In 2015 the Lions Sponsorship was awarded for the first time. 10 submissions from 4 faculties of the TU Wien have been examined by a jury out of members of the Lions Club and the TU Wien. The applications have been evaluated by general and scientific criteria (for example demonstration of use of the subsidies, description of the scientific methodology, innovation degree of the work, as well as their potential).

Price Winner

Picture of the winner of the Lions Sponsorship 2015 Marco Furchi

© Valentina Fünder

Marco Furchi has successfully emerged from this process and has been awarded for his work on a novel solar cell structure.

Award Ceremony

Picture from the award ceremony at the Vienna young Scientist Symposium - Mr. Furchi, the price winner was already at MIT at that time and therefore he was represented by his colleague Andreas Pospischill.

© Matthias Heisler

within the scope of the Vienna young Scientist Symposium

Research stay

 Picture of the price winner Mr. Furchi from the research stay at MIT (USA).

© Marco Furchi

Marco Furchi' was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge from the end of June 2015 to the end of December 2015, where he conducted research in the Department of Physics in the group of Professor Pabolo Jarillo-Herrero.