DB Schenker Award
The DB Schenker Award 2011 goes to Dr. Maja I. Piecyk
Scientist from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh wins the international logistics award and a 15,000 euro cash prize.
The 2011 DB Schenker Award goes to Dr. Maja I. Piecyk from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh in the UK. Dr. Piecyk accepted the international logistics award for young scientists at a DB Schenker Science Talk in Berlin for her dissertation “Analysis of long term freight transport, logistics and related CO2 trends on a business-as-usual basis.”
(Prof. Frank Straube (TU Berlin), Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG, Dr. Maja I. Piecyk (Winner), Prof. Alan McKinnon (Winner), Prof. Peter Klaus (Em.,Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), Michael Kadow (Vice President Business Excellence DB Schenker)
“Dr. Piecyk’s dissertation deals with a very important and topical field of research in sustainable freight transport by road. Understanding the impact of a variety of factors on the carbon footprint of land transport is essential for us to be able to make our road transports even more environmentally friendly over the long term. Dr. Piecyk’s work gives us important insights,” said Dr. Karl‑Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG responsible for the Transportation and Logistics Division.
The winner will receive a 10,000 euro cash prize, while Prof. Alan McKinnon’s Logistics Research Center at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh will receive 5,000 euros for encouraging and advising Dr. Piecyk.
The DB Schenker Award is given by the Stinnes Foundation and is considered one of the highest European honors for logisticians. The non-profit Stinnes Foundation, which is part of DB Mobility Logistics AG, was established in 1983 as part of the celebrations surrounding the 175th anniversary of Stinnes AG. Each year it hands out an award recognizing young scientists.
The award encourages academic work by young scientists in transportation and logistics that exhibits scientific excellence as well as a high degree of innovation and a benefit to the environment and society.
Last modified: 20.09.2012