Sondre Sanden Tørdal (left) and Andreas Klausen submitted the best master thesis in mechatronics at the University of Agder 2015.

Andreas Klausen and Sondre Sanden Tørdal are awarded GCE NODE’s prize for best master thesis in mechatronics. Both prizewinners are about to start their PhD at the University of Agder in Grimstad.

“We are thrilled to accept this award. It gives us inspiration and motivation to continue to learn more”, says Klausen, 23, originally from Vennesla.

Their thesis was a system identification of a variable piston pump and design of a hydraulic load circuit.

“We were surprised to win the award. We are part of a very talented group of people in our class”, says Tørdal, 26, originally from Telemark.

The jury states that the prize is awarded to “a project that fully covers the field of mechatronics. The project lays a foundation for future research at the University of Agder”.

The prize, presented by GCE NODE, is NOK 10,000.