At the EIT Manufacturing Summit 2023, the audience celebrated the inaugural cohort of Master and Doctoral students for the successful completion of their degrees. Congratulations on their achieving a significant milestone in their academic journey!

The hall was filled with ecstatic cheers as the very first EIT Manufacturing Master and Doctoral school graduates stood on the stage with EIT Label certificates in hand, celebrating an important milestone for the entire community. With this year’s event based on the European Commission’s Skills Agenda, this ceremony was one to demonstrate the importance of educating the workforce for future-proofing European manufacturing innovation.

Among the master graduates, three of the Best Innovative Master Thesis were selected based on the criteria “Best connection between research and application at company level” and Shunyang Ning, Chonlapat Srisuwan, and Tejesh Varma Rudraraju were awarded the first, second and third prizes respectively at the EIT Manufacturing Summit 2023.

Marketing and Sales Manager of the programme, Prajwal Chandra, hosted the ceremony, giving recognition to each individual from both programmes.

This milestone marks the beginning of a transformative journey for the graduates, positioning them as trailblazers in the dynamic landscape of European manufacturing. As we applaud their achievements, we look forward to witnessing the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in shaping the future of innovation and excellence in the manufacturing sector.

EIT Manufacturing CEO, Caroline Viarouge, made sure to acknowledge the efforts of the students: ”Your hard work and dedication really show. We congratulate you on your great achievement. So proud to have the young talent for the future of manufacturing. Futureproofing and transforming the world. We are welcoming you to the EIT Manufacturing community.”

Director of Education, Paola Fantini’s words were warm, expressing great pride in the completion of one stage. ”You are welcome to the alumni community”, she said and continued by emphasizing the wealth of this new esteemed status: ”Try to get the best of our community and the bigger community of EIT.”

Through her engaging narrative, Lucia Ramundo, Head of Master & Doctoral School, took both the students and the entire audience back to where it all began, during the COVID-19 pandemic when meeting in person was impossible. With this, she pointed out the obstacles that had been overcome to make the educational programme a reality. ”Not only have you graduated from your universities, but you are also now ambassadors of the EIT community and European values: integrity and equality,” she said in her concluding remarks.

The graduates

Master School graduates

Aadil Soudagar; Alessandro Pia; Alessandro Tomasi; Ambrogio Croci; Anna Girardello; Chonlapat Srisuwan; Ebad Anwar Mukadam; Emmanuel Ofuje Lawani; Filippo Sacco Balderico; Giada Mussida; Iraide Seijo Barquin; Josu Mateo Revillas; Manisha Vijay Sampat; Marco Trevisan Mota; Moeed Ahsan; Muhammad Iqbal Suleman; Pradeep Kumar Gopalsamy; Raj Tushar Khatri; Rebecca Maria Viloma; Sai Pranav Gurumal; Shaheem Ahmed Khan; Shunyang Ning; Shunyang Ning; Tejesh Varma Rudraraju; Usman Aziz; Utkarsh Vitthalrao Savkare (alphabetical order of first names)

Doctoral School graduates

Artur Diogo Ribeirinha de Freitas Gonçalves; Iman Dadras; Maria Victoria Hernandez Marquina

Best Innovative Master Thesis Prize 2023

  • First Prize: Shunyang Ning with the thesis title “Supply Chain Modelling and Simulation of Hemp Fiber Production in Ireland”
  • Second Prize: Chonlapat Srisuwan with the thesis title “Classification of Rail Longitudinal defects using Acceleration data with Machine Learning classification technique”
  • Third Prize: Tejesh Varma Rudraraju with the thesis title “Optimisation Of Lattice Infill for Weight & Cost Reduction in FDM Additive Manufacturing”

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EIT Manufacturing Master School

The EIT Manufacturing Master School offers two-year programmes that encompasses a year of intensive study at two different universities, where students acquire comprehensive knowledge and expertise in their chosen field. Additionally, the programme includes a three-week summer school emphasizing a minor track in Innovation & Entrepreneurship held at a third university, enriching the learning experience further. This initiative is a collaborative effort led by EIT Manufacturing, in association with its ten university partners.

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EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School

The EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School supports PhD students from our seven partner universities in transforming their research into market-ready solutions through a two-year international programme. It goes beyond traditional PhD studies, focusing on manufacturing innovation and entrepreneurship. Networking opportunities and EIT alumni community further boosts students’ career prospects.

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