This year's Erwin-Stephan-Preis has been awarded to Carsten Behrens by Technical University of Berlin. Carsten received the from the Vice President of the Technical University of Berlin, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach at an award ceremony on the 3 April 2009.
This prestigious award is to recognise rapid completion of the undergraduate degree studies, with excellent results, and is intended to support research studies abroad. Carsten is in the first year of his PhD in high-speed optical transmission techniques in the Optical Networks Group, UCL.