Andreas Grimmer was presented with the Klartext Award in the category of computer sciences for his contributions to "A Lab on a Chip".
Andreas Grimmer’s (Institute for Integrated Circuit and System Design; Dept. Head: Prof. Robert Wille) article titled "Das Labor auf dem Chip" focuses on the future possibility to transfer conventional lab tasks to a chip one centimeter in size. The fully automated ‘lab’ would be able to mix, heat and incubate substances anywhere, any time. The basis for the complex development of this kind of ‘lab on a chip’ is Ohm's Law of 1826.
Born in 1990 in Ried im Innkreis, Andreas Grimmer studied computer science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, earning his doctorate degree with a dissertation titled "Automatic Methods for the Design of Droplet Microfluidic Networks: A Toolbox for Designers". He then changed over to Dynatrace and works on finding solutions for Autonomous Cloud Management.
162 scientists in various categories submitted entries for the 17th annual Klaus Tschira Foundation Awards in 2019. A jury panel made up of scientists and journalists selected the winners.