Like counting objects, measuring their mass belongs to the most elemental characterization processes mankind has performed for thousands of years, from coal bags to sophisticated agents used in the pharma industry, from beam balances to electromagnetic laboratory balances, and from micro to ... more
Dr. Uwe S. Pracht
Festo AG & Co. KG
Uwe Pracht, born in 1987, received his BSc and MSc degrees in physics from the University of Stuttgart, completing his studies with a thesis on THz spectroscopy on superconducting TiN thin films. From 2013 to 2017, he worked on his doctorate and completed it with distinction at the Chair of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Stuttgart under Prof. Martin Dressel in the field of solid state physics and quantum criticality. Since 2017, he has been working as an experimental engineer in the “SupraMotion” project of Festo AG & Co.KG, where he focuses on the technological potential of superconductor-based levitation for automation as well as process and analysis technology used in industrial applications.
For his master's thesis, Uwe Pracht received the prize for outstanding scientific achievements from the Association of Friends of the University of Stuttgart. His experimental work on “Electrodynamics of Quantum Critical Conductors and Superconductors” during his doctorate was honored by Springer Verlag as “Outstanding PhD Research” and published by them. In connection with this work, 12 papers were published in peer-reviewed journals. From 2014 to 2016 Uwe Pracht was a scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.
"The current advances in solid-state physics have tremendous technological potential. Working to get them out of the lab and harness them for radically new applications is a very exciting task."