International Prize for Lecturer

Dr Piecyk and Professor McKinnon at the DB Science Talk in Berlin

Dr Maja I. Piecyk, from the School of Management and Languages, has been awarded the 2011 DB Schenker Award.

This international logistics award for young scientists was presented to Dr Piecyk a DB Schenker Science Talk in Berlin. She was awarded a 10,000 euro prize for her dissertation 'Analysis of long term freight transport, logistics and related CO2 trends on a business-as-usual basis'. Maja's supervisor, Professor Alan McKinnon, was awarded 5,000 euros for his involvement.

The DB Schenker Award

The DB Schenker Award is given by the Stinnes Foundation and is considered one of the highest European honours for logisticians. The non-profit Stinnes Foundation, which is part of DB Mobility Logistics AG, was established in 1983 as part of the celebrations surrounding the 175th anniversary of Stinnes AG. Each year it presents an award recognising young scientists. The award encourages academic work by young scientists in transportation and logistics that exhibits scientific excellence as well as a high degree of innovation and a benefit to the environment and society.

Dr. Piecyk's dissertation deals with a very important and topical field of research in sustainable freight transport by road. Understanding the impact of a variety of factors on the carbon footprint of land transport is essential for us to be able to make our road transports even more environmentally friendly over the long term.

Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board of DB Mobility

Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board of DB Mobility, said: "Dr. Piecyk's dissertation deals with a very important and topical field of research in sustainable freight transport by road. Understanding the impact of a variety of factors on the carbon footprint of land transport is essential for us to be able to make our road transports even more environmentally friendly over the long term. Dr. Piecyk's work gives us important insights."

James Cooper Memorial Cup winner

Dr Piecyk was previously the winner of the James Cooper Memorial Cup for the best PhD on a logistics topic in the UK and the Republic of Ireland in 2011, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The prize is awarded annually to PhD students at UK or Republic of Ireland universities for research that makes an original contribution to the field and is directly relevant to the management of the end-to-end supply chain.

Pictured left to right: Professor Frank Straube (Technical University of Berlin), Dr. Karl Friedrich Rausch (Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG), Dr. Maja Piecyk and Professor Alan McKinnon (Heriot-Watt University), Professor Peter Klaus (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), Michael Kadow (VP for Business Excellence DB Mobility Logistics AG).

More information is available at: http://www.dbschenker.com/award