NEWS 10 July 2023

Who will you recommend for the Wim van der Hoek Award 2023?

Recommend your best graduate for the Wim van der Hoek award 2023 before September 8.

The Wim van der Hoek Award is an annual prize awarded to the student with the best graduation project in the field of
mechanical engineering. In 2023 the prize will be awarded for the 18th time.

We are requesting technical universities and colleges in the Netherlands and Flanders to submit their students’ graduation reports before 8 September. An expert jury assesses the reports and selects the nominees from them; In the evening (September 25, October 2 or 9) these nominees give a presentation to the jury via Teams, who then chooses a winner based on presentation and report. The winner will be announced on November 16 at the Precision Fair.

The winner will receive 1000 euros, an original trophy and a framed certificate. The other nominees will receive a
certificate. All nominees may submit an abstract for the DSPE Conference 2025 and if awarded the opportunity to give a lecture or display a poster (with or without demonstration), participate in the DSPE Conference 2025 free of charge (date tbd September 2025).

The prize is intended to bring greater attention to the area of design in mechanical engineering. The name of the prize refers to Emeritus Professor Wim van der Hoek, who from 1962 to 1985 laid the foundations for the unique Dutch method of design in mechanical engineering at TU Eindhoven.

Graduation reports from the academic year 2022/2023 may be submitted if the graduation date is between 1 Augustus 2022 and 31 July 2023. When assessing the graduation reports, the quality of the design, substantiation and innovativeness of the chosen solutions are the criteria, as well as the possibility to serve as an example in the book Construction Principles. Candidates must be nominated by the graduation supervisor, graduation teacher or lecturer/professor.

The trophy has been manufactured by Leiden Instrument Makers School LiS; the prize money is offered by High Tech Systems Center that is part of the Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute van de TU Eindhoven.

The jury
The 2023 jury consists of: Johan Vervoort (Vervos), Maurice Teuwen (JPE), Wouter Vogelesang (VH Consult), Marc Vermeulen (ASML) Hans Steijaert (Vanderlande Industries) en juryvoorzitter Jos Gunsing (MaromeTech)

Click here for more information about the Wim van der Hoek award 2022.


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