With this award, the University of Stuttgart especially honours Keip's particularly interactive design of his seminars, his ability to repeatedly create concrete application references, especially in the case of abstract content such as mechanics, as well as the fundamental renewal and successful implementation of the major basic lectures that he owes - with excellent evaluations by the students.
Marc-André Keip studied civil engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen from 1999 to 2004. He then moved to industry for two and a half years as a consulting and development engineer. He returned to the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2007 and completed his doctorate in mechanics with distinction in 2011. After almost two years as a postdoctoral fellow in Essen and a research stay at the California Institute of Technology in the USA, in 2013 he accepted an appointment as junior professor for computer-oriented micromechanics and material design at the faculty, which is financed by the Simulation Technology excellence cluster. Since December 2016, he has represented the Chair of Material Theory in Engineering at the Institute of Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart.
The teaching prize of the University of Stuttgart was established in 2015, is announced annually and is endowed with a prize money of 10,000 euros, which is earmarked for the improvement of teaching. With this award, the university documents the strategic importance of excellent teaching.