, comes with a grant of $300,000 and will support Banerjee in his work on innovative integrated circuits and other systems to increase security in connected devices and the Internet of Things.

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FAQ for ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg.

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The ABB Research Award Trophy 2022

Portrait about the trophy and the artist Fritz Jakob Gräber.

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Previous ABB Research Awards

The Awardee

Ambuj Varshney, who started building things during his school days in India, was awarded the 2019 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg for his groundbreaking work on battery-free communication systems that enable a sustainable Industrial Internet of Things.

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Winner Announcement

 

The research project: Battery-free sensors for the smart factory of the future

Networked Embedded Systems (NES) are the backbone of many sensor and communication systems today. Thanks to the awardee of the second ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg they now could become even more important.

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"Dare to dream": applying for the ABB Research Award

The winner of the 2016 ABB Research Award has some advice for potential new applicants.

First ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg given to Dr. Jef Beerten

Dr. Jef Beerten from KU Leuven, Belgium, receives a US $ 300,000 grant over the next three years for ongoing research at the forefront of energy technology.

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First ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg given to Dr. Jef Beerten
ABB announces $300,000 research award

ABB has created the "ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg", an international research award in the name of the company's former Chairman, who has stepped down after eight years at the head of the Board of Directors. The award is intended to encourage world-class research in ABB’s main fields of operation: power and automation, as applied in utilities, industries, and transport and infrastructure.

The awardee of the inaugural ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg

Dr. Jef Beerten, of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and EnergyVille, postdoctoral fellow of Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium, is the first recipient of the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg. At a ceremony in front of more than a hundred international researchers, Dr. Beerten was recognized for his doctoral thesis, “Modeling and Control of DC Grids.” He was chosen from 69 applicants from leading institutions around the world, representing a wide range of disciplines. Dedicated in honor of former ABB chairman Dr. Hubertus von Grünberg, the award recognizes outstanding academic work in energy and automation and is accompanied by one of the highest research grants of its kind. It will be given every three years.

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