Aus der Laudatio von Jens-Philipp Müller am Dies Academicus 2021:
Our next winner is highly energetic. Not only do they aim for interaction, they live it. Whether it’d be by staying in the classroom during breaks to discuss topics with students or during the lecture itself, their passion motivates even the most quiet students to take part and actively engage. They are able to simplify complex topics without losing the eye for details. They make abstract topics feel concrete, rather boring courses suddenly become really interesting. Round that out with a splash of humour and the result is: a class held by Professor Emanuel Towfigh. Congratulations!