Alumni-Porträts

Peter Wilderer

TUM Alumnus, ehem. Ordinarius für Wassergüte- und Abfallwirtschaft (bis 2004)

TUM Emeritus of Excellence, Kuratoriumsmitglied des TUM Institute for Advanced Study

Peter Wilderer engagiert sich schon seit vielen Jahren tatkräftig für die Unterstützung des Forschernachwuchses an der Technischen Universität München. Als Mitbegründer der European Water Partnership und Mitglied weiterer internationaler Wissenschaftsvereinigungen für nachhaltige Wasserwirtschaft, ist er auch außerhalb der TUM noch aktiv in der Wissenschaft tätig.

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TUM Alumna Medizin 1989

Chefärztin der Abteilung für Gynäkologie & Geburtshilfe in Ebersberg, Honorarprofessorin und Vorsitzende des Alumni Clubs Medizin.

Mit dem Alumni Club Medizin organisiert Cornelia Höß Abschlussfeiern für Medizin Absolventen der TUM. Sie findet es sehr wichtig den Moment, in dem die Studierenden zu Ärzten werden, gebührend zu feiern. Gerne sieht Sie die Alumni Gemeinschaft der TUM-Mediziner weiter wachsen. An der Kreisklinik Ebersberg etablierte Sie ein Betreuungskonzept für Krebspatientinnen und ihr familiäres Umfeld.

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Christian Kohlpaintner

TUM Alumnus, Promotion in Chemie 1992

Seit 2009 Vorstandsmitglied der Clariant AG, Vorsitzender Stiftungsrat TUM Universitätsstiftung

Christian Kohlpaintners Weg führte nach der Promotion zunächst einmal in die Forschung der Hoechst AG. Der Einstieg ins Management folgte in derselben Firma und das heutige Vorstandsmitglied der Clariant AG kann auf viele Jahre erfolgreicher Unternehmensführung in verschiedenen Firmen zurückblicken. Seit 2010 bereichert er als Vorsitzender Stiftungsrat der Universitätsstiftung die TUM mit seinem unternehmerischen Wissen.

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Manfred Stefener

TUM Alumnus, Promotion 2000

Seit 2006 Geschäftsführer elcomax GmbH, seit 2010 Geschäftsführer Elcore GmbH, Kuratoriumsmitglied der TUM

Manfred Stefener wurde im Juni 2012 vom Europäischen Patentamt mit dem European Inventor Award für die Erfindung der ersten tragbaren Brennstoffzelle ausgezeichnet. Weiterhin gründete er drei Unternehmen (SFC Energy AG, elcomax GmbH und Elcore GmbH), meldete ein Dutzend Patente an und bereichert nun mit seiner unternehmerischen Erfahrung seit 2012 als Kuratoriumsmitglied die TUM.

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Hanns Weidinger

TUM Alumnus Elektrotechnik (TH München, Beginn 1957)

Ehem. Geschäftsführer der Weidinger GmbH, Gründungsstifter TUM Universitätsstiftung

Hans Weidinger stieg als junger Elektroingenieur in das Unternehmen seines Vaters ein, welches er als Geschäftsführer später zur Weidinger GmbH umwandelte. Er gründete 2009 zum Andenken an seine verstorbene Frau die Musikstiftung Barbara Weidinger und richtete 2010 den „Hanns W. Weidinger-Fonds“ ein, um das Vermögen des Ehepaares sinnvoll zu investieren.

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Roland Lacher

TUM Alumnus Maschinenbau (TH München) 1968

Gründer SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Gründungsstifter TUM Universitätsstiftung

Als langjähriger Geschäftsführer und Gründer namhafter Gesellschaften war die unternehmerische Tätigkeit für Roland Lacher eine Leidenschaft. Um diese Leidenschaft an Nachwuchswissenschaftler weiterzugeben, stiftet er den „Roland-und-Uta-Lacher-Fonds“ innerhalb der TUM Universitätsstiftung.

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Christian Werthmann

TUM Alumnus Landschaftsarchitektur (FH Weihenstephan) 1992

Professor am Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur Leibniz Universität Hannover seit 2012

Der Diplom-Landschaftsarchitekt arbeitete zunächst als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Landschaftsarchitektur bevor er 1997 in die USA ging und dort schließlich an der Harvard Graduate School of Design Programmdirektor der Landschaftsarchitektur wurde. Neben einem Projekt in Haiti war er von 2010-2013 dann nochmals als Hans Fischer Senior Fellow am TUM-IAS tätig, wo er das Netzwerk der TUM mit seiner Forschung ergänzte.

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Gertrude Krombholz

TUM Alumna Sportwissenschaften 1981

Ehemalige Leiterin der Abteilung Sportlehrerausbildung am Sportzentrum der TUM

Schon mit 30 Jahren war Gertrude Krombholz Ausbildungsleiterin der Lehramtsstudenten der bayerischen Sportakademie (später Teil der TU). Ihre Leidenschaft für Sport und ihr enthusiastischer Umgang mit Ihren Schülern öffnete viele Türen für Sie. Besonders am Herzen lag ihr die Arbeit mit körperlich Benachteiligten. So entwickelte Sie den Bereich des Rollstuhltanzsports maßgeblich weiter und schaffte es so auch Behinderte zu integrieren.

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David Zanatta

Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Department, Institute for Great Lakes Research, Central Michigan University, USA

Website
http://people.cst.cmich.edu/zanat1d/
Stay at TUM
November 2015 – December 2015
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Geist
Research Interests
Freshwater Ecology, Molecular Ecology, Freshwater Molluscs, Conservation Biology
Current Research Projects
Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of Freshwater Pearl Mussels
Awards/Honors
Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC, Canada (2008)

„The Lehrstuhl für Aquatische Systembiologie in Stephanskirche (Freising) has incredible faculty, students, and facilities. I greatly enjoyed teaching a course on Freshwater Molluscs! My time working with Prof. Geist and his staff has opened doors to a long-term research collaboration that I look forward to continuing.“

Poul Heegaard

Professor, QUAM (Quantitative modeling of dependability and performance) Lab, Department of Telematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Website
http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/poulh
Stay at TUM

October 2015 – December 2015
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer
Research Interests
Dependability in interdependent, interacting, complex systems of system; QoS evaluation and management in communication systems and services survivability quantification; Monitoring, routing and management in dynamic networks;
Distributed, autonomous and adaptive management and routing;
Rare event simulation techniques
Current Research Projects
End-to-end differentiation of services (Telenor); The next generation control centres for Smart Grids (NTNU); Open and Autonomous Digital Ecosystems (NTNU); Autonomous Control for Reliable Internet of Services (EU COST ACROSS)

Akram Al-Ibraheem

Head of Nuclear Medicine Department and Head of Thyroid Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, King Hussein Cancer Center
International Expert at the International Atomic Energy Agency and President of Arab Society of Nuclear Medicine

Stay at TUM
September 2008 – September 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger
Research Interests
Nuclear Oncology, PET/CT, Cancer

„My stay at TUM was very fruitful and a cornerstone in my successful career. It gave me the capacity to conduct high level multi-centric researches and to establish a successful research network with the great TUM team.“

Faheem Khurshied Butt

Assistant Professor at the University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
at TUM as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

Stay at TUM Jan. 2016 – December 2017
Host Prof. Dr. Aliaksandr Bandarenka
Research Interests
Energy Storage/Conversion, Functional nanomaterials, Materials Physics
Current Research Projects
V2O4 Functional Materials for Supercapacitors Applications

„I am only at the beginning of my research stay at TUM and I find it really interesting. It’s a new experience for me. People are very helping and caring, especially in my Lab and at TUM welcome centre. They try to help you at every possible step. I expect alot of learning from the scientific as well as cultural point of view here in Munich.“

Lorenzo Tei

Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry, Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy

Webpage
http://people.unipmn.it/tei/
Stay at TUM
Jan. 2015 – Oct. 2015
Host Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger; Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wester
Research Interests
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear medicine, Contrast agents, Molecular Imaging probes
Awards/Honors
J. J. Turner Prize for PhD Thesis Excellence for the best thesis submitted at the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK

„I really enjoyed my stay in Munich with my family. It is a wonderful and very liveable city. The experience at TUM was very stimulating and valuable. I hope it will be the starting point for strong collaborations in the future.“

Huashan Liu

Deputy Head of Department of Automation, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
at TUM as visiting professor

Stay at TUM Mar. 2015 – Mar. 2016
Host Prof. Dr. Martin Buss
Research Interests
Robotics; Motion Control; Mechatronics

Goutam Kumar Tanti

School of Life, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli, India
As Postdoctoral Fellow at TUM at Klinikum Rechts der Isar

Stay at TUM Aug. 2014 – present
Host Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hemmer
Research Interests
Molecular Neurobiology, Neuro-Immune interaction, From genes to brain functioning
Current Research Projects
Finding immune targets in different neurological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis

„Simply, I am having great time at TUM. This is my first stay outside my home country and where native language is different than mine. I was skeptical initially but there are many people who are always present to help the international researchers.  My experience in Munich is really wonderful. It’s a truly international city with lots of people from different parts of the world. Most interestingly, the location of Munich is amazingly perfect! It is situated few kilometers from beautiful mountains and lakes as well as it is surrounded by beautiful cities like Vienna, Prague, Venice etc…….“

Emanuele Rodolà

Post-doctoral Researcher, Università Ca‘ Foscari Venezia, Italy

Webpage
http://sites.google.com/site/erodola/

Stay at TUM
Aug. 2013 – Dec. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers
Research Interests
Shape Analysis, Shape Matching, Computational Geometry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Best Student Paper Award at 3DIMPVT Paris  (2010), Best Scientific Research Award  at the University of Venice (2011), 3 times Outstanding Reviewer Award at CVPR/ECCV

„I have traveled all around the world and worked at top Universities, with the most diverse scientific groups, and under the most favorable conditions. Still, TUM managed to exceed all my already high expectations. Here I found the ideal work environment and had the pleasure to work and connect with top scientists in my field. The quality of teaching is also excellent, a fact that is evident when communicating and working with students on research projects of all sorts. Put into simple words, working at TUM is an experience I am extremely proud of.“

Paul Martin Mai

Professor of Earth Science & Engineering, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Webpage
http://ces.kaust.edu.sa
Stay at TUM
July 2015 – Jan. 2016
Host
Prof. Dr. Michael Bader
Research Interests
Earthquake seismology, Earthquake physics, Simulation-based seismic hazard assessment

„Here at TUM I found a very positive and motivating environment. I have experienced a stimulating scientific exchange at all levels.“

Pablo Albertos

Spanish-Portuguese Institute of Agricultural Research  (CIALE), University of Salamanca
at TUM as Postdoc TUFF

Webpage https://researchgate.net/profile/Pablo_Albertos
Stay at TUM 2015 – 2016
Host Prof. Dr. Brigitte Poppenberger
Research Interests
Plants, Molecularr Biology, Agriculture stress conditions, Horticulture, Crops, Plant breeding

„I came to TUM to improve my future career as plant molecular scientist and to learn how to provide solutions to the current agriculture and horticultural problems.“

Jaehyun (Jason) So

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
at TUM as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

Stay at TUM 2014 – 2017
Host Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Busch
Research Interests
Connected Vehicles, C2X communications, traffic safety technology, road safety big data analysis, sustainable traffic operations and control
Current Research Projects
Hochautomatisiertes Fahren Verkehrliche Wirkungspotenziale

„TUM is specialized for science and engineering and has various different major programs, and the Traffic Engineering research group has of three different sub-groups consisting of powerful human resource. This colorful and powerful research environment is why I applied for the research position at TUM after my Ph.D. and postdoc years in the United States. I am truly enjoying my research journey here at TUM in developing new research ideas and conducting invaluable scientific research projects, with the great support of my colleagues, Professor Fritz Busch and the other postdoc/graduate researchers.“

Jorge Segovia Gonzalez

Universidad de Salamanca, Instituto de Fisica Fundamental y Matematicas (IUFFyM)
at TUM as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

Stay at TUM 2015 – 2017
Host Prof. Dr. Nora Brambilla
Research Interests
Heavy Quark Physics, Electrocuplings of Nucleon Resonances, Constituent Quark Models (CQMs), Effective Field Theories (EFTs), Dyson-Schwinger Equations (DSEs)
Current Research Projects
Study of Exotic Matter using novel Effective Field Theories. Analysis of Meson and Baryon Properties usin Quark Models, Study of Elastic and Transition Form Factors of Nucleon Resonances with Dyson-Schwinger Equations

„I am enthusiastic to find at TUM one of the best european academic and research environments“

Alessio Recati

CNR Researcher
INO-CNR BEC Center, Trento, Italy

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Zwerger
Research Interests
Many-body theory of ultra-cold gases
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Alfredo Braccio Award of the Accademia dei Lincei (from the Italian President)

„My stay at TUM has been a very nice experience both scientifically and personally. Both the TUM and the LMU offer a number of interesting opportunities and the level of staff members and visitors is very high. Munich is a family frieldly city, but also exciting and lively.“

Indrajit Mukherjee

Associate Professor
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India

Stay at TUM
Apr.- Aug. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow
Research Interests
Multiple Response Optimization, Quality Engineering & Management, Sourcing in Supply Chain, Multivariate Process Control and Optimization
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DAAD Visiting Professorship (2015)

„I would first of all like to thank Prof Martin Grunow for giving me such an opportunity to teach two courses at TUM. I had a great experience to remember in term of hospitality, research interaction within the production and supply chain management group. It was a privilege for me to also discuss various research problems and teaching related issue with Professor Rainer, Professor Renzo, Professor Holly and other researchers in the school. I hope to meet them again in Munich or any other part of the world.“

Shuihua Jiang

PostDoc, School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Nanchang University, China
at TUM as PostDoc thanks to the Sino-German (CSC-DAAD) Postdoc Scholarship Program

Stay at TUM Sept. 2015 – Febr. 2017
Host Prof. Dr. Daniel Straub, Engineering Risk Analysis Group
Research Interests
Slope reliability, Random field modeling, Geotechnical uncertainty characterization, Risk analysis
Current Research Projects
Bayesian Updating Performance of Anchored Slopes with Surrogate Models

„It’s a challenge for me to do scientific research here at TUM. I enjoy the time with my professors and colleagues who are always very friendly.“

Pietro Falco

at TUM as TUM Foundation Fellow, Marie Curie Fellow

Homepage
http://www.hri.ei.tum.de/team/pietro-falco/

Stay at TUM
April 2015 – April 2017
Host
Prof. Dr. Dongheui Lee, Dynamic Human-Robot Interaction Lab
Research Interests
Perception-based control of robotic Systems, Machine Learning, Mobile Manipulation
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, TUM Foundation Fellowship

 

Simone Scilabra

Neuroproteomics Department, DZNE
at TUM as Marie Curie Fellow

Stay at TUM 2014 – 2016
Host Prof. Dr. Stefan Lichtenthaler
Research Interests
Alzheimer’s disease, neuroinflammation, protein shedding
Current Research Projects
Investigating the role of iRhom2 in Alzheimer’s disease; Development of a T3TRAP to increase levels of TIMP3 in the tissue and decrease TNF-mediated inflammation

„Carrying out research at TUM is exciting. The scientific environment is vibrating and the university has provided me with full support to reach my goals.“

Bajram Berisha

Full Professor for Animal Physiology, Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Homepage
http://www.uni-pr.edu/
Stay at TUM
April – October 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Michael Pfaffl
Research Interests
Animal Reproduction, Endocrinolgy, Paracrinology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Best Researcher of Kosovo Award (2012)

„I enjoy very much my stay at TUM. Great university!“

Marc Taillefer

Research Director 1 at CNRS
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1990 – Mar. 1991
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Catalysis, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Arylation, Cross-coupling, Industrial Applications
Awards/Honors (Selection)
European Sustainable Chemistry Award (2012), Clavel-Lespiau Award, French academy of sciences (2010), Innovation Research-Industry Award, LR Region (2003)

„The Post Doc in the laboratory of Professor W. A. Herrmann has been a key element in my scientific career.“

Florian Rupp

Professor of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics & Science, German University of Technology in Oman, Oman
at TUM as Visiting Professor

Homepage
http://www-m8.ma.tum.de/m8/personen/rupp/
Stay at TUM
June – August 2015
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Dr. Tobias Neckel
Research Interests
Stochastic Mechanics; Dynamical Systems and their Stability; Bifurcation; Simulation of PDEs with stochastic; Random Forcing or Controls
Current Research Projects
Computer-Based Analysis of the Stochastic Stability of Mechanic Structures Driven by White and Colored Noise; Effective & Efficient Simulation of Random Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling & Analysis of Chronic Myelogeneous Leukaemia
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Open Research Grant of The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman (2015), Ernst Otto Fischer-Lehrpreis of the TU München (2011)

„It is always a great pleasure to be at the TUM, and to be able to persue challenging research projects with good friends in world class facilities supported by an excellent academic infrastructure.“

Abdallah Metwally

Lecturer
Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1996 – Feb. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Trepl
Research Interests
Chair of Animal Nutrition, Center of Life and Food Sciences, Weihenstepan

“ I am proud to hold doctor degree from TUM at Chair of Animal Nutrition in WZW in Freising. My studies during the doctoral period were focused on ruminant animal nutrition. I believe that theChair of Animal Nutrition at WZW in Freising is one of the few Chairs in Germany and in the world with such well equipped laboratories and animal husbandry units.“

Sonja Dümpelmann

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, USA

Stay at TUM
June 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher
Research Interests
Landscape history; intersections of landscape, science and technology; landscape and politics; historiography; gender
Awards/Honors (Selection)
John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize, Foundation of Landscape Studies, for Flights of Imagination: Aviation, Landscape, Design; Senior Fellow, Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.; GHI-NEH postdoctoral research fellowship at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.

„It was a great pleasure to get to know the Lehrstuhl für Landschaftsarchitektur und industrielle Landschaft, its engaging leader and staff, and many of the students who take classes in landscape architecture at TUM. It was a wonderful experience to witness the team spirit at the Lehrstuhl. I enjoyed the classes I taught and the conversations I had with students about the subject matter of the classes but also about their interests, concerns, and future objectives.“

Wolfgang Weileder

Professor of Contemporary Sculpture, Fine Art Director of Research School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University

Homepage
www.wolfgangweileder.com
Stay at TUM
October 2015 – February 2016
Host
Department of Architecture
Research Interests
Sculpture; Site-Specific Installation; Photography; Art and Sustainability
Current Research Projects
Jetty – Art as catalyst for a debate on sustainability
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Norma Lipman Senior Research Fellowship (2000-2002); Newcastle University, Förderungspreis USA für Bildende Kunst des Freistaats Bayern (2000); Förderungspreis für Bildende Kunst des Freistaats Bayern (1999)

„I am very much looking forward to work with architecture students on series of site-specific art installations and to develop our research collaboration with the TUM.“

Jason Love

Professor of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry, EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Homepage
http://www.eastchem.ac.uk/profiles/jason-love/c4ffab20-8692-43e9-a54e-907623fd10c8
Stay at TUM
June 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn, Department of Chemistry
Research Interests
Sustainable Chemistry and Energy, F-Element Compounds, Ligand Design,  Supramolecular Catalysis, Extractive Metallurgy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Royal Society University Research Fellowship (1999-2004)

„My stay at TUM was very valuable, particularly as it gave me the time and space to think deeply about my chemistry, its impact, and its new directions. I interacted strongly with the Kuehn catalysis group to develop new ideas and cement our joint research activities, and built up new relationships with other researchers in the department. I was able to deliver a lecture to the masters students on aspects of chemistry they were not familiar with, and am hopeful that at least one of these students will spend time in my labs in Edinburgh for their Diploma studies.“

Walter Baratta

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Physics and Environment, University of Udine, Italy

Stay at TUM
August 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn, Department of Chemistry & Catalysis Research
Research Interests
Organometallic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, Ruthenium, Osmium, Asymmetric Catalysis
Current Research Projects
Catalytic transfer hydrogenation and hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Solvias Ligand Contest Award, Basel (2008)

Guangzhao Luo

Vice director of REPM Electric Machine & Control Technology, Research Center of Shaanxi Province, China

Stay at TUM
July 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Ralph Kennel, EAL
Research Interests
Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives; Advanced Motion Control and Servo System, Control of PM Machine in Electric Traction and EV; RT Simulation in Electrical System
Current Research Projects
Research in power down-rejoining dynamic mechanism and control method of PMSM RRT traction system (51177135), NSFC, Research in Starting/Generating Technology of Range-extender of Commercial Vehicle (2012AA111106-4) Sub-program of National High Tech R&D Program (863 Program)
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Second Grade Award of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China (2011), China; Outstanding Award of Undergraduate Supervisor, Shaanxi Province, China (2014)

Mike Manefield

Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Australia

Personal Website
www.manefield.com
Stay at TUM
August to December 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Jorg Drewes, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering
Research Interests
Microbiology, Bioremediation, Biogas, Wastewater Treatment
Current Research Projects
Bioremediation of organochlorine contaminated groudnwater, Biogas production from coal and food waste
Awards/Honors (Selection)
TUM August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship (2015)

Ghada Bassioni

Associate Professor and Head of the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Personal Website
www.asu.edu.eg
Stay at TUM
July – September 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn, Department of Chemistry
Research Interests
Applied Chemistry
Current Research Projects
Magnetic Nanowires, Membrane Technology, Oil Production Chemistry,Green Construction Chemicals, Environmental Aspects
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Highest State Award for young scientists in Egypt in the field of Chemistry (2013), Young Scientist Award 2013 at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China, (2013)

„TUM has rewarded me with my best memories since my studies as a M.Sc. and Ph.D. student and later as a postdoc. Most of what I have learned and what I am today I owe to the TUM and my positive experience there.“

Olivier Bauchau

Sikorsky Chair Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, USA

Personal Website
http://www.dymoresolutions.com/
Stay at TUM
June 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Carlo Bottasso, Wind Energy Institute
Research Interests
Multibody dynamics, Aero-mechanical comprehensive modeling, structural dynamics, composites materials and structures
Current Research Projects
Rotorcraft comprehensive modeling, Development of Motion formalism for multibody dynamics

Geoff Dickson

Associate Professor, School of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology

Personal Website
http://www.aut.ac.nz/profiles/geoff-dickson
Stay at TUM
December 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Jörg Königstorfer, Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Research Interests
Interorganisational relationships, Sport Governance, Ambush Marketing
Current Research Projects
Dissolution of Social Marketing Sponsorship

„I thoroughly enjoy my visits to TUM. The staff and students are very friendly, and the work is of the highest quality. It is an honour to be here as a Visiting Professor, and I hope the friendships built will be the basis of many collaborations in the future. The opportunity to work at TUM is a highight of my career…..Ich bin begeistert!“

Matt Probert

Reader in  Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of York, York, UK

Personal Website
http://www.cmt.york.ac.uk/cmd/index.html
Stays at TUM
several weeks Jan-July 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter, Chair of Theoretical Chemistry
Research Interests
Structure and dynamics of condensed matter, Density Functional Theory (DFT), electronic structure, computer simulation
Current Research Projects
Study of quantum diffusion of hydrogen on metal surfaces
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Vice-Chancellor of York Silver Award (2011), Lloyds of London Fellow (1999-2001), University of Birmingham Moreton Prize (1989)

„I thoroughly enjoy my visits to TUM. The staff and students are very friendly, and the work is of the highest quality. It is an honour to be here as a Visiting Professor, and I hope the friendships built will be the basis of many collaborations in the future.“

TUM Ambassador – Amaresh Chakrabarti

„My stay at TUM has been both culturally and academically highly rewarding”

TUM_Ambassadors_Chakrabarti

Stay at TUM
March – August 2013

Hosts
Prof. Udo Lindemann

Research Interests
Design Theory, Research Methodology, Design Synthesis, Creativity, Sustainability, Product Informatics, Design for Assembly, Virtual Reality, Biomimetics, Data analytics, Network Enabled Manufacturing, Biodesign

Awards / Honors (Selection)
Honorary Fellow, Institution of Engineering Designers, UK; Fellow, Cambridge Commonwealth Society, UK; Elected Member, Board of Management, The Design Society, UK; Elected Member, Advisory Board, The Design Society, UK; Area Editor Research in Engineering Design, Area Editor Journal of Remanufacturing, Regional Editor AI EDAM, Member, CII National Committee on Design India; Morgan-Grampian UK Manufacturing Industry Achievement Commendation Award 1994; Heiwa-Nakajima Visiting Professorship, Kobe U, Japan; Nehru Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Cambridge University, UK.

Homepage  http://cpdm.iisc.ernet.in/people/ac/ac.htm

„My stay at TUM has been both culturally and academically highly rewarding. Culturally, I came to know deeper the German and Bavarian culture. For instance, we went to Landshut to experience the ‚Landshuter Hochzeit‘, took a trip to Murnau to visit the areas where the paintings of Vassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Muenter underwent major transformation and enjoyed many soccer matches of the Bayern Muenchen. Academically, I could get involved in a number of research collaborations of high scientific value. With Prof Lindemann I jointly organized an international workshop that led to a book edited jointly by us. It will be published by Springer-Verlag. I also delivered a series of lectures on a design research methodology to research students at the Institute for Product Development at Dept of Mechanical Engineering. At TUM, I delivered a lecture at the TUM Graduate School, mentored a PhD student, and took part in a panel discussion organized by the International Cell of TUM. Two students of TUM subsequently visited my Laboratory in India and did joint research leading to writing joint, peer-reviewed papers. Prof Lindemann has been an excellent host, and I am grateful to him and his students, as well as the various departments of TUM for providing me a home away from home!“

George Filoti

Consulting Professor
Magnetism and Superconductivity Department, National Institute for Materials Physics, Magurele-Bucharest, Romania

Stays at TUM
1996 – 2002 (several stays)
Host
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wagner
Research Interests
Electronic processes in condensed matter, Various oxide structures: ferrites, pigments, superconductors, cements, Catalyst and related surface mechanisms, Molecular crystals, especially co-ordination compounds, Thin films and multi-layers, Inter-metallic with hydrogen storage properties or energy dissipative, Doped polymers for integrated optics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Order of Merits (Commandor Class) of Romania, „Gheorghe Hurmuzescu“ Romanian Academy Award of the Year (1994)

Athanasios I. Liapis

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. 1986 – Apr. 1987; Sept. 1996 – Aug. 1997
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Alfons B. Mersmann, Prof. Dr. Dieter Vortmeyer
Research Interests
Transport Phenomena Mechanisms and Modeling, Adsorption/Desorption Mechanisms and Processes, Chemical Reaction Engineering Systems, Bioseparations, Chromatographic Separations and Microfluidic Systems, Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulations of the Pore Structure and Transport in Porous Adsobent Media and Catalysts, Lyophilization
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (1996), Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Rolla (2000 – 2001)

Hiroshi Sekiya

Professor
Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1991 – Aug. 1992
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag, Prof. Dr. Klaus Müller-Dethlefs
Research Interests
Physical Chemistry, Laser spectroscopy, Molecular clusters, Molecular crystals, Dynamics, Photochemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Spectroscopical Society of Japan Award (2014)

„My stay at TUM was very valuable. I and the research team investigated rotationally resolved zero-kinetic energy (ZEKE) photoelectron spectrum of benzene. We successfully observed the highest resolution spectrum in the world. The results were published in three papers (two papers in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., and one in Chemistry Letters).“

Erin Marie Furtak

Associate Professor of Education
School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Stay at TUM
Nov. – Dec. 2014
Host
Prof. Dr. Tina Seidel
Research Interests
Formative Assessment, Secondary Science Teaching, STEM, Education, Teacher Education
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House (2012)

„The researchers, faculty and staff at TUM were incredibly helpful in getting my family settled in Munich. They found an apartment for us that was ideally located, as well as a preschool for my daughter which she loved. The intellectual climate of the School of Education was exactly the environment I hoped to find on my sabbatical. I connected with old colleagues and met many new ones, and initiated several new writing projects while also moving forward my own work. My only regret is that I was unable to stay for the entire year, but I hope to on my next sabbatical.“

Tomohiro Ichinose

Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1996 – Sept. 1998
Host
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Trepl
Research Interests
Landscape Ecology and Planning, Rural Planning
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture Award (2003), Japanese Association of Rural Planning Award (2009)

„I stayed in Weihenstephan as a post-doctoral researcher. The experience was really nice for me. I attended some classes and excursions with students. I still have contacts with Prof. Pauleit, who was my colleague at that time.“

Jamil Akhtar

Chief Scientist and Head
Sensors and Nano-Technology Group, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, Rajasthan, India

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1991 – Sept. 1992
Host
Prof.-Ing. Manfred W. Claassen
Research Interests
MEMS, Microelectronics, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Devices & Sensors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award (2014), Bharat Jyoti Award (2013)

Audrius Sileikis

Professor
Medical Faculty, Center of Abdominal Surgery, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2014
Host
Prof. Dr. Jörg Kleef
Research Interest
Pancreas Cancer

„A great experience.“

Meirong Su

Associate Professor
School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
June 2015 – May 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit
Research Interests
Urban ecosystem health, energy security
Awards/Honors (Selection)
8th Winner, 2nd Award for National Science and Technology Progress, Central People’s Government, People’s Republic of China (2012), 10th Winner, 1st Award for Excellent Scientific Achievements in Colleges, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China (2010), Best Paper Award, International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (2010)

„On the whole, my stay at TUM was happy. The various activities for international researchers, covering academic exchanges, excursions, cultural activities etc…, are very impressive. It is indeed very good for me being familiar with Germany, TUM, department, and colleagues.“

Joanna Deek

Postdoctoral fellow

Stay at TUM
May 2013 – Sept. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch
Research Interests
Cytoskeleton, composite protein networks, soft matter
Awards/Honors
 Humboldt Research Fellowship (2014), TUM University Foundation Fellowship (2013)

„The opportunity to work at TUM was enriching both from the academic as well as the cultural perspective.  It has enabled me to access the many research facilities equipped with state-of-the-art instruments, and be exposed to different research directions.“

Christophe Binetruy

Professor
Research Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (GeM), Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France

Stay at TUM
May – July 2011
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler
Research Interests
Composite materials, Composite manufacturing science, Process modeling
Awards/Honors
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (2010)

„My stay at TUM was an excellent opportunity to build a partnership with the LCC.“

Julián Rafael Dib

Assistant Professor
Instituto de Microbiología, Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT), Tucumán, Argentina
Research Scientist
PROIMI-CONICET, Tucumán, Argentina

Stay at TUM
July – Oct. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Liebl
Research Interests
Microbial Ecology, Linear Plasmids, Horizontal Gene Transfer, Human Parasitology
Awards/Honors
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2011), DAAD Scholarship (2008), Fullbright Fellowship, University of Maryland, USA (2007)

Ashok Giri

Senior Scientist
CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Stay at TUM
Oct. – Dec. 2014
Host
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schwab
Research Interests
Plant defense mechanisms, Plant secondary metabolite analysis and engineering
Awards/Honors
Raman Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (2011), Borlaug Fellow, United States Department of Agriculture,USA (2009), Humboldt Return Research Fellow (2009)

„It was a great experience and the project was a great success because of the overall atmosphere in the laboratory.“

Naira Hovakimyan

Professor, University Scholar and Schaller Faculty Scholar of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA

Stay at TUM
a few weeks every year since 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Florian Holzapfel
Research Interests
Control theory and engineering with applications in safety-critical systems
Awards/Honors
Humboldt Research Award (2014), AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award (2011)

„I visit TUM every year for few weeks on regular basis since 2011. I co-advise a few students with Florian Holzapfel and serve on their dissertation committees. I host these students in my lab in UIUC. We work jointly on flight control system design and implementation on various industrial models.“

Rick Kazman

Professor
Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA
Principal Researcher
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Stay at TUM
Sept. – Nov. 2014
Host
Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes
Research Interests
Software Architecture, Software Engineering Economics, Software Design and Analysis Tools
Awards/Honors
National Science Foundation Grant, USA (NSF, 2011-2015 and 2012-2014)

„It was a wonderful, enriching experience to visit the TUM and to work with Florian Matthes. This has resulted in several new research projects and has already resulted in two publications, with many more expected.“

Teresa M. Pique

Researcher
Instituto de Tecnología en Polímeros y Nanotecnología, Facultad de Ingegnieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires , Buenos Aires, Argentina

Stay at TUM
May 2014 – May 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Johann Plank
Research Interests
Construction materials, Cement based material, Construction chemicals
Awards/Honors
DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014)

„Though moving to Munich was not as easy as I expected, during the stay I enjoyed the city. This was was largely due to to the great group of TUM Family. They were there for us, have organized events and cultural activities and made us feel at home. TUM has also a lot to offer to postdocs in terms of career and it’s a very good place to meet researcher from all over the world, to expand your connections. And of course, there is the fact that TUM is an excellent place for research, not only because of its infrastructure, but because of the people“

Argon Chen

Professor
Graduate Institute of Industrial Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan

Stay at TUM
Oct. – Dec. 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow
Research Interests
Applied Statistical Inference, Supply Chain Data Mining, Engineering Data Mining, Medical Data Mining
Awards/Honors (Selection)
National Biotechnology Industrial Innovation Award (2010)

„Convenient guest house (IBZ) for international researchers, hreat industrial co-op opportunities in Munich area and vigorous research activities at TUM.“

Qing Di

Assistant Professor
Top 500 Enterprises Research Center, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, Chian

Stay at TUM
July 2012 – July 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe
Research Interests
organizational behavior, innovation

Alan P. Fiske

Professor
Department of Anthropology, Unversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA

Stay at TUM
June 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe
Research Interests
Psychological anthropology, relational models theory, social cognition, moral psychology, moral emotions, social motives, violence

„I had the great pleasure of meeting and working with  Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe and her research group.  The visit was of great value to me, and has fostered a wonderful collaboration.  I am grateful for their wonderful hospitality, as well as their guiding me around Munich as we discussed research plans and theory.“

Marc Gruber

Professor
Chair of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2014
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Holger Patzelt
Research Interests
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification, Technology Commercialization, Organizational Imprinting in New Firms
Awards/Honors (Selection)
TUM Research Excellence Award in Innovation and Leadership (2012), „Thought leader Award“, Entrepreneurship Division der Academy of Management (2012, 2010, 2009)

„Great, inspiring and friendly atmosphere! I had many interesting discussions about research projects with professors, postdoc and PhD students. Simply a wonderful time.“

Madeline Heilman

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, New York University (NYU), New York City, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Nov. – Dec. 2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe, Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus
Research Interests
gender bias in organizations, gender stereotypes, preferential selection processes
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Director of Graduate Studies, Coordinator, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program, New York University (NYU), Consulting Editor–Journal of Applied Psychology (since 1988)

„My stay at TUM was both fun and productive.  The atmosphere was intellectually stimulating and very welcoming.  I met many interesting faculty and students, and began research projects that continue to this day.“

Selwyn Piramuthu

Professor
Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2011 – Feb. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow
Research Interests
RFID, Supply Chain Management, Data Mining, Big Data, IoT

„I am grateful to Professor Martin Grunow, who was very kind to allow me to join his group during my visit to TUM.  My stay was definitely productive for my research, with ample support from and Interactions with Professor Martin Grunow and his research group as well as students at the TUM School of Management. At a personal/social level, everyone in my family enjoyed our stay in Munich.“

Jason D. Shaw

Chair Professor and Co-director
Centre for Leadership and Innovation, Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe, Dr. Prisca Brosi
Research Interests
Team effectiveness, turnover patterns, individual differences, psychology of financial incentives
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Faculty Research Award, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (2011, 2007), Best Paper Award, Conflict Management Division, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, USA (2008), Second Place in the Award for Best Paper in the field of Organizational Behavior (2005)

„I enjoyed my time at TUM immensely. I learned a great deal from the outstanding scholars in the Chair for Strategy and Organization. The faculty and staff were very supportive. I plan to return in the near future and hope for many years of collaboration with people at TUM.“

Hui Sun

Associate Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Stay at TUM
July – Dec. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow
Research Interests
Production and inventory control, manufacturing systems modeling, applied operations research
Awards/Honors (Selection)
National Natural  Science Foundation Award, China (2008)

„It was a wonderful experience!  I benefited a lot from sharing research experiences with my colleagues at TUM.  Thanks very much for Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow’s great help and support.“

Gerben Van Kleef

Professor of Social Psychology
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stay at TUM
May 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe, Dr. Prisca Brosi, Lisa Ritzenhöfer, Tanja Schwarzmüller
Research Interests
Emotion, power, conflict, social influence
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Early Career Award of the European Association of Social Psychology (2008), Best Dissertation Award of the International Association for Conflict Management (2005), Most Influential Paper Award of the Academy of Management (2002-2005)

„I had a number of highly inspiring meetings. The hospitality was great.“

David Andelman

Professor and Head
School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Stay at TUM
Nov. 2002 – Feb. 2003
Host
Prof. Dr. Erich Sackmann
Research Interests
Soft condensed matter and biological physics, macromolecules, amphiphiles and self-assembly, interfacial phenomena, electrostatics interactions in complex and macromolecular fluids
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Excellence in Teaching Award, Tel Aviv University (2006), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2004), Bourke Lectureship Award, The Royal Society, UK (2003), Humboldt Research Award (2003)

„I stayed for 3 months in the lab of Prof. Sackmann (Biophysics) at TUM. It was part of my Humboldt Award visit. What I still remember very vividly are the many discussions and interactions that I had with diploma and PhD students in the group. The atmosphere was informal and exciting. I learned a lot!“

Ranjit Prasad Bahadur

Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology, Computational Structural Biology Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP), Kharagpur, India

Stay at TUM
May – July 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Zacharias
Research Interests
Computational Structural Biology, protein-protein, protein-nucleic acids interactions, macromolecular assemblies their function and evolution
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DAAD Research Fellowship (2011), Young Scientist Award, Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2010)

„It was a very fruitful stay in Garching with Prof. Martin Zacharias in the Biophysics Department, leading to a collaborative research publication in an international journal.“

Jean-Louis Barrat

Professeur de Classe Exceptionnelle
Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Physics, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1988 – July 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Götze
Research Interests
Statistical physics, Computer simulation, Liquids, Glasses, Polymers,  Mechanical properties of amorphous systems, interfaces, granular systems, polymers, nanoscale heat transfer
Awards/Honors (Selection)
CNRS Silver Medal (2012), Senior Member, Institut Universitaire de France (2009), Langevin Prize, French Phsyical Society (2000)

„My stay at TUM as a Humboldt fellow was scientifically and personally very enriching. I still keep excellent contacts with the German scientific community in the field, and excellent memories ofMunich and Garching.“

Kit Hansell Bowen, Jr.

E. Emmet Reid Professor of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. – Dec. 1999, June – July 2000, June – July 2002
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heiz
Research Interests
Clusters, Anion Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Cluster Catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (1999), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award (1999), Fellow, American Physical Society (APS, 1996), Member of Editorial Board, The Journal of Chemical Physics (1994 – 1997)

Frank Bridges

Research Professor
Physics Department, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, California, USA

Stay at TUM
1976 – 1977, 1979
Host
Prof. Dr. Helmut Kinder
Research Interests
Local distortions in thermoelectric materials, in negative thermal
expansion materials and in thin films for solar cells
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Outstanding referee, Physical Review (2013),  Fellow, American Physical Society (2012), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1976)

„I enjoyed my time at TUM and got a lot of work done. The people I worked with were very supportive and I visited Kinder’s group again in the 90’s.“

Junhao Chu

Professor
National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (SITP), Shanghai, China
Dean
School of Information Science and Technology, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China
Director
Shanghai Center for Photovoltaics, Shanghai, China

Stay at TUM
Mar. 1986 – Oct. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Frederick Koch
Research Interests
Semiconductor Physics and device physics, Infrared Physics, Photovoltaic solar cells, Ferroelectric materials and devices
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Shanghai City Natural Science Award, First Class Category (2006), The second class Awards of Natural Science, China (2005), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

„During my stay at TUM I did a study on the physics of two-dimensional system of narrow gap semiconductors, set up an empirical model for subband structure of surface electron of narrow gap semiconductor and found spin resonance of the surface electron, obtained dispersion relation of the surface electron with zero field spin splitting. Most of the results have been cited as a chapter in my recent book “Device Physics of narrow gap semiconductors” (Springer, 2009).“

Jian Fu

Associate Professor and Director
Research Center of Digital Radiation Imaging and Biomedical Imaging (DRI/BMI), School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China

Stays at TUM
Sept. –Nov. 2010, July-Aug. 2011 and July 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Image reconstruction and processing methods, engineering techniques and applications for x-ray absorption-contrast, phase-contrast and dark field radiography and computed tomography
Awards/Honors (Selection)
New Century Excellent Talents in University Award, Ministry of Education, China (2013), National Technological Invention Award, China (2012), Beijing Nova Award, Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (2009)

Carlos F. O. Graeff

Professor in Materials Science
Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil

Stay at TUM
May 1994 – July 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Stutzmann
Research Interests
Electronic Magnetic Resonance, Organic Semiconductors, Solar Cells, Transistors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1994)

„My post doc at TUM brings me nice memories. I had a very productive time with access to state of the art equipment and high level researchers that were decisive in first years of my career. At the same time, I had a nice time with my family with very positive experiences, the highlight was the birth of my youngest son.“

Christine Grauby-Heywang

Assistant Professor
Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine, Université Bordeaux 1, Talence, France

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1998 – Aug. 1999
Host
Prof. Dr. Erich Sackmann
Research Interests
Lipids, Langmuir monolayers, planar monolayers and bilayers, fluorescence microscopy, atomic force microscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1998)

„My stay at TUM was very positive in every aspect amd fruitful at both the scientific and personal level.“

Ernest M. Henley

Professor and Dean Emeritus
Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Stay at TUM
June – July 2000, May 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Weise
Research Interests
Symmetries, quarks in nucleon
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Member and Former President (1992), American Physical Society (APS), Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society (APS, 1989), Humboldt Research Award (1984), Member, National Academy of Sciences (NAS, 1979)

„I have enjoyed my association with TUM and found it profitable.“

Gino Isidori

Research Director
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF), Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Frascati, Italy

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Apr. 2000, Jan. – Dec. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Buras
Research Interests
Fundamental interactions, Effective Field Theories, Physics beyond the Standard Model
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2009), Antonio Stanghellini Fellowship, Italian Society of Physics (SIF, 1994)

Yuri Kagan

Professor and Head
Solid State Theoretical Division, National Research Center „Kurchatov Institute“, Moscow, Russia

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1994 – Jan. 1995, Sept. – Oct. 1997, Nov. – Dec. 1999, Dec. 2000, Nov. 2003, Oct. 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mößbauer, Prof. Dr. Sighart Fischer
Research Interests
Quantum theory of condensed matter, Theory of classical and quantum gases
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Triumph Award, Russia (2006), Humboldt Research Award (1994), Karpinskii Prize (1994), Full Member (Academician) Russian Academy of Science

„During my awardee stay I had close and fruitful contact with many theoretical and experimental groups in TUM and another German Institutions. Detail analysis of obtained and planned results, lectures and seminars contribute to the development of such area, as coherent phenomena at the resonant interaction of gamma-quanta and synchrotron radiation with crystals, Bose-condensation of ultracold atoms, relaxation phenomena in amorphous solids.“

Hideyuki Maki

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Japan

Stay at TUM
Nov. 2010 – Oct. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner (Holleitner Group, Walter Schottky Institut)
Research Interests
Nano device, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanowiere, polymers, quantum device, electronic device, optoelectronic

Jie Meng

Cheung Kong Professor
School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China

Stays at TUM
Aug. 1994 – Dec. 1996, July – Aug. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Ring
Research Interests
Theoretical Nuclear Structure
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2012), Exotic Nuclei Community GENCO Membership Award, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (2010), Achievement in Asia Award, Global Chinese Physics Association (2009), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995)

Vladimir Mitin

SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA

Stays at TUM
Aug. 2009, several times since then
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Peter Vogl
Research Interests
Physics and devices based on nanostructures
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Distinguished Professor of 2005, New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR, 2005), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1983), Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of SPIE 

Rabindra N. Mohapatra

Professor of Physics and Associate Director
Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics (MCFP), College Park, Maryland, USA

Stays at TUM
July 2005, June – Aug. 2006, June 2010
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner, Prof. Dr. Michael Ratz
Research Interests
Elementary Particle theory and Cosmology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2005), „Distinguished Scholar-Teacher“ Award, University of Maryland (2001-2002), Distinguished Physicist Award, American Chapter of the Indian Physics Association (2000), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 1980)

Janusz Rosiek

Professor
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Physics Department, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Stays at TUM
Sept. 2000 – June 2002, Sept. 2003 – June 2004
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Buras
Research Interests
Elementary particle physics, phenomenology of supersymmetric models, flavor and CP violation in rare decays
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995)

„My stay at TUM was very productive. I had friendly and experienced host as well as a strong research group. Also the city and its neigbourhood are great for living.“

Marushka Sendova-Vassileva

Associate Professor
Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Stay at TUM
Aug. – Oct. 1997
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Martin Stutzmann
Research Interests
Thin film solar cells, organic solar cells, Raman spectroscopy

„During my stay at TUM I learned a lot and it was a very helpful and pleasant experience for me.“

Shikong Shen

Professor of Chemistry
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum at Beijing (CUPB), Changping, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1981 – Feb. 1983
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Menzel
Research Interests
Natural gas Conversion to Chemicals and Hydrocarbons, Catalytic Oxidation of light Hydrocarbons, Surface Chemistry and Physics of Catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First Science and Technology Progress Award, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (2002), First Class National Science and Technology Progress Award, China (1983), Second Class National Natural Science Award, China (1982), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1981)

„I spent one and a half year as a Humboldt Fellow at the Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik E20. During this wonderful time I not only learned advanced surface science techniques and theories from professor Menzel and his colleagues, but also, more importantly, their professionalism, seriousness of scientific experiments and dauntless efforts to explore scientific truth. The encounter with these outstanding characters and indomitable spirit was of benefit to me for my entire life.“

Michael Shur

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics and Director
RPI site of „Connection One“, National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Mar. and Oct. 2003, June – July 2004, July 2005, July 2010
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Oliver Ambacher, Prof. Dr. Martin Stutzmann
Research Interests
Semiconductor materials and devices, LEDs, smart solid state lighting, terahertz devices and systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Tibbetts Award, USA Small Business Administration for technology commercialization (2012), IEEE Donald Fink Best Paper Award (2007), IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award (2007)

„It was a very useful and rewarding experience that broadened my research horizons.“

Katsuhiko Suzuki

Associate Professor
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1995 -Sept. 1998
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Weise
Research Interests
Hadron, elementary particles, quark, gluon
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996)

„It was very valuable for me to collaborate with German researchers as well as postdocs from other countries.“

Janet Tate

Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1987 – Aug. 1989
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Helmut Kinder
Research Interests
Electronic materials, thin films, electrical and thermal transport
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Milton Harris Award in Basic Research, Oregon State University (2007); Frederick H. Horne Award for sustained excellence in teaching, Oregon State University (2002), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1987)

„The TUM was an excellent research environment and a great place to start a career in research.“

Uma Thanganathan

Assistant Professor
Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences (RCIS), Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

Stay at TUM
June 2002 – Oct. 2003
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stimming
Research Interests
Materials chemistry, Physical Science, Material Science, Catalysts, Fuel Cells, Batteries
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2002), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship, Japan (2005 – 2007)

„I got excellent experiences in TUM during my postdoctoral research period; life was nice, coworkers gave excellent support. I lived in Garching, people are honest and given nice support over there. I would like to get a faculty position in Germany at any institutes and would like to collaborate with suitable laboratories other there. I therefore hope to get nice opportunities to come back in the future and to continue my research work in Germany.“

Dave Thirumalai 

Distinguished University Professor
Biophysics Program, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Stay at TUM
Dec. 2009, Mar. 2010, May – July and Dec. 2010, Mar. – May 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rief
Research Interests
Molecular Biophysics, Liquid to Glass transition, Soft Matter, Molecular machines
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Honorary Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study 2010), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, 2009), Humboldt Research Award (2009)

„The stay at TUM was a highlight of my scientific life. I was pleased to be involved in the forefront of research in TUM. The research initiated then continues and I very much look forward to my visit again.

Anthony W. Thomas

Australian Laureate Fellow (Australian Research Council) and Elder Professor of Physics
Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) and Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics (CoEPP), School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1996, Jan. 1997, various other visits since then
Hosts
Prof. Dr.  Wolfram Weise
Research Interests
Quarks and gluons, QCD, symmetry violation, chiral symmetry, physics beyond the Standard Model, dense matter, QCD origin of atomic nuclei
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in theoretical physics (2003),  Harrie Massey Medal of the UK Institute of Physics (IOP, 2000), Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science (1997)

„Extremely enjoyable and productive collaboration. Much of the book „The Structure of the Nucleon“ was written with Prof. Weise during these visits.“

Mihran Tuceryan

Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Stay at TUM
June – Dec. 2004
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Klinker
Research Interests
Computer Vision, Image Processing

„I had come to TUM for my sabbatical leave as a visiting faculty in the Department of Computer Science. I spent 6 months and it was very productive and excellent. My family and I also loved living in Munich very much.“

Mingkui Wang 

Professor
Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China

Stay at TUM
Mar. 2005 – Feb. 2007
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stimming
Research Interests
Efficient and stable solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells and photo-electrochemical studies on visible light induced water splitting
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2005)

„My research focuses on electrochemistry with an emphasis on electron transfer process and the role it plays in energy production and transportation. I spent two years with Prof. Ulrich Stimming in Physical Department at TUM to develop new technology for the evaluation of topological and electron-transfer properties of enzymes down to a single molecule level using in situ Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. This project has been funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, with an objective of developing “smart” enzymatic fuel cell systems, which have the advantage of not requiring precious metals and being able to generate fuel from a wide variety of possible fuel sources.“

Masahiro Watanabe

Professor and Director
Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center, University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Japan

Stay at TUM
2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stimming
Research Interests
Development of  Materials for Various Type Fuel Cells, Mechanistic Study of Fuel Cell Reactions, Hydrogen Production/Purification
Awards/Honors (Selection)
International Society of Electrochemistry(ISE) Award „Gold Medal“ (2013), Chemical Society Award, Chemical Society of Japan (2013), Visiting Fellowship, TUM Institute of Advanced Study (2010), MEXT Minister Award for Science & Technology (2008), Distinguished Affiliated Professor, TUM

„I have co-organized International Fuel Cell Workshops six times in Yamanashi since 1998 with Prof. Stimming of TUM, who has been a Guest Prof. of our Univ. of Yamanashi (UY), and given lectures each other at both Universities. Based on such a background, we agreed to prepare the Exchange Programs in Research and Education Fields between TUM and UY, attended to the signing ceremony at TUM administrative office in September, 2011, which still resonate with the memory for me. The association with the program in the fields of energy conversion and hydrogen economy is very much profitable for both in future.“

Sotiris Xantheas

Laboratory Fellow
Chemical Physics and Analysis, Physical Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Washington, USA

Stays at TUM
June – July 2009
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Alfred Laubereau
Research Interests
Structures, vibrational spectra, electric properties and energetics of aqueous clusters, quantitative description of many-body non-additive effects in clusters and condensed phase environments, development of interaction potentials based on first principles to study water, ice and aqueous solvation of ions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2013), Visiting Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2012), Humboldt Research Award (2009), Friedrich Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation (2003)

„Spending time at the Garching Campus of the TUM: The right balance between intellectual interactions, culture, history and cosmopolitan life that ultimately leads to noteworthy accomplishments!“

 

Toshimitsu Yamazaki

Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Stays at TUM
1969, June – July 2000, Mar. 2001, May – Aug. 2004, July – Sept. 2006, July – Aug. 2008, Aug. 2010, Aug. 2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Paul Kienle, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Körner
Research Interests
Prediction and search for kaonic nuclei and kaon condensation
Awards/Honors
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2012), Doctor Honoris Causa, Università degli Studi di Torino(2002), Humboldt Research Award (2000), Fujiwara Prize (1994), Japan Imperial and Academy Prize (1991)

Hou-Zhi Zheng

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
State Key Laboratory of Superlattics and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1979 – Sept. 1981
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Frederick Koch
Research Interests
Physics, semiconductor, spintronics, optoelectronics
Awards/Honors
Ho Leung He Lee Scientific & Technological Prize in Physics, Ho Leung He Lee (HLHL)  Foundation, Hong Kong (2007), First Class Prize for Achievement in Natural Sciences,  ChineseAcademy of Sciences (1994)

„This was my first staying in the world-wide prestige institutions since China opened its door. I not only learned the advancement of science and technology at that time, but also their quintessence. It was my staying at TUM that brought me directly to the scientific frontier. My experience there was very valuable for my later scientific Career.“

Jorge Angeles

Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Stay at TUM
July 1991 – June 1992
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Robotics, mechanism and machine science, design and control of mechanical systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE 2012), Doctor honoris causa, University of Guanajuato, Mexico (2011), Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (2003), Humboldt Research Award (1991)

„A great professional experience for me, and cultural experience both for me and for my family. I could make great progress in the writing of my „Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems“, a 550 pp. book published by Springer New York in 1997. I also honed my communication skills in German.“

Ravi Banavar

Professor and Convener
Systems and Control Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Powai, Mumbai, India

Stay at TUM
June 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Lohmann, Dr.-Ing. Paul Kotyczka
Research Interests
Nonlinear control, geometric mechanics, aerospace and mechanical systems applications

Amaresh Chakrabarti

Professor
Innovation, Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IdeasLab) and Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab),  Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

Stay at TUM
Mar. – Aug. 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Lindemann
Research Interests
Engineering design methodology, Design synthesis and creativity, Eco-design and sustainability, Knowledge Reuse and design informatics, Affordable healthcare, Design research methodology, Virtual reality and haptics
Awards/Honors
TUM Ambassador (2014), Honorary Fellow, UK Institution of Engineering Designers(IED), Member of Board of Management, UK Design Society, Member of Advisory Board, UK Design Society

„My experience and stay at TUM was both socially and academically highly valuable. I offered a PhD level course on design research methodology, organised an international workshop the proceedings of which will be published by Springer as a book, and gave a series of lectures at various fora in TUM. The international office was very helpful in making my stay a memorable one.“

Julian Andrzej Domaradzki

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Sept. – Nov. 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Adams
Research Interests
Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Awards/Honors
Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2011), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2008), Humboldt Research Award (1992), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1980)

„Prof. Adams’ group in the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics is very active and known worldwide in the field. My interactions with members of his group allowed me to make a significant progress in my research in a very short time of three months. Overall, my research stay at TUM has been very productive, resulting in one accepted journal publication and another one currently in preparation, as well as leading to continuing collaborations with several members of the group. Separately, the support for my visit at TUM was excellent,  beginning with invaluable assistance in finding an apartment, through welcoming atmosphere in the Institute and, more generally, at TUM and in everyday life in Munich. It was an experience I would gladly repeat.“

Livan Fratini

Professor of Manufacturing
Department of Chemical Engineering, Management, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Palermo, Palermo Italy

Stay at TUM
2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr.Gunther Reinhart, Prof. Dr. Michael Zäh
Research Interests
Metal forming, joining, numerical simulation
Awards/Honors
Prize for innovation in teaching activities, AITEM (Associazione italiana di Tecnologia Meccanica, 2010), F.W. Taylor Medal, College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP, 2007)

„Effective and fruitful .“

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Inez Caudill Eminent Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear
Engineering Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 2002, three shorter visits since then
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Rainer Friedrich
Research Interests
Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Flow Control, MEMS, Large-Scale Disasters, Superhydrophobic Coatings

„I had a great time interacting with Professor Friedrich’s research group.  Witnessing how he interacted with his visitors, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students was a lesson in humility. Professor Friedrich treats all with the same charm and grace. Not only is he very intelligent and competent in his field of research, but also charming and hardworking. Rainer left a positive impression that will never be forgotten.  He truly was the perfect host for me.“

Thomas Gatski

Research Professor
Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography and Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Stays at TUM
July 2004, August 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams, Prof. i.R. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Friedrich
Research Interests
Turbulent flow modeling and simulation, Vicoelastic fluid flows

„My visits in 2004 and 2011 were about a month long. Both of them were very productive with extensive interactions with students (2004) and summer program participants and students (2011). The facilities were excellent and a very pleasant work environment.“

Milosav Georgijevic

Professor
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

Stays at TUM
Several short visits since 1996
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Willibald A. Günthner
Research Interests
Materials handling, material flow, logistic

„Neben den Forschungstätigkeiten, die mir an der TUM ermöglicht wurden, sind unsere Kontakte so freundschaftlich geworden, dass meine Studenten schon seit mehreren Jahren den Lehrstuhl für Fördertechnik Materialfluss Logistik (fml) in Garching besuchen, um die besten Praktiken zu lernen.“

Yalçın Abdullah Gögüs

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department and of Aerospace
Department of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1957 – Oct. 1961, Jan. – Feb. 1964, Sept. 1978 – Dec. 1979 and  various shorter visits
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Schmidt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Grigull
Research Interests
Energy Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics, Propulsion Engineering

„I enjoyed not only the excellent social environment of the Institute for Thermodynamics but had the advantage of excellent collegial cooperation, not to mention the unforgettible natural beauty of Munich and Bavaria.“

Dimitry Gorinevsky

Consulting Professor
Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Mar. 1991 – Aug. 1992
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Big Data Analytics, Decision Systems, Control, Optimization, Signal processing
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Best Paper Award (Senior Award) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2013), Elected Fellow of IEEE from IEEE Control Systems Society (2006), Control Systems Technology Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2002)

„During the stay period, my research was extended into much broader area; several papers were produced. The opportunity to understand many facets of Germany and its academic community was a great benefit. The events organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation were lots of fun and very valuable. The support from Humboldt allowed me to presented at a dozen of conferences and seminars all over Europe and connect with professional community in my area. That was an invaluable opportunity denied in my earlier life behind the Iron Curtain.“

Joel Greenstein

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Stay at TUM
July 1999 – June 2000
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Lindemann
Research Interests
User-centered design, human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, knowledge management
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Affiliate of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Affiliate of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Affiliate of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

„I have fond memories of my interactions with the excellent students, faculty and staff of the Institute of Product Development at the Technical University of Munich.“

Jae-Hung Han

Professor
Smart Systems and Stuctures Lab, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

Stay at TUM
Several short visits since 2003
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Baier
Research Interests
Structural dynamics and control, Bio-inspired Flying robot, Smart Materials and Structures, Lightweight Space Structures
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Best Paper Award (1st Place), 2010 World Automation Congress (Symposium ISIAC), KAIST Creative Teaching Award (2007)

„My experience at TUM so far has been just great. I visit the university, and give seminars there regularly since 2003. In addition, several TUM students regularly spend around six months at my lab for their degree studies. Working with all these students is a really enjoyable experience.“

Erik Hollnagel

Professor
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Chief Consultant
Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler
Research Interests
Health Care, Aviation / ATM, Off-shore, Nuclear Power Plants, Functional Modelling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
TÜV SÜD Stiftung Visiting Professorship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2011)

Hans G. Hornung

C. L. Kelly Johnson Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics
Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. 2009, Sept. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Ludwig Prandtl Ring, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (1999),Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Engineering (1997), Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (1991), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1973)

„Interaction with faculty and graduate students showed me very interesting and exciting research activities.“

Frank Incropera

Clifford and Evelyn Brosey Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. – Dec. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Edgar Winter
Research Interests
Energy technology and public policy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Listed as Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the Institute for Scientific Information (2001), Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering (1996), Recipient of Melville Medal for Best Paper published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1988), Humboldt Research Award (1988)

„It provided an excellent opportunity to share research ideas on topics of mutual interest with colleagues at TUM, as well as at other institutions in the Federal Republic.“

Matthew P. Juniper

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge , UK

Stay at TUM
May 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Polifke
Research Interests
Hydrodynamic Stability, Thermoacoustic Stability, Combustion
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2011)

„I greatly enjoyed my stay at TUM-IAS. The staff and students were very welcoming. The environment was very conducive to research. Together with researchers from TUM, India, and France, I was able to advance my research in thermoacoustics and write two papers in this area. Since then I have returned to TUM for a graduate school in thermoacoustics.“

Hamid Reza Karimi

Professor in Control Systems
Department of Engineering, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Nov. 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Boris Lohmann
Research Interests
Control theory, dynamical systems, vibration, mechatronics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2006)

„In my opinion TUM is a unique place for education and a fundamental research not only in Germany, but also in Europe.“

Nobuhide Kasagi

Professor Emeritus
Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Tokyo
Principal Fellow
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Center for Research and Development Strategy, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
Sep. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics and heat transfer, turbulence, energy systems, science and technology policy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Aurel Stodola Medal (2013), William Begell Medal (2010), JSME Medal for the Best Papers (1987, 1990, 2008, and 2010)

„My stay at TUM was not very long unfortunately, but the great scientists and engineers I have met are unforgettable.“

David M. Klaus

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Associate Director
BioServe Space Technologies, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Stay at TUM
Nov. – Dec. 2009 and various other visits since then
Host
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter
Research Interests
Human Spaceflight, Space Biotechnology, Spacecraft Life Support Systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Charles Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award, University of Colorado Boulder (2011), President’s Teaching Scholar, University of Colorado Boulder (2011), Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, 2011)

“This academic collaboration between TUM and the University of Colorado Boulder is focused on the development of a human spaceflight education program and the support of enabling research projects through student exchange opportunities.“

Chris Lawn

Emeritus Professor of Thermo-fluids Engineering
Department of Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Stay at TUM
Oct. – Nov. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Polifke
Research Interests
Turbulent combustion, gas turbines, thermo-acoustics, biomass combustion, tidal power generation, particle separation, heat transfer in fusion reactors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
PE Publishing Award of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2009), Sugden Award of the British Section of the Combustion Institute (2006), Esso Energy Award (1988)

„It was extremely stimulating to be in a research centre with so many knowledgeable and mature students working on closely-related topics.“

Vladislav E. Lazarev

Head
Internal Combustion Engines Department, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Stay at TUM
Sept. – Dec. 2009, Sept. – Dec. 2011, Sept. – Dec. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Georg Wachtmeister
Research Interests
Internal Combustion Engines, Contact Mechanics, Tribology

George Leitmann

Professor in Graduate School and Special Advisor to the Dean
College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Summer 1992, June – Sept. 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Dynamical systems, Optimization, Stabilizing uncertain systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse (2013), Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (2013), Großes Verdienstkreuz (1995), Humboldt Research Award (1983)

Zhong Sheng Liu

Principal Research Officer and Group Leader for Energy, Mining and Environment Engineering
National Research Council Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1995 – July 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Computational mechanics and its applications
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), Co-receiver of the Third Prize of the National Natural Science of China, granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (1997), Outstanding Young Scientist, granted by the Ministry of Human Resources of China (1997), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996)

„I enjoy very much my research stay at Technical University of Munich. It has played a significant role in forming my research career. So many things such as the friendship with the people there, the knowledge attained there and the unique experience, I treasure.“

Jun Ma

Professor and Deputy Dean
School of Automotive Studies, Tong-ji University, Shanghai, China
Dean
Automotive Marketing and Management Institute, Tong-ji University, Shanghai, China
Coordinator
Sino-German E-Vehicle Development Network (MOST)

Stay at TUM
Apr. – May 2009, Apr. – May 2010, Nov. 2010, Dec. 2011, Apr. – May 2012, May – June 2013
Host
Dr.-Ing. Frank Diermeger, Prof. Dr. Markus Lienkamp
Research Interests
Automotive Product management, automotive marketing, automotive aftermarket

„GlobalDrive project (with Doppeldiplomprogramm) cooperated between TUM and Tongji University.“

Pierre Mertiny

Associate Professor and Director
Advanced Composite Materials Engineering Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Baier
Research Interests
Polymer composites materials, Filament winding, Nanocomposites, Multifunctional materials and structures
Awards/Honors (Selection)
SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (2012), Faculty of Engineering Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (2010-2011 and 2008-2009), Keynote at the Polymer Processing Society Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta (2010)

„My stay at TUM and in Munich was most enjoyable. The research environment along with the interaction and scientific discourse were very stimulating, making this a highly productive and inspiring year in terms of research. Moreover, the assistance and support for the development of a new lecture series is greatly appreciated. In terms of social life, my gratitude goes out to the members, residents and staff of the IBZ academic guest house and faculty club.“

Vojislav Miltenovic

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1988, June – July 2002
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Winter
Research Interests
Transmission, CVT, Product development

„My stay at TUM had a great importance for me because it gave me the possibility to approach important research topics. The organisation of my stay was impeccable and the time spend with Professors Winter and Höhn was unforgettable.“

Assad Oberai

Professor for Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering and Associate Director
Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Sept. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Wall
Research Interests
Computational physics, multiscale problems, inverse problems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Erasmus Mundus Master Course Lectureship at Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelone, Spain (2010), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2009), Special Achievement Award for Young Investigators in Applied Mathematics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 2007)

„One of the most vibrant and intellectually stimulating environments I have been a part of.“

Chinedum Okwudire

Assistant Professor
Mechatronics and Sustainability Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. -Nov. 2007
Host
Prof. Dr. Michael Zäh
Research Interests
Mechatronics, design, control, vibrations, manufacturing, energy efficiency, sustainability
Awards/Honors (Selection)
National Science Foundation Grant (2012) DAAD Research Fellowship (2007), Graduate Teaching Award, University of British Columbia, Canada (2005)

„I was very impressed by the facility, equipment and personnel at the Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften (iwb).“

Michael Ortiz

Dotty and Dick Hayman Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering
Engineering and Applied Sciences Division, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA

Stay at TUM
various visits between 2009 and 2013
Host
Prof. Dr.Wolfgang A. Wall, Prof. Dr. Patrick Dewilde, Dr. Markus Zanner
Research Interests
Solid Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, and Nonlinear and Failure Processes in Solids
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Elected Member, US National Academy of Engineering (NAE, 2013), Hans Fischer  Senior Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS, 2010), Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS, 2007), Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics (IUTAM, 2008)

„My work at TUM/IAS under the auspices of the Fischer Fellowship Program has been concerned with the development of  the Advanced Cardiac Mechanics Emulator (ACME). The latter is a collaborative effort between TUM, UCLA and Caltech whose chief objective is the development of a complete computational model of the human heart enabling detailed and high-fidelity predictions of cardiac function.“

Mauri Palma

Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Treatment and Valorization of Effluents-LTVE, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Technology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Aug. 1988, Apr. 2009 – June 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Eckhart Blass, Prof. Dr. Harald Horn
Research Interests
Liquid-liquid Extraction, Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Valorization, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mass Transfer, Polymer Reaction Engineering

Yuh-Chuan Shih

Professor
Department of  logistics Management, National Defense University, Bade, Taiwan

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Aug. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler
Research Interests
Anthropometry, Occupational safety and health

 

Kedar Shukla

Professor
Gurgaon College of Engineering, Gurgaon, India

Stay at TUM
June – Aug. 1985, Nov. 1990 – Jan. 1991
Host
Prof. Dr. Edgar Winter, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Blumenberg
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, nanofluids, numerical analysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DAAD Visiting Professorship (2011), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1978)

„TUM provides an excellent research atmosphere with well equipped library, computational facilities and people eager to help when required. I conducted research on Phase Change Heat Transfer and initiated researches on Thermal Protection Systems for Launch vehicles. This led to joint research activities wherein several students of TUM partially completed a joint Indo-German seminar on Heat Transfer in 1993 in Bangalore and an international conference in 2006 in Coimbatore.“

Nam Pyo Suh

Ralph E. & Eloise F. Cross Professor Emeritus
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge,  Massachusetts, USA
Former President (2006 – 2013)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIST), Yuseong, Daejeon, South Korea

Stay at TUM
A few weeks in 2002
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Reinhart, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zäh
Research Interests
Axiomatic Design theory, polymer processing (microcellular plastics, USM foam molding process, Axiometer for moisture measurement in polymers, Electrostatic Charge Decay NDE technique, foam/straight plastic lamination/forming process), tribology (delamination theory of wear, solution wear theory, theory on the genesis of friction, coated cutting tools, the use of undulated surfaces to lower friction and wear, and new woven electrical connectors), metal processing (Mixalloy Process), the On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) and the Mobile Harbor (MH)
Awards/Honors (Selection)
ASME Medal (2009), General Pierre Nicolau Award of the International Academy for Production Engineering (2006), The 1997 Ho-Am Prize for Engineering, Ho-Am Committee (1997)

 

Hirohiko Takuda

Professor and Dean 
Graduate School of Energy Science, Department of Energy Science and Technology, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Stay at TUM
Dec. 1985- Mar. 1987
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Lippmann
Research Interests
Technology of Plasticity, Metal Forming, Light Weight Material
Awards/Honors (Selection)
JSTP MEDAL of the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity, Humboldt Research Fellowship (1985)

„Very happy!“

Jeff Trinkle

Professor of Computer Science, Faculty Dean of Residential Commons and Director of the CS Robotics Lab 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2009 – Aug. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Hirzinger
Research Interests
Robot Grasping and Manipulation, Multibody Dynamics, Perception in Contact Tasks
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2009), IEEE Fellow

 

Ole Eiler Barndorff-Nielsen

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Aarhus Universdity, Aarhus, Denmark

Stays at TUM
Many visits between 2001 and 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg
Research Interest
Turbulence, Lévy theory, financial econometrics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2001), Dr. Honoris Causa, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium (1999), Dr. Honoris Causa, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (1993)

„My numerous stays at TUM have throughout been highly stimulating scientifically, and the very congenial atmosphere at TUM has added much to the productivity of my collaborations with colleagues and students there.“

David Bremner

Professor
Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Stays at TUM
Mar. 2002 – July 2003, Sept. 2007 – Mar. 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Gritzmann
Research Interests
Mathematical Programming, Discrete Geometry, Programming Language Systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellow (2002), Postdoctoral Fellow, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC, 1997)

„My stay at TUM was truly formative for me. Almost every piece of mathematical research I have done since has been influenced by the geometric theory and mathematical aesthetic I learned in these two visits.“

Martin Guest

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
June – Aug. 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Josef Dorfmeister
Research Interests
Geometry, topology, and integrable systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

„I was very satisfied with the excellent research facilities at TUM, and enjoyed living in the city of Munich.“

Richard D. James

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2006 – Mar. 2007
Host
Zentrum für Mathematik (John von Neumann-Gastprofessur)
Research Interests
Phase transformations in materials, mathematical methods for the analysis of materials at atomic and continuum scales, methods of bulk synthesis and characterization of new materials
Awards/Honors (Selection)
William Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Science (SES, 2008), John von Neumann Visiting Professorship, TUM (2006), Humboldt Research Award (2006)

Michael Loss

Professor
School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Stay at TUM
Apr. – Sept. 2005
Host
Zentrum für Mathematik (John von Neumann-Gastprofessur)
Research Interests
Analysis of PDEs, mathematical physics, functional analysis, spectral theory
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Corresponding Member of the Chilean National Academy of Science (2013), Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS, 2012), John von Neumann Visiting Professorship, TUM (2005)

Liang Peng

Professor
School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Stay at TUM
July – Dec. 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg
Research Interests
Statistics, Extremes, Time Series, Copulas, Nonparametric Statistics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA, 2012), Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS, 2009), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2003)

„TUM is a great place to become active in research.“

Hoang Xuan Phu

Professor
Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1989 – Dec. 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Roland Bulirsch
Research Interests
Optimization and Optimal Control, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, applications (Inventory Problems), Control of Hydro-Electric Power Plants, Robotics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Corresponding Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2010), Werner Romberg Distinguished Guest Professor, Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences, University of Heidelberg, (2008), Corresponding Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2004), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1989)

„My research stay at TUM as Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was one of the most important parts of my scientific career.“

Tudor Ratiu

Professor and Chair of Geometric Analysis
Departmentof Mathematics
Director
Bernoulli Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Stays at TUM
July – Sept. 2001, July – Sept. 2002, July – Sept. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheurle
Research Interests 
geometric mechanics, symplectic geometry, Hamiltonian dynamics, symmetric bifurcation theory, continuum mechanics, variational integrators, integrable systems, Poisson geometry, Dirac geometry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Winner of the Russian Megagrant (2011), Humboldt Research Award (1997), National Science FOundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow (1983 – 1986), Sloan Foundation Fellow (1984 – 1987)

„My stay at TUM has always been very productive. I was able to interact with many people and had the time to work on difficult projects.“

Tomáš Roubíček

Professor
Mathematical Institute, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Professor
Institute of Thermomechanics and Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Professor
New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic

Stays at TUM
Apr. – Aug. 1992, another 7 months between 1993 and 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
Research Interests
Partial differential equations, mathematical modelling, applications in continuum physics and materials science (e.g. shape-memory alloys, ferromagnetica, magnetostrictive materials, esp. rate-independent processes there, fluid mixtures, contact mechanics, seismic models), thermodynamics, optimization theory, numerical analysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Prize for Research, Minister of Education of the Czech Republic (1999), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1991)

Piotr Rybka 

Professor of Mathematics
Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1996 – July 1998
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
Research Interests
Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Free Boundary Problems, Singular Curvature Flow, Phase Transitions (crystal growth, martensitic phase transitions in solids), Mathematical models of continua and biology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996)

Houria Siguerdidjane

Professor
Automatic Control Department and Associate Director, Research & Industry Partnerships of Metz Campus, Supélec (École supérieure d’électricité), Metz, France

Stay at TUM
Apr. – Oct. 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Roland Bulirsch
Research Interests
Guidance, Navigation and Control of space and aerospace vehicles, Control of variable speed wind turbines, multi- energy systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Outstandig Service Award (OSA), International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC, 2014), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1989)

„I have deeply enjoyed  my stay in Munich and my research work in the Mathematics Department at TUM.“

Frank Sottile

Professor of Mathematics
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2005 – July 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Gritzman
Research Interests
Real-number solutions to systems of polynomial equations
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS, 2012), Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (NSF, 2002)

Lloyd N. Trefethen

Professor of Numerical Analysis
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Global Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
New York University, New York City, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
May – June 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Folkman Bornemann
Research Interest
Numerical analysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Naylor Prize, London Mathematical Society (2013), Gold Medal, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, UK (2010)

Jun Zou

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

Stay at TUM
May 1992 – Oct. 1993
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
Research Interests
Numerical Solutions of Electromagnetic Maxwell Systems, Numerical Solutions of Interface Problems, Ill-posed Problems, Inverse Problems, Preconditioned Iterative Methods, Domain Decomposition Methods
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1992)

„During my stay in TUM, I had a very fruitful and productive collaboration with my host Professor Karl-Heinz Hoffmann. We had 6 joint publications in international refereed mathematics journals.  This research experience had a far-reaching influence on my future research career.  I am very proud of my visit to TUM for one and a half year at the beginning of my research career and have been extremely grateful to TUM for its great academic environment and research facilities, especially to Professor Hoffmann for his great supervision and guidance.“

Shajulin Benedict

Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Director
HPCCLoud Research Laboratory, St.Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering Chunkankadai, Tamil Nadu, India

Stays at TUM
Apr. 2009 – Mar. 2011, July 2012, Oct. 2012, Sept. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Hans-Michael Gerndt
Research Interests
Energy Consumption Analysis of HPC Applications, Performance Analysis of massive parallel Applications, Distributed Water Quality Analysis, Scheduling algorithms – Grid/Cloud
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Training Scholarship Awardee sponsored by the Centre of International Migration and Development-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (CIM-GIZ) and TUM (2012), Rank Holder (Academic Excellence), A. K. College of Engineering (2003 – 2004 Batch), Rank Holder, Anna University (2002 – 2005 Batch)

“TUM was a true turning point in my research-cum-teaching career. I enjoyed working with supercomputers (the real practical experience, especially in Grid/HPC domain) and the Periscope team of Professor Gerndt. The most crucial research issues are addressed with a global concern at TUM. In my opinion a researcher should visit TUM at least once in his lifetime in order to be confronted with excellence in research – and possibly have a turning point in his/her career.“

Victor Castañeda Zeman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Laboratory for scientific image analysis, Institute for Bio-medical Science, Anatomy and developmental biology program, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2008 – Mar. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Research Interests
Medical image processing, microscopic image processing, 3D cameras

„My stay at TUM was great and very fruitful. I was not only able to acquire new technical knowledge, working strategies and soft skills, but also to get to know great people.“

János Csirik 

Head
Department of Computer Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Stays at TUM
May – July 1996, Oct. 2002 – July 2003
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Brauer and Prof Ernst W. Mayr
Research Interests
Natural Language Proscessing, Bin Packing
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Széchnyi Prize (2009), Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (Officer’s Cross, 2008), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1980)

“I had a great time enjoying an excellent faculty in Munich!”

Robert W. Day

Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management and Co-Director of the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Program
School of Business, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Bichler
Research Interests
Auction Theory and Applications, Healthcare Management

“I was delighted to spend a month of my sabbatical working with Prof. Bichler and his research group on algorithms for auctioning television ad slots and studying bidder preferences.”

 

Sergei Gorlatch

Professor of Computer Science and Chair for Parallel and Distributed Systems
Institute of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Stay at TUM
1991 – 1992
Host
Prof. Dr. Manfred Broy
Research Interests
Parallel and distributed algorithms and software Grid and Cloud Computing High-performance systems and accelerators Internet computing, online games Software-defined networks
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1991)

 „My Humboldt research fellowship at TUM was an important and very pleasant experience in my research career. Especially the cooperation within SFB 342 with colleagues from several groups at TUM (Prof. Broy, Prof. Bode, Prof. Zenger) was of great value for me.“

Jinlei Jiang

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
May 2007 – Apr. 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Johann Schlichter
Research Interests
Cloud computing, software-defined networking, big data, computer supported cooperative work, workflow management
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship  (2006), Excellent paper, China National Symposium on Web Semantics and Ontology (SWON 2006), Best Doctoral Dissertation, Tsinghua University (2004)

„It was a great experience for me to stay at TUM and do some research work there. I enjoyed both the life and the people at TUM.“

Sami Khuri

Professor
Department of Computer Science, San José State University, San Jose, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1999 – Sept. 2000
Host
Prof. Dr. Ernst W. Mayr
Research Interests
Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Algorithms, Probabilistic Algorithms
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH, 2004), California State University Award for Education and Research in Biotechnology (2002 and 2001), DAAD Award (1999)

Jozef Mikloško

Retired Assistant Professor
Commenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia

Stays at TUM
Apr. 1970 – Jan. 1971, May – July 1981, June – Aug. 1984, May – July 1987, Feb. – Apr. 1995, July – Aug. 1997
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Friedrich L. Bauer, Prof. Dr. Christoph Zenger
Research Interests
Numerical analysis, parallel algorithms, stability of algorithms, artificial intelligence, book writing, international diplomacy and relation, politology, human rights
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Grande Ufficiale, Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (2005), Former Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Italy, Malta and San Marino in ROme (2000 – 2005), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1970), Member of the Slovak Parlament

„My research work in Germany had crucial positive influence in my life. All my basic mathematical results were created in Munich, in  an athmosphere of generous research with excellent condition for creative works.“

Rafael Muñoz-Salinas

Lecturer
University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

Stay at TUM
Aug. – Sept. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Michael Beetz
Research Interests
Computer vision

„TUM is a top University with very good researchers. It was worth working in its multicultural environment.“

Martin Robillard

Associate Professor
School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Dec. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Bernd Brügge
Research Interests
Software engineering, software archive mining, API usability, recommendation systems, natural language processing, and research methods for empirical software engineering
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2011)

Gregorio Robles

Associate Professor
Telematic Systems and Computing Department (GSyC)/LibreSoft Research Group, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Stay at TUM
Mar. – Aug. 2007
Host
Prof. Dr. Manfred Broy
Research Interests
Empirical software engineering, mining software repositories, free/open source software, technology-enhanced learning

„I enjoyed the research atmosphere at the TUM. It helped me grow as a researcher.“

Dana Scott

Professor Emeritus    
Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. – Nov. 2003 and various other visits since then
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Ludwig Bauer, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Brauer, Prof. Dr. Manfred Paul, Prof. Manfred Broy, Prof. Bernd Brügge, Prof. Tobias Nipkow
Research Interests
Mathematical Logic, Theory of Programming Languages
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Gold Medal of the The Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia (2009), Humboldt Research Award (2003), Bolzano Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences (2001), Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1997)

„The many contacts over many years both with the TUM and with the LMU have been very valuable to me.“

Christopher Stapleton

Research Affiliate
Media Convergence Laboratory, Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
President
Simiosys Real World Laboratory, Oviedo, Florida, USA

Stay at TUM
May – Aug. 2007
Host
Dr. Nassir Navab
Research Interests
Mixed Reality, Transformative Innovation, Experiential Learning, Imagination

Sid Touati

Professor
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France

Stay at TUM
Sept. – Nov. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode
Research Interests
program and system performance analysis and optimization, optimizing compilation, high performance processors, parallelism for high performance computing, embedded systems

Brian D. O. Anderson

Distinguished Professor
College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia
Distinguished Researcher
National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA), Sydney, Australia

Stays at TUM
Sept. 2011, Sept. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandra Hirche
Research Interests
Multi-agent systems, cooperative control, sensor networks, econometric modelling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2010), IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal (2001), IEEE Control Systems Award (1997)

John Anderson

Professor in Digital Communication
Electrical and Information Engineering Department, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Stays at TUM
1991-1992, 1995-1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hagenauer
Research Interests
Error correction codes, wireless communication, information theory, signal processors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
IEEE Third Millennium Award (2000). IEEE Life Fellow (1987), Humboldt Research Prize  (1991)

„A fascinating introduction to German culture in everyone’s favorite German city. Many new research directions opened.“

João Barros 

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Founding Director
Institute for Telecommunications (IT), Porto, Portugal

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1999 – Nov. 2004
Host
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hagenauer
Research Interests
Coding Techniques, Communication Networks, Communications, Complexity and Cryptography, Shannon Theory, Source Coding
Awards/Honors (Selection)
BES Innovation Grand Prize (2012), IEEE Comsoc and IT Society Joint Paper Award (2011), IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award (EMEA, 2010)

Dipak Kumar Basu

Professor Emeritus
Computer Science and Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Stay at TUM
Feb. 1975 – Jan. 1976
Host
Prof. Dr. Theodor Einsele
Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence, biomedical signal processing, image processing and multimedia
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1977), Emeritus Fellow of AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education)

Thomas Bräunl

Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Intelligence Information Processing Systems, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia

Stays at TUM
Aug. 2006 – Feb. 2007, Sept. – Dec. 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Georg Färber and Prof. Dr. Klaus Diepold
Research Interests
Electromobility, Autonomous vehicles, Embedded systems, Intelligent Robotics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Associate Editor and Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Social Robotics (Springer-Verlag), Member of IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, Member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s Technical Committee on Marine Robotics

“I had a wonderful time at TUM in München. It was inspiring working in a larger group with new ideas. I was fully integrated in ongoing research projects and was able to engage with local industry. I even found a number of students interested to come back with me to Australia for one semester as research students.”

Daniel Costello Jr.

Leonard Bettex Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Stays at TUM
July – Dec. 2001, July – Sept. 2003, May – July 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hagenauer
Research Interests
Coding theory, with an emphasis on LDPC codes and spatially coupled codes
Awards/Honors (Selection)
IEEE Information Theory Society Aaron D. Wyner Award for outstanding service (2013), IEEE Information Theory and Communications Society joint paper award (2012), IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for an outstanding tutorial or survey paper (2009)

“The most enjoyable part of my visits to TUM were the interactions with the graduate assistants, many of whom I still see regularly at various conferences around the world – and, of course, the brats and the beer!”

Carlos Henrique da Silva Santos

Professor
São Paulo Federal Institute for Education, Science and Technology, Campus Itapetininga, Brazil

Stay at TUM
Mar. – Sept. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Detlefsen
Research Interests
Computational Intelligence, cloud computing, parallel computing, quantum computers, numerical methods for photonics and educational technologies
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Professor Honored at IFSP, Campus Itapetininga (2013),  Best PhD Paper Award in the IEEE International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC, 2009)

„I had fantastic research and cultural experiences at TUM and in München. I really want to have another opportunity to be there again.“

Günhan Dündar

Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Stay at TUM
2009 – 2010
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Schlichtmann
Research Interests
Analog IC design, Architectural modeling and circuit design of DSP and image processing systems, Design of analog neural networks, Electronic design automation, Image processing and data compression algorithms
Awards/Honors (Selection)
TÜBITAK Incentive Award (2009), Best Paper Award in ASAP (2008)

Anthony Ephremides

Distinguished University Professor and Cynthia Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Stays at TUM
Apr. – July 2008, Apr. – July 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hagenauer, Prof. Dr. Ralf Kötter, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer
Research Interests
Communication Theory and Systems, Information Theory, Communication networks, Information TSciences and Systems, Optimization
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Aaron Wyner Distinguished Award for Exceptional Service and Leadership in Information Theory (IEEE Information Theory Society, 2006), Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize (UMD, 2001), Sigmobile Award for Outstanding Contributions in Mobility of Data, Users, Systems, and Computers (ACM 1996)

“I spent two sojourns as international guest professor at TUM, in 2008 and in 2011. It was a uniquely enjoyable experience. A great department and program, a great University, in a great city, full with fine individuals (colleagues and others). I think that Joachim Hagenauer, Ralf Koetter, and Gerhard Kramer have formed a sequence of inspired and visionary Professors, whose leadership has created this excellent program”

Yücel Ercan

Professor and Dean
Faculty of Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey

Stay at TUM
1979 – 1981
Host
Prof. Dr. Adolf Birkhofer
Research Interests
Control systems, system dynamics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1979)

„I spent two fantastic years in a friendly environment doing only research. „

Miloud Frikel

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen (ENSICAEN), Caen, France

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1999 – Aug. 2000
Host
Prof. Dr. Josef A. Nossek
Research Interests
Signal processing, array processing, digital communication
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999)

„My stay at TUM was a turning point in my professional life. I not only learned the German language and work on a research project, but opened my mind on several other aspects.“

Rui Fukui

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering,  University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
May – June 2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Martin Buss, Prof. Dr. Sandra Hirche, Prof. Dr. Jörg Conradt
Research Interests
Robotics, Mechatronics, Design, Mechanism, Man-Machine Interface

„My research stay at TM was my first and greatest experience abroad and gave me many inspirations about technologies.“

Zeng-Yuan Guo

Professor
Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
Feb. 1979 – Apr. 1981
Host
Prof. Dr. Heinz Maecker
Research Interests
Energy efficiency, heat transfer at nanoscale
Awards/Honors (Selection)
ASME Fellow (1998), Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1997), Humboldt  Research Fellowship (1979)

Tsung-Yi Ho

Associate Professor  
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan

Stays at TUM
Aug. 2012 – Feb. 2013, July – Sept. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Ulf Schlichtmann
Research Interests
Design for nanometer integrated circuits and microfluidic biochips
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Dr. Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, National Science Council, Taiwan  (2012), Excellent Innovative Young Scholar Award, Taiwan Comprehensive University System (2012), Distinguished Young Scholar Award, Taiwan IC Design Society (2012)

 

Michael Honig

Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Stays at TUM
May – Aug. 2007, June – July 2008, June – July 2009, July 2010
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Josef A. Nossek, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Utschick
Research Interests
Areas of communications, signal processing and networks
Awards/Honors (Selection)
IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors (1996 – 2002, re-elected 2012), Booz Allen Distinguished Colloquium Speaker, ECE Department, University of Maryland, College Park (2012), IEEE WCNC Best Paper Award – MAC and Cross-Layer Design (with C. Shi, S. Nagaraj, and P. Fleming, 2012), Humboldt Research Award (2007)

„I have enjoyed very much collaborating with the signal processing for communications group at TUM and exploring the charming city of Munich.“

Paolo Ienne

Professor and Head
Processor Architecture Laboratory, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Stays at TUM
Apr. – July 2006, Apr. – July 2008
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Schlichtmann
Research Interests
Computer and processor architecture, electronic design automation, computer arithmetic, FPGAs and reconfigurable computing, and multiprocessor systems-on-chip
Awards/Honors (Selection)    
Best Paper Award at the 20th ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (2012),  Best Paper Award at the 19th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (2009), Best Paper Award, International Conference on Compilers, Architectures, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (2007)

“I taught twice a spring course in the international MSCE program and had great fun interacting with dynamic students from all over the world – not to mention the pleasure of relaxing in a Biergarten after a hard day’s work!”

Hyoung-Gook Kim

Professor
Multimedia Signal Processing Lab., Department of Electronics Convergence Engineering, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2013 – Aug. 2014
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Steinbach
Research Interests
Multimedia Content Recognition and Retrieval, IP-Based Media Communication and Security, Auditory, Visual & Audiovisual Perception

Roberta L. Klatzky

Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Stay at TUM
June – Dec. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Buss
Research Interests
Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Honorary Hans Fischer Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2010), Humboldt Research Award (2010), Kurt Koffka Medal, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen (2010), Honorary Member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Hong Kyu Lee

Professor
Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheon-An, Chungnam Province, South Korea

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1993 – Feb. 1994
Host
Prof. Dr. Günther Schmidt
Research Interests
Robot Control, Evolutionary Algorithm

 

Mark Po-Hung Lin

Associate Professor  
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Minxiong, Taiwan

Stays at TUM
July 2013 – Jan. 2014
Host
PD Dr.-Ing. Helmut Graeb
Research Interests
Electronic Design Automation
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2013), National Chung Cheng University Young Faculty Award (2012)

Salvador Manich

Associated professor  
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC – BarcelonaTech), Barcelona, Spain

Stays at TUM
Oct. 2011 – June 2012, July 2013
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Sigl
Research Interests
Design for test, low power digital design, security of test technology in digital security systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Member of IEEE amd TTTC

“The experience at TUM was very special. I had the opportunity to collaborate with a very active research team of PhD students and professors and to enjoy from an exciting friendship environment.”

Liviu-Nicolae Modran

Professor für Elektrische Antriebstechnik
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania

Stay at TUM
Mar. – June 1991
Host
Lehrstuhl für Elektrische Messungen oder Messtechnik
Research Interests
Applications of electromagnetism

„A great University is built by  teachers‘ spirit. But the followers give it  reputation.“

Hiroshi Okubo

Professor Emeritus
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Japan

Stays at TUM
Sept. 1989 – Sept. 1990, Aug. – Sept. 1991, Aug. – Sept. 1992, Aug. – Sept. 1993, July – Aug. 1994
Host
Prof. Dr. Guenther Schmidt
Research Interests
Aerospace Engineering, Dynamics and Control, Small/Micro Satellite Systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Japan Society for Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Space Engineering Division Award (2003), ISCIE Paper Award (1996), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1989)

Marian-Silviu Poboroniuc

Associate Professor
Department of Energy Utilization, Electrical Drives and Industrial Automation (EUEDIA) Faculty of Electrical Engineering, „GHEORGHE ASACHI“ Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Stay at TUM
Mar. 2001 – Feb. 2002
Host
Dr.-Ing. Robert Riener
Research Interests
Mobile robots control algorithms, human motion analysis and synthesis, neuroprosthetics, biomechanics, rehabilitation robotics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First prize, International Exhibition on Inventions and Practical Ideas, INVEST-INVENT (2013), Gold Medal, International Salon of Inventions and New Technologies “NEW TIME”, Sevastopol, Ukraine (2011), Jean Peperstraete Award of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE, 2006)

„As a NeuralPRO TMR Fellow (Post Doctoral Researcher) I have had a great time and professional achievements working closely with people from Center of Automation and Autonomous Systems. I should mention Dr. Thomas Fuhr and Prof. Robert Riener which contribute deeply to the success of that working stage and also to the pleasure to discover Munich and of course the Bavarian land beauties.“

John Proakis

Adjunct Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, California, USA

Stay a TUM
Apr. – Sept. 1999, Apr. – Sept. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Joachim  Hagenauer
Research Interests
Wireless communications, underwater acoustic communications

Jerzy W. Rozenblit

University Distinguished Professor and Raymond J. Oglethorpe Endowed Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department
Professor of Surgery,
College of Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Stays at TUM
Summer 2000, Summer 2001, various short visits between 2001 and 2010
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hagenauer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Antreich
Research Interests
model-based design, artificial intelligence, and minimally invasive surgery
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Award for Excellence at Student Interface (Best Teaching Award), College of Engineering, University of Arizona(2006 and 2003), Fullbright Senior Specialist Award for Research Collaboration with the Cracow Technical University, Poland (2004), Recognition Award „For Years of Support as Advisor to the High Level Design Department“, Infineon Technologies AG, München (2002)

My visits at TUM still resonate with memories of intellectual excitement, forward thinking, energy, diversity of student body, and wonderful camaraderie

Lee Swindlehurst

Professor
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California Irvine (UCI), Irvine, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Summer 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Josef A. Nossek
Research Interests 
Signal processing for wireless communications, radar and biomedical applications
Awards/Honors (Selection)
IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper in Communication Theory (2006), IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize Paper (2000)

„I immensely enjoyed my time at TUM and hope to come back for another visit in the future.  I still have ongoing research collaborations based on my visit; the students and faculty there are outstanding.  Munich is easy to fall in love with.“

Zeyang Xia

Associate Professor
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2005 – Oct. 2006
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Buss
Research Interests   
Robotics, mechatronics

Raymond Wai-Ho Yeung

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering and Co-Director
Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

Stays at TUM
Jan. – Apr. 2007, June 2011, May 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hagenauer, Prof. Dr. Ralf Kötter, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer
Research Interests
Information Theory, Network Coding
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2007), IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award (2005), Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong (2000 – 2001)

“TUM is a gem not only in Bavaria, but also in Germany and in Europe.”

Awad Abdel-Rahman El-Hafian

University Professor
Geography Department, King Khalid University (KKU) University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1992 – Oct. 1994
Host
Prof. Dr. Günter Heinritz
Research Interests
Arid lands ecosystems, marine physical geography
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Aden University Prize for Scientific Research(2012, 2008, 2002), Yemen President Prize for Publication (2004)

„I really enjoyed my stay at TUM. IAll the members of the Institute were very kind and friendly, I am very grateful to them as well to the Humboldt Foundation for sponsoring my visit there.“

Orhan Altan

Professor of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Department of Geomatics, Civil Engineering Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Stay at TUM
Dec. 2007 – Feb. 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wunderlich
Research Interests
Photogrammetry, remote sensing, environmental sustainability, disaster management
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Academician at the International Academy of Astronautics (2012), Dolezal Award (1996), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1978)

„I was very much impressed by the collegial cooperation and facilities of the department. I have had a good impression especially  staying close to the University area and also close to the city. Several joint research ideas  were the outcomes of my stay.“

Roger E. A. Arndt

Professor Emeritus
Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. 1989 – Aug. 1990, June – Sept. 1994
Host
Dr. Andreas Keller
Research Interests
Cavitation, wind turbine technology, fluid dynamics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
ASME Fluids Engineering Award (1993), Lorenz G. Straub Award  (1968), Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)

„My two stays at Obernach were one of the most rewarding experiences and truly highpoint in my career. Not only was my technical collaboration of lasting value, resulting in numerous publications, but the friendships that were developed continue to this day.“

Hassan Baioumy

Associate Professor
Minerals Technology Department, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Helwan, Cairo, Egypt
Associate Professor
School of Physics (Geophysics), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Pulau Penang, Malaysia

Stay at TUM
May 2008 – Nov. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Hans Albert Gilg
Research Interests
Geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, mineral deposits
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Return back fellowship (2010-2011), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008),  Junior Scientific Visit Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA (2004),  Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship  (2004-2006)

„I have enjoyed my stay at TUM and I consider this period as one of the most profitable period in my life.“

Vlado Cetl

Associate Professor
Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2004 – Jan. 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wunderlich
Research Interests
Cadastre, land information systems, geoinformation, GIS, spatial data infrastructure, risk management
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Acknowledgment for helping in implementation of GIS for Zagreb OEM – City Office of emergency management (2010, 2011), 3rd  prize on competition Croatian Standards Institute – 15 years challenge (2008)

 „Excellent research experience in a pleasant and very supportive environment.“

 

Thian Gan

Professor of Water Resources Engineering
Natural Resources Engineering Facility, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Stay at TUM
Apr. 2006 – Mar. 2007
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Theodor Strobl
Research Interests
cryosphere, satellite data, hydrology, hydroclimatology, climate change
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Issac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship, National University of Singapore (2014), Rossby Fellowship, Stockholm University, Sweden (2012), Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2011)

Sylvia He

Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), New Territories, Hong Kong

Stay at TUM
June 2011 – Jan. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gebhard Wulfhorst
Research Interests
Transportation planning and policy, travel behavior, land use and accessibility, urban economics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
John Dyckman Award for Best Dissertation in Planning, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (2013), Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation (2010, 2009), Myra L. Frank Memorial Graduate Scholarship (First Place), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) – Los Angeles County Chapter (2009)

 

Guillermo Íñiguez-González

Assistant Professor
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Montes, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-UPM, Madrid, Spain

Stay at TUM
June – Sept. 2006
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Winter
Research Interests
structural design and use of timber products, nondestructive testing and evaluation methods for wood materials and structures

 „My stay at TUM was very interesting and productive . I had problems in order to find accommodation, however a university colleague of Polish origin helped me with that. Munich is a great place and TUM is an excellent university.“

Johan W. Joubert

Associate Professor
Centre of Transport Development, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Oct. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Gebhard Wulfhorst
Research Interests
Agent-based modelling, operations research, mobility, transport modeling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE), President’s Award (2007)

Tapas Karmaker

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering Department, Thapar University, Patiala, India

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2005 – May 2006
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Theodor Strobl
Research Interests
Fluvial hydraulics, river bank erosion, seepage erosion, remote sensing application

„Exciting research experience.“

Jakub Kolecki

Assistant Professor
Department of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland

Stay at TUM
Feb. – June 2009
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Stilla
Research Interests
photogrammetry, direct geo-referencing, inertial measurements, GNSS, mobile mapping systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DIAMENTY AGH, best faculty’s master thesis (2008)

„My visit at TUM was the best time of my whole PhD study. I very much appreciated working at my research project there and I will never forget the coffee breaks and the Augustiner Beer.“

Claus Lange

Professor of Mathematics / Stochastics
Faculty of Informatics / Mathematics, Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany

Stay at TUM
July – Dec. 1991
Host
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Rackwitz
Research Interests
reliability theory, first excursion failure, stochastic processes and random fields
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1991)

„Best working conditions, excellent support, interesting research field, very pleasant and helpful colleagues and a beautiful town and countryside.“

Antonio Calos Reis Laranjeiras

Professor Emeritus
Structures and Construction Department, College of Engineering, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1959 – June 1961
Host
Prof. Dr-Ing Hubert Rüsch
Research Interests
Structural concrete, materials and structures
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Structural Engineer of the Year, Brazilian Association of Structural Engineering (2008), Honorary Member of the  Brazilian Association of Structural Engineering, Honorary Member of the Brazilian Concrete Institute

Meng-Chieh Jeffrey Lee

Assistant Professor
Department of Interior Design, National Taichung University of Science and Technology (NTCUST), Taichung, Taiwan

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2005 – Aug. 2006
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Hauser
Research Interests
Energy saving and renewable energy, Indoor Environments Quality, Indoor Climate Control and Renovation Design, Preservation of Historic Monuments and Preventive Conservation, Water supply and drainage system, Green and Sustainable Building
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Creative Invention Award, Taiwan Ministry of Education (2012), The National Golden Award for Architecture (2009), DAAD Scholarship (2005-2006)

„During my PhD thesis in architecture I stayed at TUM and studied in Fraunofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) because of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Hauser and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Sedlbauer. There I worked in the areas of Hygrothermics and Indoor Environment. This experience taught me not only how to use the computer software WUFI for building environment simulation and evaluation, but also to measure the indoor climate factors and analyze the control methods. Following these experiences, I still work in these fields.“

Weihua Li

Professor
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
Mar. – Sept. 2011
Host
Dipl.-Ing. Sylvia Keßler
Research Interests
Corrosion and protection for reinforced concrete

“TUM is a cradle of science and technology and it brought bring me inspiration and feelings of pleasure.”

Robert Melchers

Professor of Civil Engineering
Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
Professorial Fellow
Australian Research Council, Australia

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Sept. 1980
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhart I. Schueller, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Rackwitz
Research Interests
Structural reliability, corrosion, failure investigations
Awards/Honors (Selection)
John Connell Gold Medal (2013), Jin S. Chung Award, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (2012), Corrosion Medal, Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA, 2009), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1980)

„My stay at TUM was a very interesting and invigorating period of time when I was starting on what turned out to be a major career in structural reliability that then led eventually to the current work on marine corrosion. I learnt a lot from both hosts and developed life-long friendships with them, even though we never actually wrote anything scientific jointly. Also developed friendships with others in the research groups. Moreover, I learnt a lot about the German university system and the very positive attitude to higher education and research.“

Elias Salameh Numan

Professor of Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry
Department of Environmental and Applied Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Stay at TUM
1968 – 1974
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Ernst Quentin
Research Interests
Water Resources in their different aspects: Groundwater, water chemistry, water resources, pollution, water strategies

„My stay at TUM was the most important scientific and cultural phase of my life.“

A. Cristian Suteanu

Associate Professor and Chair
Geography Department and Environmental Science, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stay at TUM
May – July 2001
Host
Prof. Dr. Jörn H. Kruhl
Research Interests
nonlinear systems analysis and modeling, climate variability, arctic climate, volcanic seismicity, information science
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Radu Botezatu Award (Geoscience Award), Romanian Academy of Scientists (2006), Sabba S. Stefanescu Medal, National Romanian Committee of Geodesy and Geophysics of the Romanian Academy and the Romanian Society of Geophysics (1994)

„This stay represented a wonderful opportunity to work with my collaborator on a very interesting research project regarding the detection and characterization of patterns subject to successive stages of change in geologic features.“

Aysenur Ugurlu

Professor
Environmental Engineering Department, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Stays at TUM
Sept.  – Nov. 1999
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Wilderer
Research Interests
Energy production from wastes, biological nutrient removal, water pollution control

Ernst Uken

Professor and Head
Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

Stays at TUM
Sept. 1976 – June 1977
Host
Prof. Dr. Paula Hahn-Weinheimer
Research Interests
Renewable energy, solar energy, energy efficiency, demand side management
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg (1992), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1975)

„München is my second home with wonderful social experiences. In the research field the TUM staff and students were most accommodating. Meaningful research could be done, preventing pollution of the Isar River, flowing through the campus.“

Vukan R. Vuchic

UPS Foundation Professor Emeritus of Transportation Engineering
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor of City and Regional Planning
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Stays at TUM
1972, 1973, 1989, 1998, Sept. – Nov. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Keller, Prof. Dr. Gebhard Wulfhorst und Prof. Dr. Fritz Busch
Research Interests
Transportation systems engineering, Urban transportation policies and planning, Public transportation systems characteristics, planning, design and operations, City and regional planning
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Honorary Doctorate, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM, 2011), Foreign Member, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1994), First Recipient of the „Dr. Friedrich Lehner Medal“ (1982)

„Seit 1972, also mehr als 40 Jahren, bin ich immer froh mit meinen Kollegen und Studenten in TUM in Kontakt zu sein. Mein „Sabbatical“ im Herbst 2009, wenn ich weitere Kontakte entwickelte, sowie das Leben in lebenswuerdiger Stadt Muenchen geniessen konnte, bleibt in besonders angenehmer Erinnerung.“

Christopher J. L. Wilson

Adjunct Professor
School of Geosciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Stays at TUM
Different visits in 2008 and 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Jörn H. Kruhl
Research Interests
Structural geology, economic geology, glaciology, tectonics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA)

„It was great to interact with TUM students and have them coming to use my Fabric Analyser facilities in Melbourne, Australia.“

Alain Bertrand Dongmo

Professor und Head
Laboratory of Animal Biology, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon

Stays at TUM
May – July 2004, Aug. – Oct. 2008, June – Aug. 2009, Aug. – Sept. 2010, Dec. 2010 – Feb. 2011, Aug. – Sept. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Vierling
Research Interests 
Natural Substances from medicinal plants with therapeutic interest: antihypertensive, antiiflammatory and antioxydant
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2007)

Claire Duvernoy

Chief
Cardiology Section, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Stay at TUM
July 1996 – June 1997
Host
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Schwaiger
Research Interests
Cardiovascular and coronary heart disease in women, gender differences in outcomes after cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention, role of medical and lifestyle interventions for CHD prevention in women
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Listed in „Best Doctors in Metro Detroit“, Vital Magazin (2008), Listed in „Best Doctors in America“ (2012, 2013), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996)

„My experience at the Technische Universität München was invaluable to me. During that year, I designed and conducted a clinical trial for the first time, forming the basis for my future career in clinical research.“

Beliga Meral Ercan

Professor Emeritus
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Stays at TUM
Jan. 1980 – Sept. 1981, June – July 1984, June – July 1986, June – July 1990, July – Sept. 1997
Host
Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Pabst
Research Interests
Radiopharmacy, radiopharmaceuticals
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1980),  Fulbright Scholarship

„I had the opportunity to carry on my projects and contribute the forgoing projects at the department. I also established long-term contacts with German colleagues and continued joint research after returning to Turkey. „

 

Örs Péter Horváth

Professor of Surgery
University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1985 – Mar. 1986
Host
Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüdiger Siewert
Research Interests
GI surgery, oncology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Balassa Award (2008), Hetényi Award (2006), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1985)

„My stay at TUM was excellent and valuable.“

Anica Jušic

Professor Emeritus, Founder and Former Head
Institute for neuromuscular diseases, KBC Rebro, Zagreb, Croatia

Stays at TUM
1965 – 1966, 3 months in 1970, oct. 1983, one short visit in 1990
Host
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Struppler
Research Interests
Neuromuscular diseases; electromyography and  electroneurography, end-of- life-care
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humanity and Ethics Award, Medical Faculty, Zagreb University (2008), Laureate, Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences (2002), Honorary Member of the Croatial Medical Association (1992), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1965)

„My stay and research results from that time were the basis for my doctoral thesis, habilitation, and for my later professional development and  research. Professor Struppler was my guest in Croatia many times. In 1991 when the war in Croatia started, he invited me to come to collaborate with him at his Laboratory at the Klinikum rechts der Isaar.  „

Walter Massion

Professor emeritus of Anesthesiology, Physiology and Biophysics
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma
Adjunct Proferssor of Cardio-respiratory Science
College of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Stays at TUM
May 1974 – July 1975, Apr. – July 1984
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Guenther Bluemel, Prof. Dr. Ernst Kolb
Research Interests
respiratory physiology, hemorrhagic and septic shock, toxicity of anesthetic agents, experimental surgery
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse (1994). Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1980-1995), Humboldt Research Award (1974)

„My stay and research experience at the TU was extraordinary pleasant and fruitful.I published or co-authored 2 books and 12 papers as direct or indirect result of my stay in Munich. I made several lifelong friendships with a number of colleagues, hosted two young investigators from TUM ( Dr. U. Pfeiffer, Ms. S. Bluemel) at my laboratory in Oklahoma and established valuable liaisons with other research groups at the TU, the Max Planck Institut and the Ludwigs Universitaet. I consider my stay at the TUM as one of the high points  of my scientific career!“

Kai-Feng Pan

Professor and Director
Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Peking University School of Oncology, Beijing Cancer Hospital & Institute

Stays at TUM
Oct. – Dec. 2011, Oct. – Nov. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Markus Gerhard
Research Interests
Cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Leading Scientist in Cancer Epidemiology Award, Beijing Public Health Bureau (2011), Science and Technology Award, Beijing Municipial Government (2007)

„The field of research during my stay in TUM was the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection with specific emphasis on virulence factors and immune response. It was very helpful to classify Helicobacter pylori infected patients into high- and low-risk groups in the Chinese population.“

Therese Halvorsen Røst

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Reseach Group G2, Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Stays at TUM
Apr. – June 2012, Aug. 2013 – July 2014
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Hans Hauner, Dr. Helmut Laumen
Research Interests
Molecular biology, cellular mechanisms, nutrition, obesity, type 2 diabetes

„I have worked as a postdoctor on a cooperation project between TUM and the University of Bergen, Norway. The project is about human obesity and type 2 diabetes, and genetic and molecular mechanisms behind the development of these diseases.“

Robert Snyder

Professor Emeritus and Former Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

Stay at TUM
June – Aug. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim
Research Interests
Toxic and carcinogenic effects of benzene, specific metabolites of benzene necessary for the production of toxic effects
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Ambassador of Toxicology Award, Mid Atlantic Society of Toxicology (MASOT, 2003), Education Award, Society of Toxicology (SOT, 1996), Humboldt Research Award (1990), Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, Rutgers University (1987)

Luis Alfonso Vaca Dominguez

Professor of Cell Biology
Instituto de Fisiologia Celular, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM), Ciudad de México, Mexico

Stays at TUM
Dec. 1999 – May 2000, Jan. – Mar. 2001
Host
Prof. Dr. med. Franz Hofmann
Research Interests
TRPC channel modulation and function, RNA interference (mechanisms and uses)
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Technological Development Award, National Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (CANIFARMA 2010), Miguel Aleman Valdés Award in Health Research (2001), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999)

„TUM offers an excellent environment for academic work. Munich is a multicultural city with wonderful history, excellent food and a lively cultural life. Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie der TU München is located in a beautiful area, near the Englische Garten.“

Aref A. M. Aly

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1976 – July 1980
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests
Supramolecular coordination polymers and their applications in nano chemistry. Recently using agricultural sorbents for removing organic wastes and metal  ions from industrial effluents and ground water
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1989)

Sakthivel Ayyamperumal

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi , India

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn
Research Interests 
Heterogeneous catalysis development for fine and petrochemical processes, Development of multi-metal oxides for oxidation of hydrocarbon, Heterogenisation of homogeneous catalysis and its applicationss, Development of nano size zeolite and zeolite materials, composite materials for the hydrocarbon transformation
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Japan Society for the Promotion of science (JSPS) Research Fellowship (2006), Max-Planck Research Fellowship (2006), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2004)

„Munich is very beautiful and clean place to stay. I had a wonderful experience during my stay in TUM. Most research articles during my career were published while staying there. I also learned new area of catalysis during my visit.“

Susanta Banerjee

Professor
Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP), Kharagpur, India

Stay at TUM
July 1997 – Feb. 1999
Host
PD Dr. Gerhard Maier
Research Interests
High performance polymers, membrane based separation, hyperbranched polymers, light emitting polymer
Awards/Honors (Selection)
GE Management Award (2005), Defence Technology Spin-off Award (2002), Titanium Medal and Commendation Certifica by the SA to Defence Minister (2001), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1997)

„I stayed 20 months in Munich with my family thanks to the  support from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. We had a very memorable stay at TUM both from personal front as well as research point of view.  I got full cooperation and support from my academic host PD. Dr. Gerhard Maier and the full research group of Prof. Nuyken. Because of this my research project preceded exceedingly well with several research publications in international journals of high repute. The time spent at TUM helped me for my future career development. I found that Professors, researchers, technicians including administrative peoples were very cooperative towards the foreign researchers.“

Walter Baratta

Professor
Dipartimento di Chimica, Fisica e Ambiente, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Stay at TUM
June 1994 – May 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Homogeneus catalysis, hydrogenation, ruthenium, osmium
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First prize of the Solvias Ligand Contest, Basel, Switzerland (2008), Humbdolt Research Fellowship (1994)

Rüdiger Beckhaus

Professor and Chair in Inorganic Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1990 – Feb. 1991
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Hofmann
Research Interests
Inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, homogenous catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Karl-Ziegler Förderpreis der Karl-Ziegler Stiftung der GDCh (1998), Carl-Duisberg-Gedächtnispreis der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (1998), Heisenbergstipendium der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (1992)

„At TUM I had excellent working conditions.“

Tucker Carrington

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Computational Quantum Dynamics
Chemistry Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1994 – Aug. 1995
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Domcke
Research Interests
Theoretical chemistry, quantum dynamics, spectroscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Gerhard Herzberg Award, Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy (2013), Fellow of the American Physical Society, Chemical Physics Division (2007),  Noranda Lecture Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (1999), Humboldt Research Award (1994)

Jyoti Chattopadhyaya

Professor of Chemistry amd Chair of Chemical Biology
Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology,  Biomedical Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Stay at TUM
1995 – 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Ivar Ugi
Research Interests
The concept of Stereoelectronic effects in DNA and RNA and their structural and functional implications, The Uppsala NMR-window concept to simplify the NMR spectra of large DNA/RNA
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Honorary Life Fellow of the  Indian Society Chemists and Biologists (ISCB) for contributions in the area of chemical sciences, Humboldt Research Award (1995), Norblad-Ekstrand Gold Medal, Swedish Chemical Society (1993) 

„It was so exciting and stimulating. Cross-polination of research ideas was excellent. You guys have an excellent environment there. Wish to return sometime.“

Nguyen Quy Dao

Research Director Emeritus
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Honorary Professor
Laboratoire Structures, Propriétés, Modélisation des Solides, École Centrale Paris (SPMS-ECP-CNRS), Chatenay-Malabry, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Dec. 1977
Host
Prof. Dr. Ernst Otto Fischer
Research Interests
Inorganic chemistry, raman and IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, uranyl complexes, correlation structure-properties of inorganic compounds
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First price of the French Chemical Society in Inorganic Chemistry, Price of Instrumentation of the french Society of Physics, Medal of the French-Vietnamese Friendship, Humboldt Research Fellowship (1977)

„It was a great experience for me, from both the scientific and the human aspect. I consider that this cooperation was really profitable for me, but I am sure that it also positively  contributed in some acpects to the Laboratory at TUM.“

Gabriela Iulia David

Associate Professor
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Romania

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1992 – July 1993
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Peter Härter
Research Interests
Analytical chemistry, instrumental methods of analysis (electrochemistry, spectrometry) and their applications in environmental, pharmaceutical and clinical analysis

„Thanks to a DAAD-Fellowship I had the opportunity to spend 10 months at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the Technical University of Munich. My laboratory activity here was related to the synthesis of organometallic compounds. My research work in this for me very new field of chemistry, was directly supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Härter. This stay at the Technical University of Munich and the privilege to work in a team of high qualified researchers offered me the great chance to make my first steps in the wonderful world of scientific research in chemistry. The experience gained at TUM was for me of great importance for my further professional, scientific but also personal development.“

Imre Dékány

Professor
Department of Medical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Member of the Supramolecural and Nanostructured Materials Research Group
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Stays at TUM
Mar. – May 1999, June – Aug. 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Walter Nitsch, Prof. Dr. Johann Plank
Research Interests
Chemistry of interfaces, colloids, nanostructured materials, biointerfaces, polymers
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2013), Gabor Dénes Award (2009), Leo Szilard Award (2008), Canon Award (1999), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

Juraj Dian

Associate Professor of Condensed Matter Physics  
Department of Chemical Physics and Optics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Stay at TUM
May 1995 – Oct. 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Stan Veprek
Research Interests
Silicon nanocrystals, photoluminescence, FTIR, SEM, surface functionalization, electrochemical deposition, molecular recognition, chemosensors
Awards and Honors
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995)

„The Humboldt fellowship at TUM was one of my scientific career heights. I worked in a large group of young people leaded by a skilled and inventive professor. I learned what a material research is and have the opportunity to work with many spectroscopic and characterization instruments not available for me at my home institute. Although the cooperation with my host professor after my return to my home university did not continue, both the scientific and social skills I learned from him were of immense value for my subsequent scientific work and my life as well. My present scientific work is based on principles I have learned many years ago at TUM. Thank you, Stan.“

Ming-Jin Fan

Associate Professor
State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2008 – Jan. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
Research Interests
Lubricant, tribology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008)

„It was an honor and a great pleasure for me to stay at TUM, and also in Munich and in Germany.“

Heinz Guenter Floss

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry 
Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Stays at TUM
Mar. – Aug. 1980, July – Sept. 1986, June – Aug. 1995
Host
Prof. Dr. Helmut Simon
Research Interests
Chemistry and molecular biology of natural products biosynthesis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Dr. h.c. Friedrich Wilhelm Universität Bonn (2001), The Norman R. Farnsworth ASP Research Achievement Award (1988), Dr. h.c. Purdue University (1986), Humboldt Senior US Scientist Award (1980)

„My three sabbatical stays at TUM have been very fruitful both for me and, I believe, also for the German side. The discussion with many colleagues stimulated my thinking and led to some joint research and publications. The stays at TUM also enabled me to visit many other German universities and interact with colleagues with related interests. As a result, in the following years many of these colleagues sent some of their best students as postdocs to my lab; eight of these individuals are now prominent full professors in German and Swiss universities.“

Brian C. Freemann

Associate Professor for Cell and Developmental Biology
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, Illinois, USA

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 2011, June – Aug.2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchner
Research Interests
genomics, protein dynamics, protein-nucleic acid interactions, proteomics, regulation of gene expression
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2011), Honorary Hans Fischer Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2011), Educator of the Year, University of Illinois Alumni Association (2009), Fellow of the American Heart Association (2000 – 2002)

Victor J. Hruby

Regents Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1999 – July 2000
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Kessler
Research Interests
Peptide chemistry, biophysics & biology; peptide design & synthesis; asymmetric synthesis; peptide & protein chi space; peptide hormones & neurotransmitters; conformational analysis; drug design; G-Protein couples receptors; intercellular communication
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2010), Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, Americal Chemical Society (ACS, 2009), Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry, Americal Chemical Society (ACS, 2002), Humboldt Research Award (1999) Merrifield Award in Peptide Chemistry, American Peptide Society (1993)

„I had a wonderful, productive stay at TUM giving talks there and at over 15 other universities & companies and developing new knowledge and ideas in chemical biology.  I also had the privilege of giving the Sieman Lecture.“

Dusanka Janezic

Head Laboratory for Molecular Modeling
National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Professor of Mathematics in Natural Sciences
Faculty for Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

Stays at TUM
Nov. 1986, Oct. – Nov. 1999
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Hofacker, Prof. Dr. Ivar Ugi
Research Interests
Determination of structure in inhomogeneous regions of atomic and molecular liquids, and protein dynamics using Monte Carlo simulations, molecular dynamics methods, formalism of BGYB hierarchy of integral equations and RISM formalism of integral equations; Development of symplectic integration algorithms for biomolecular simulations and their application to molecular dynamics simulations of macromolecules, graph theory development, Prediction of protein-protein binding sites, Biomolecular simulations, Virtual screening, and Protein-protein docking
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Zois Award for outstanding achievements in scientific, research and development activities, Republic of Slovenia (2013),  Ambassador in Science of the Republic of Slovenia award (1999), Associate Editor, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (ACS Publication)

„It was a great benefit for me to work and study at TUM first as a postdoc and later as a DAAD fellow

Anant Kapdi

Assistant Professor
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Department of Chemistry, Mumbai, India

Stay at TUM
May – July 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Moniek Tromp
Research Interests
Homogeneous catalysis, natural product synthesis, microwave assisted synthesis, organometallic chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DST-Inspire Faculty Scheme Award (2012), Alexander von Humboldt Return Fellowship (2012), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008)

„It was a scientifically very fruitful stay with a collaboration being initiated between TUM and ICT Mumbai. „

 

Evgeny Katz

Milton Kerker Chaired Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Dec. 1992 . Nov. 1993
Host
Hanns-Ludwig Schmidt
Research Interests
bioelectronics, bioelectrochemistry, biosensors, biocomputing, biofuel cells, signal-responsive materials
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Ranked 63rd amongst the world’s top 100 chemists over the past 10 years indexed by Thomson Reuters in 2011 based on the impact of their published research, ranken 378th in 2010 in the list of top cited chemists worldwide based on his H-index of 60, Kaye Awards for Scientific Innovations, Hebrew University, Israel (2004, 1995), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1993)

„My stay in Germany was very pleasant personally and fruitful professionaly. In one year I co-authorized 10 papers.“

Sergey Ketkov

Professor and Head of the Laboratory
G.A. Razuvaev Institute of Organometallic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia

Stays at TUM
Jan. 2002 – Mar. 2003, Aug. – Oct. 2006, shorter visits in 2007 and 2009
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag, Dr. Heinrich L. Selzle
Research Interests 
Electronic structures and spectroscopic properties of organometallic and coordination compounds
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2002)

„My stay at TUM was both pleasant and scientifically productive. During the research work carried out that time the first REMPI and MATI spectra of a wide number of transition metal sandwich complexes have been measured.“

Gary Kinsel

Professor and Chair 
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1990 – Sept. 1991
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grotemeyer, Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag
Research Interests
Mass Spectrometry, polymer thin films, biosensors, proton transfer reactions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Excellence Through Commitment Undergraduate Teaching Enhancement Award, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2007), Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, University of Texas at Arlington (2002), Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), Award, National Science Foundation (NSF, 1999), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1990)

„Probably one of the most productive and exciting periods of my professional career.  I accomplished many things and made lots of great friends that I still treasure.  Plus, I fell in love with Munich and have made a habit of coming back to visit as often as I am able.“

Theofanis Kitsopoulos

Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
Affiliated Researcher 
Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL-FORTH)
Visiting Professor
Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2004 – June 2005
Host
Prof. Vladimir E. Bondybey
Research Interests
Chemical dynamics, ion imaging, spectroscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2004), Bodossaki Foundation Science Award (2003), University of California Regents Fellow, Berkeley (1988 – 1989)

„The opportunity given to me by the Humboldt Foundation was invaluable  as it introduced me to the German research environment, strengthened my collaborations with the Germany Scientific Community and was the reason for my return in 2012 to Germany once again to pursue further research collaborations on a longer term basis. „

Dongyang Li

Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Research Fellow
Intelligent Bioindustrial Equipment Innovation Team, College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Stay at TUM
Jan. – July 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Niessner, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Knopp
Research Interests
Immunoassay, biosensor, food safety, magnetic beads, mycotoxin

„My stay at TUM was very helpful for my research and nice at a personal level, also due to the multi-cultural experience and the international vision that I could develop there.“

Huanrong Li

Professor
School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), Tianjin, China

Stay at TUM
July 2003 – Oct. 2004
Host
Prof. Dr. Reiner Anwander
Research Interests
Luminescent material, host-guest, lanthanide, zeolite, ionic liquid
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2003)

„My stay at TUM was enjoyable and profitable.“

Sheng Hsien Lin

Lifetime Distinguished Chair Professor
National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1979 – July 1980, Jan. – Mar. 1987, May – July 1994 and for many years since 1981 during summer
Host
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag
Research Interests
Theoretical chemistry, photochemistry, molecular spectropies, chemical kinetics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
US Senior Scientist Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (1979-1980), John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1971 – 1973), Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1967 – 1969)

„My host has been Prof. Edward W. Schlag. He is an experimentalist and I am a theorist, so we have been collaborating since the 1970s. Even now we still publish papers together. Every time I visited TUM. Prof. Hofacker, also a theorist, always provided an office for me. Before Prof. Schlag retired, I visited him and his group every summer. Even now I still visited TUM quite frequently.“

Stephen J. Lippard

Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Aug. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, neurochemistry, synthesis, reactivity, and structure determination of transition complexes, mechanisms of action of platinum anticancer drugs, chemistry and catalysis at diiron, methane monooxygenase, zinc and NO signaling at the synapse
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Priestley Medal, American Chemical Society (2014), Linus Pauling Medal (2009), National Medal of Science (2004)

José María López de Luzuriaga

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Departamento de Química (Área de Química Inorgánica), Estudios Agroalimentarios e Informática, Facultad de Ciencias, University of La Rioja,  Logroño, Spain

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Dec. 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests 
Coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, metal-metal interactions, eleven group metals, luminescence
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996), Extraordinary Doctorate Prize (1996)

„One of the most formative experiences of my life.“

Salvador Antonio López Méndez

Professor of Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, and Industrial Chemical Processes
Department of Chemistry, West Multidisciplinary Faculty, University of El Salvador, Santa Ana, El Salvador

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1994 – Aug. 1997
Host
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Wabner
Research Interests
Electrochemistry, organic chemistry, synthesis, tissue culture, chemical reactors, biochemical reactors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
1st Prize of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), for the Invention: “Green Production Method of Phenol from Benzene” Geneva and San Salvador (2006), Award “Best Invention in Chemistry” issued by the National Registration Center (NRC) at the “Inventions 2003” (2003), Award “Best Invention in Chemistry” issued by the National Registration Center (NRC) at the “Inventions 2002”(2002)

“Pleasant memories of the lectures of Prof. Dr. Helmut Tiltscher – God rest his soul – who introduced me to the design of chemical reactors and bioreactors; as well as the working group of Prof. Dr. D. Wabner, who teach me about electrochemical reactors. Experiences that were the basis of ​​my research up to this day”.

Yizhak Marcus

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Stay at TUM
July – Sept. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Franz Baumgärtner
Research Interests
Chemistry of liquids and solutions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1971)

„During my stay at TUM I had very good minteractions with my host, with Dr. J.I. Kim, and other members of the Radiochemistery group.“

Stephen F. Martin

Professor M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Regents Chair in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 1995, June – Aug. 1997
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Kessler
Research Interests
synthetic organic chemistry, natural products, bioorganic chemistry, protein-ligand interactions, enzyme inhibitors, medicinal chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC) Senior Award (2013) Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005), Wyeth Research Award, (2003), Humboldt Research Award (1995)

„My stay at TUM was very enjoyable and productive.“

William H. Miller

Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Stay at TUM
July 1981 – July 1982
Host
Prof. Dr. G. Ludwig Hofacker
Research Interests
Chemical dynamics, semiclassical approximations to quantum mechanics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences (2010), Welch Award in Chemistry (2007),  Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry (1996), Humboldt Research Award (1981)

„It was a most enjoyable year in Munich, both professionally and personally.    My daughters were in the 4th and 6th grade in local schools (Alte Heide, and Willi Graf), and even today they are still quite fluent in German.“

 

Sylvain Nlate

Associate Professor
Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nanoobjects, Department of physical chemistry, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1995 – Oct. 1996
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang. A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer
Research Interests
Dendritic polyoxometalate (POM) hybrids and their use in catalysis, including asymmetric catalysis, self assembled nano-polyoxometalate catalysts and asymmetric catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Journal Grant for International Authors, Royal Society of Chemistry (2004), Hubert Curien Grant, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2004), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995 – 1996)

„I spent excellent moments at TUM. The Alexander von Humboldt grant was a great opportunity for me to join one of the best Institute in inorganic and organometallic chemistry in the world. My research experience was successful with five publications, including one in Angewandte chemie. To resume, my stay at TUM was just one of my best work experience, with excellent supervisors.“

Gottfried Otting

Professor
Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Stay at TUM
Jan. – July 2010
Hosts
Prof. Steffen Glaser and Prof. Michael Sattler
Research Interests
Method development for structural biology and drug discovery
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2010), Honorary Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship (2009), Wallmarkska Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1996), Latsis Prize of the ETH-Zürich (1992)

„There are few places where NMR spectroscopy is taught as well as at TUM.“

Gianfranco Pacchioni

Full Professor of Solid State Chemistry and Vice Rector for Research
Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Università Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Stay at TUM
May – Oct. 1993, July – Sept.1994, July – Sept. 1995
Host
Prof. Dr. Notker Rösch
Research Interests
Theory of chemisorption, electronic structure of oxide surfaces and bulk materials, defects in oxides, supported nanoparticles, heterogeneous catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award  (2005), Premio Nazionale Federchimica „Per un futuro intelligente“ (1996), Gold Medal „Raffaello Nasini“, Società Chimica Italiana (1994)

„It has been a very successful and pleasant stay both on the professional and personal sides.“

Rinaldo Poli

Professor
École Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologique (ENSIACET), University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1993 – July 1994
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Effects of the spin state in organometallic reactivity, hydrides and dihydrogen complexes; controlled radical polymerization, high oxidation state aqueous organometallic chemistry and oxidation catalysis, homogeneous catalysis: intermolecular hydroamination of non-activated olefins, chiral ligands, their coordination chemistry and catalytic applications
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Senior Award of the “Interdivisional Group of Organometallic  Chemistry” of the Italian Chemical Society (2010), Senior Award of the “Division of Coordination Chemistry” of the French  Chemical Society (2010), Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2007-17)

„My stay allowed me to establish ties with several German scientists, to participate in the research of the host group through the co-supervision of one Ph.D. student (two joint publications have resulted from this activity), and to become aquainted with the German culture, traditions and language.“

 

Eli Pollak

Professor and Chair
Chemical Physics Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Stays at TUM
Oct. – Nov. 2012, Oct. – Nov. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Mathias Nest
Research Interests
Theoretical chemistry, molecular dynamics, quantum, semiclassical  and classical mechanics, rate theory, surface scattering, photochemistry, nonradiative transitions, photoinduced cooling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Award Research Award (1996), Fellow of the  American Physical Society (1995)

„Joint research on the semiclassical theory of correlated electron systems; Coherent control method for obtaining eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of large systems.“

Charles Kirkham Rhodes

The Albert A. Michelson Professor Emeritus of Physics and Director
Laboratory for X-Ray Microimaging and Bioinformatics, Department of Physics (m/c 273), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stays at TUM
1991 – 1992, Feb. – July and Nov. 1993, Jan. – Mar. and Oct. – Nov. 1994
Host
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag
Research Interests
High power density states of matter, X-ray amplification, particle physics, cosmology, number theory
Awards/Honors (Selection)
UIC Inventor of the Year Award (2000), Thomas A. Murphy University Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago (1994-1995), Humboldt Research Award (1992), Individual Achievement Award, Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (1989)

„During my stay at TUM, a fundamentally new concept concerning the achievement of x-ray amplification was invented. Actually, the key insight appeared suddenly at the old BESSY Speicherring in Berlin during a visit to that facility and written out there in less than two hours. This idea has rolled forward non-stop for more than 20 years, yielded an abundance of truly superior results, and points persuasively to its future extension into the gamma-ray region. Hence, the good news in 1992 from TUM/AvH in Garching continues to play.“

Upkar Sadana

Professor and Head
Department of Soil Science
Director
CAFT in Soil Science, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1992 – Dec. 1993
Host
Prof. Dr. Norbert Claassen
Research Interests
Wheat cultivars, rice cultivars, micronutrients, efficiency mechanisms, nutrients dynamics in rhizosphere, mechanistic models
Awards/Honors (Selection)
International Zinc Association-FAI award on promoting the use of zinc in Indian Agriculture (2012), S.N. Ranade Memorial Award for excellence in Micronutrients Research (2000-2001), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1992), Indian Science Congress Association Pran Vohra Award for Young Scientists for significant research work in the field of Agricultural Sciences (1989)

„I enjoyed my stay and working at TUM and was able to develop new simple method to study oxidizing power of rice roots using oxidation of Fe in the rhizosphere for screening rice varieties suitable for Fe toxic and Fe deficient soils.“

Andrzej Ludwik Sobolewski

Professor of Physics
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Stays at TUM
July 1985 – Nov. 1986, Sept. – Nov 1987, Aug. – Oct. 1990, Jan. – Feb. 1992
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Domcke
Research Interests
electronic structure of excited states, phototoinduced chemical reactions, electron transfer, proton transfer, radiationless decay, photoisomerization
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Elected Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2013), Smoluchowski-Warburg Medal of the German and Polish Physical Societies (2009), Copernicus Award of DFG and FNP (together with Professor Wolfgang Domcke, TUM), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1985)

„About one hundred of common research papers published in over a quarter of century of collaboration ist the best compliment on the quality of our relations.“

Kenkichi Sonogashira

Professor Emeritus
Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan

Stay at TUM
Dec. 1966 – Nov. 1967
Host
Prof. Dr. Ernst Otto Fischer
Research Interests
Organometallic chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, discoverer of the Sonogashira coupling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellow (1966)

„My study in the TUM was very useful to later my life. I am very grateful to Professor Ernst Otto Fischer.“

Andrew Streitwieser

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Stays at TUM
Jan. – July 1976, varying lengths of time during summers in succeeding years
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ivar Ugi, Prof. Dr. Notker Rösch
Research Interests
computational organic chemistry, acidity and basicity, enolate ions, ions and ion pairs
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Roger Adams Award (2009), Corresponding Member, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (1993), Cope Scholar Award (1989), Humboldt Research Award (1976)

„In 1976 I was associated mostly with Professor Ugi and with Johann Gasteiger, but I met and interacted with Notker Rösch. We collaborated on a research project that involved several trips to the TUM (and by visits of Rösch to Berkeley) during succeeding summers and led to several joint publications. While at the TUM in 1976 I also met with chemists at the Universität München – I spent a month there in 2008 and gave some lectures.“

Dominique Sugny

Associate Professor
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. – June 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Steffen J. Glaser
Research Interests
Optimal control theory, nuclear magnetic resonance, quantum control

Yoshitaka Tanimura

Professor
Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Stay at TUM
Aug. – Sept. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Domcke
Research Interests
Quantum dissipative dynamics, theory of nonlinear spectroscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2012)

„Excellent!“

Venkatesan Thimmakondu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Goa Campus, Pilani, India

Stay at TUM
Mar. 2008 – Sept. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Domcke
Research Interests
Quantum chemistry of radicals, excited electronic states, vibronic coupling and molecular spectroscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008), CSIR Senior Research Fellow (2006), UGC UPE Doctoral Fellow (2004)

„Working at TUM was one of the most enjoyable experiences in my academic career. Regular interaction with my host, Prof. Dr. Domcke, and other colleagues in the department gave me a comprehensive knowledge and visibility in my own field. Of course, a well developed infrastructure and most organized supportive staff at TUM made my life much easier in a foreign land.“

Terry Don Tilley

Professor of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 2000, June – July and Sept. 2001, May – July 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests
Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic, organometallic, silicon, and materials chemistry.  Coordination polymerizations, polymer synthesis and organic electronic materials.  Molecular precursors to solid state materials and nanostructures. Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. Solar energy conversions to chemical fuels
Awards/Honors (Selection)
ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, (2014), Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013), ACS Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry (2008), Centenary Lectureship and Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry (2007), Wacker Silicon Award (2003), ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry (2002)

„My stay at TUM resulted in long-lasting friendships and professional relationships with German scientists. It gave me a much greater appreciation for the quality and unique perspective of the German chemical community, and in particular the strengths of the TUM.“

Jian-Qiang Wang

Professor and Deputy Director
Center for Thorium Molten Salt Reactor System,Nuclear, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Fässler
Research Interests
Hybrid Energy System, energy material and chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2007)

„I stayed at TUM for three years in apostdoctoral position in the chemistry department. It was a crucial experience for my career. I did cluster synthesis research at TUM. Although I changed my research interest to energy chemistry since then, the methods and thinking I was confronted with at TUM arestill useful for my current job.“

Mei Wang

Professor
State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian , China

Stay at TUM
July 1989 – Feb. 1991, July – Dec. 1992
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Chemical mimics of hydrogenases, photo- and electrocatalytic water splitting and hydrogen production with nonprecious metal-based catalysts

„The experience at TUM is a very happy memory for me. It gave me a chance not only to learn more knowledge in chemistry, but also to open my eyes to broader world. I can never forget the time I stayed in Germany and the friends who helped me a lot there.“

Robert West

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry, Usiversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Founder and President 
Silatronix Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. – Dec. 1960, Sept. – Nov. 1971, Oct. – Nov. 1990, June 1992, June – July 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests
organosilicon chemistry, electrolytes, muon spin resonance
Awards/Honors (Selection)
WCU Distinguished Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul (2009), Main Group Chemistry Award (1989), Kippping Award, American Chemical Society (ACS, 1970), Alexander von Humboldt Award (1989)

„My visits were have been of tremendous valus, provising opportunities for me to meet and work with chemists throughout Germany.“

Piotr Paweł Wieczorek

Professor and Dean
Division of Analytical and Ecological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Opole University, Opole, Poland

Stays at TUM
July – Sept. 1995, Feb. – Mar. 1996, July 2004
Host
Prof. Dr. Walter Nitsch
Research Interests
Transport mechanisms of organic compounds through liquid membranes, separation and preconcentration of organic compounds, sample preparation of xenobiotics using supported liquid membranes (SLM) and solid phase extraction (SPE) prior to further analysis, determination of xenobiotics in environment and food samples, separation of enantiomers and determination of their optical purity, investigation of biological activity of allelochemicals, phosphoorganic compounds and other xenobiotics, isolation and structure determination of  natural products, biodegradation of xenobiotics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Polish Ministry of Education Scientific Awards (1983, 1989, and 2002), Polish Chemical Society Kemula’s Scientific Award (1998), Medal of National Educational Council (1995)

„Very efficient and good time, both from scientific and personal sides.“

Yusuf Yagci

Professor
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Letters, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Stays at TUM
Apr. – June 2001, Apr.- June 2003
Host
Prof. Dr. Oskar Nuyken
Research Interests 
Polymer synthesis, polymer modifications, functional polymers, photopolymerization, macromolecular architecture, advanced polymers
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Science Award, Turkish Scientific and Technological Council (Tubitak, 1994), International Award, The Society of Polymer Science (JSPS, 2008), Comstech International Chemistry Award, OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (2011). Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

„Although it was a short period, I consider my stay in TUM was a fortunate time of my academic life. Scientifically we had several important publications and one chapter in “Encyclopedia of  Polymer Science” in the field of synthetic polymer chemistry as a result of fruitful collaboration. Every Thursday afternoon we used play soccer with the members of the group. I still keep in my office the  soccer ball signed by all the group members. My wife and daughter enjoyed the beautiful city of Munich. We always put our hands into the mouth of the lion status with the hope of visiting Munich again. I thank Prof. Nuyken once more for facilitating such wonderful stay.“

Hisashi Yamamoto

Director
Molecular Catalyst Research Center, Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan
Professor Emeritus
The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Professor Emeritus
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Stays at TUM
Sept. 2007, June 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
Research Interests
Organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, lewis acid catalysis, Brønsted acid catalysis, catalytic asymmetric oxidation
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS, 2009), The Japan Academy Award (2007), Humboldt Research Award (2007), Tetrahedron Prize (2006)

Wei-Bing Zhang

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Electronic Sciences, Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUT), Changsha, China

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter
Research Interests
Density functional theory, surface morphology, strong electronic correlations
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2009), Boosteel educational outstanding student award

„At TUM, I lived the life that I wanted.“

 

 Xiangge Zhou

Professor of Chemistry
College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Stays at TUM
Mar. 2002 – July 2003
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn
Research Interests
Organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Chinese Education Ministry’s Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (2010), Sichuan Provincial Outstanding Youth Foundation (2008)

„I have precious memories of my stay at TUM. It was not only beneficial to my academic career, but also to my life back in my homeland.“

Jinglin Zuo

Director
State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Stays at TUM
July 2000 – Nov. 2001, July 2010, July 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn
Research Interests
Magnetic, conductive and multifunctional molecular materials relating to information storage, metal-metal bonding complexes and molecular wires, nitrogenase and the mechanism for the activation of nitrogen-molecule
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS, 2013), Cheung Kung Scholar of Ministry of Education, China (2009), Distinguished Young Scholar, Natural Science Foundation of China (2007), The Second Class National Natural Science Award, China (2004)

José Antonio Yuri

Professor and Director
Centro de Pomaceas, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1987 – Oct. 1990
Host
Prof. Dr. Walter Feucht
Research Interests
Fruit (apple) production, ecophysiology, fruit nutrition, fruit quality
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Award Federacion de Porductores de Fruta de Chile (2010)

„Ich kam im Jahr 2006 als Vizepräsident der Universität Talca an der TUM mit dem Präsidenten Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann zusammen.“

 

H. Güçlü Yavuzcan

Professor and Head
Department of Industrial Products Design, Faculty of Architecture, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Expert of the European Commission
European Commission LLP Programmes, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA),  Brussels, Belgium

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1998 – Mar. 2000
Host
Prof. Dr. Hermann Auernhammer
Research Interests
Industrial design, design of alternative energy systems, patent engineering, agricultural machinery
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Patent Award of Gazi University (2012), Intellectual Property Rights Research Award, Pfizer (2008), Leonardo da Vinci Compendium of 50 Successful Pilot Projects (Helsinki Awards, 2006), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1998)

„The research was about the development of a potential soil compaction index with respect to various efficient parameters in sugarbeet production. TUM has provided all the necessary facilities to conduct an effective research.  Consequently, the research activity there was very fruitful.“

Hisami Yamanaka-Okumura

Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan

Stays at TUM
Apr. – Aug. 2011, June – Aug. 2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Hans Hauner, Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel
Research Interests
Evidence based nutrition, liver cirrhosis, clinical nutrition, indirect calorimetry, late evening snack, mixed meal, japanese food, metabolomics, low energy density Diet, volumetrics, 500kcal lunch
Awards/Honors (Selection)
The Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics, encouraging prize (2012), Japanese Society of Nutritional Assessment, encouraging prize (2011) Japanese Society of Clinical Nutrition, encouraging prize (2010, 2008)

„I very much enjoyed my stay at TUM. There I learned and saw the front-line metabolomics, which was extremely useful for my future Research.“

Mahmoud Sharaf-Eldin

Associate Research Professor
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research Department, Pharmaceutical and Drug Industries Research Division, National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo, Egypt

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2000 – June 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Wilfried H. Schnitzler
Research Interests
Medicinal and aromatic plants, in vitro and in vivo, plant bioreactor, saffron, artichoke, cardoon, safflower, artemisia
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fullbright Fellowship (2005)

„Very enriching and unforgettable experience, still have a good contact with friends that I made during my stay at TUM.“

Murali Prasad

Associate Professor
Economics, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Kanpur, India

Stay at TUM
May – July 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Jutta Roosen, Prof. Dr. Klaus Salhofer
Research Interests
Interdisciplinary policy oriented comparative research, particularly water resources (zoning policy, e-flows, livelihoods), road crashes, doctor-patient relationships
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Staff Mobility Fellowship, Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW, three months in 2010 – 2011), Honorary DAAD Advisor for Outstanding Commitment and Leadership in promoting Indo-German Relations in Education (2006 – 2009), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Sandwich Model Fellowship (1995 – 1997)

Lalit Kumar Murdia

Professor and Head  of Department
Department of Dairy and Food Engineering, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, India

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1986 – June 1989
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Bauer
Research Interests
Food technology and engineering, dairy technology and engineering
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Gold Medal for 1st rank in University for Post Graduate Studies, Best teacher Award

 

Edwin Li

Assistant Professor
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Stay at TUM
2009 – 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Dieter Langosch
Research Interests
Membrane protein biophysics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2009)

„Enjoyed it a lot!  Great university, staff, students and city!“

Markus Heinrichs

Professor
Department of Geography and Earth & Environmental Science, Okanagan College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Stays at TUM
Sept. 2003 – Aug. 2004, July – Aug. 2005
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Arnulf Melzer, Dr. Uta Raeder
Research Interests
Paleolimnology, environmental change, sustainability
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2003)

„The Limnological Station of TUM provided excellent research facilities and the support received during my my stay was phenomenal. I was able to establish lasting professional connections with several scientists which will lead to collaborations well into the future.“

Ertan Ermis

Assistant Professor
Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey

Stay at TUM
Mar. – Nov. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Sommer
Research Interests
Food engineering, powder technology, food microbiology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
EU FP6 Marie Curie RTN Early Stage Researcher (2007 – 2012)

„As a part of my EU funded PhD project, I could conduct tests and develop ideas together with academic staff at TUM“

José Miguel Aguilera

Professor of Food Engineering
Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
President
National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Santiago, Chile

Stays at TUM
Dec. 1986 – July 1987, July – Sept. 2002, May – July 2003, July 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Kessler, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kulozik
Research Interests
Food engineering, food microstructure and its relation to health, wellbeing and gastronomy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Foreign Associate Member, US National Academy of Engineering (2010), Chilean National Prize for Applied Science and Technology (2008), Marcel Loncin Research Prize, Institute for Food Technologists (IFT, 2006), Humboldt Research Award (2002)

„I stayed at the Weihenstephan campus of TUM first as Humboldt fellow and then as Humboldt Prize winner. Both periods were decisive in establishing and deepening the thesis that we eat food structures that must be palatable, safe and healthy. Most parts of my book ‚Microstructural Principles of Food Processing ad Engineering‘, now with more than 500 citations, were written at TUM.“

 

Gabriel Adegoke

Professor of Food Biotechnology and Food Safety
Department of Food Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Stay at TUM
1982
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schleifer
Research Interests
Food safety, mycotoxins, natural food additives
Awards/Honors (Selection)
AIST/NEDO Scholarship, Government of Japan (2000), Japan Fellowship,United Nations University, Tokyo (1996),  AIST/MITI Scholarship, Government of Japan (1994)

„I found an extremely friendly atmosphere  and scientifically competent  people at TUM. I will remember the university forever in my life as it served as  the center-point for a solid foundation for my present research capabilities and academic progression.“

Kostantinos Serraos

Associate Professor for Urban Planning and Design
School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1989 – Jun. 1993
Host
Dr. Christian Schneider
Research Interests
Land use planning on the main road network, urban and emergency planning in seismic regions, impacts of big events on the territorial structure and on the spatial organization of metropolitan regions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First prize in the international competition for the architectural and urban design for the public center of the residential area Sykhiv in the city Lviv, Ukraine (2008), First acquisition in the Greek architectural ideas competition for the replanning of the “Toumba Area” in Thessaloniki, Greece (2000), „Prize L. Kaftantzoglou“ and „Thomaidio Award“, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (1991 and 1990).

„My stay in Munich gave me the opportunity, not only to gain comprehensive knowledge of high standards in the field of Town and Regional Planning, but also to meet important personalities, who greatly inspired my scientific life during the following years“

Oscar Antonio Quintana Samayoa

Professor
Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Stay at TUM
1983 – 1984
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Meitinger
Research Interests
Historic Preservation

Silvio Parucker

Professor, Architect and Urban Planner
Universidade Federal do Paranà, Curitiba, Paranà, Brazil

Stay at TUM
Apr. 2008 – Febr. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Gerhard Hausladen
Research Interests
Sustainable development, energy efficiency in architecture, strategic planning development in Latin America, sustainable communities, architectural design and construction technology

„The true value of an entity is to create opportunities to concretize our dreams and overcome our limitations. TUM does this and so incarnates true university value.“

Steffen Lehmann

Professor and Chair in Sustainable Design Architecture and Urban Design, and Director
sd+b Centre, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Visiting Professor
Tianjin University, Tianjin. China

Stay at TUM
Aug. – Dec. 2009
Host
Prof. Richard Horden
Research Interests
Sustainable cities, high-performance architecture, energy efficient buildings and cities in the Asia-Pacific, sustainable communities, architectural design and construction technology, low-carbon construction
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2013-2014), Chairholder, UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Urban Development (2008-2010, since Aug. 2010 ex-officio), Member of the Royal Institute of Australian Architects (2003)

„In 2009, I had the pleasure to be DAAD-Visiting Professor in Architecture at TUM. I have chosen TUM as my host since I was aware of the high calibre teaching and rigorous research conducted at this university. I am glad to maintain good and close contacts to such an excellent university.“

Joshua Hagen

Professor
Department of Geography, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Stay at TUM
Summer 2005
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Winfried Nerdinger
Research Interests
Borders and border theory, cultural politics of place names, geography education and online learning, globalization, sovereignty and territoriality historic preservation and places of memory, History of geography and geopolitics, nationalism and homelands
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fulbright Award, German Studies Seminar, Fulbright Scholar Program (2012), DAAD Faculty Research Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (2012), Humboldt German Chancellor’s Fellowship (2000-2001)

„I spent a very productive summer at TUM, mostly sifting through the library’s impressive collection of pre-1945 architectural journals. The faculty and staff were incredibly supportive. I hope I get a chance to return in the near future!“

Alexej Bulgakow

Prorector
Kursk State Technical University, Kursk, Russland
Professor and Chair
Construction mechatronic and robotic, Kursk State Technical University, Kursk, Russland

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2000 – Feb. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bock
Research Interests
Information and communication technology in construction engineering, energy efficiency and compatibility of the biosphere with urban regions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Award of Russian Federation in the area of Science and Engineering (2008, 2006)

Masami Shiba

Professor and Chairman
Subtropical Agro-Production Sciences Department
Deputy Director
Subtropical Field Science Center, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1987 – Aug. 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Loeffler
Research Interests
Sustainable forest management and applied technologies for tropical and subtropical forests in Asia; Forest and wood products certification systems; GIS and LiDAR application for forest watershed management and assessment
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Distinguished Office Holder Service Award of the International Union of Forest Research (IUFRO, 2010), Award for the Japan Forest Engineering Society (2010)

„Die Gelegenheit, an der TUM im Kreise von Fachgenossen zu studieren, war von größtem Nutzen. Ich denke oft an alle Freunde und Bekannte, mit denen ich während meines Aufenthaltes in München zusammen war. Ich denke an die schöne, liebenswerte Stadt München und seine Bewohner“

Sonoko Dorothea Bellingrath-Kimura
Associate Professor
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Graduate School of Agricolture
Stay at TUM
Oct. 2014 – Mar. 2015
Research Interests
Nutrient Cycling, Carbon cycle, Agroecosystem, Eco-Balance
Awards/ Honors (Selection)
Young Scientist Award, by the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (04/2009)

„I joined the institute daily activity from research to teaching“

Peter Wilderer

TUM Alumnus, ehem. Ordinarius für Wassergüte- und Abfallwirtschaft (bis 2004)

TUM Emeritus of Excellence, Kuratoriumsmitglied des TUM Institute for Advanced Study

Peter Wilderer engagiert sich schon seit vielen Jahren tatkräftig für die Unterstützung des Forschernachwuchses an der Technischen Universität München. Als Mitbegründer der European Water Partnership und Mitglied weiterer internationaler Wissenschaftsvereinigungen für nachhaltige Wasserwirtschaft, ist er auch außerhalb der TUM noch aktiv in der Wissenschaft tätig.

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TUM Alumna Medizin 1989

Chefärztin der Abteilung für Gynäkologie & Geburtshilfe in Ebersberg, Honorarprofessorin und Vorsitzende des Alumni Clubs Medizin.

Mit dem Alumni Club Medizin organisiert Cornelia Höß Abschlussfeiern für Medizin Absolventen der TUM. Sie findet es sehr wichtig den Moment, in dem die Studierenden zu Ärzten werden, gebührend zu feiern. Gerne sieht Sie die Alumni Gemeinschaft der TUM-Mediziner weiter wachsen. An der Kreisklinik Ebersberg etablierte Sie ein Betreuungskonzept für Krebspatientinnen und ihr familiäres Umfeld.

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Christian Kohlpaintner

TUM Alumnus, Promotion in Chemie 1992

Seit 2009 Vorstandsmitglied der Clariant AG, Vorsitzender Stiftungsrat TUM Universitätsstiftung

Christian Kohlpaintners Weg führte nach der Promotion zunächst einmal in die Forschung der Hoechst AG. Der Einstieg ins Management folgte in derselben Firma und das heutige Vorstandsmitglied der Clariant AG kann auf viele Jahre erfolgreicher Unternehmensführung in verschiedenen Firmen zurückblicken. Seit 2010 bereichert er als Vorsitzender Stiftungsrat der Universitätsstiftung die TUM mit seinem unternehmerischen Wissen.

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Manfred Stefener

TUM Alumnus, Promotion 2000

Seit 2006 Geschäftsführer elcomax GmbH, seit 2010 Geschäftsführer Elcore GmbH, Kuratoriumsmitglied der TUM

Manfred Stefener wurde im Juni 2012 vom Europäischen Patentamt mit dem European Inventor Award für die Erfindung der ersten tragbaren Brennstoffzelle ausgezeichnet. Weiterhin gründete er drei Unternehmen (SFC Energy AG, elcomax GmbH und Elcore GmbH), meldete ein Dutzend Patente an und bereichert nun mit seiner unternehmerischen Erfahrung seit 2012 als Kuratoriumsmitglied die TUM.

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Hanns Weidinger

TUM Alumnus Elektrotechnik (TH München, Beginn 1957)

Ehem. Geschäftsführer der Weidinger GmbH, Gründungsstifter TUM Universitätsstiftung

Hans Weidinger stieg als junger Elektroingenieur in das Unternehmen seines Vaters ein, welches er als Geschäftsführer später zur Weidinger GmbH umwandelte. Er gründete 2009 zum Andenken an seine verstorbene Frau die Musikstiftung Barbara Weidinger und richtete 2010 den „Hanns W. Weidinger-Fonds“ ein, um das Vermögen des Ehepaares sinnvoll zu investieren.

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Roland Lacher

TUM Alumnus Maschinenbau (TH München) 1968

Gründer SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Gründungsstifter TUM Universitätsstiftung

Als langjähriger Geschäftsführer und Gründer namhafter Gesellschaften war die unternehmerische Tätigkeit für Roland Lacher eine Leidenschaft. Um diese Leidenschaft an Nachwuchswissenschaftler weiterzugeben, stiftet er den „Roland-und-Uta-Lacher-Fonds“ innerhalb der TUM Universitätsstiftung.

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Christian Werthmann

TUM Alumnus Landschaftsarchitektur (FH Weihenstephan) 1992

Professor am Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur Leibniz Universität Hannover seit 2012

Der Diplom-Landschaftsarchitekt arbeitete zunächst als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Landschaftsarchitektur bevor er 1997 in die USA ging und dort schließlich an der Harvard Graduate School of Design Programmdirektor der Landschaftsarchitektur wurde. Neben einem Projekt in Haiti war er von 2010-2013 dann nochmals als Hans Fischer Senior Fellow am TUM-IAS tätig, wo er das Netzwerk der TUM mit seiner Forschung ergänzte.

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Gertrude Krombholz

TUM Alumna Sportwissenschaften 1981

Ehemalige Leiterin der Abteilung Sportlehrerausbildung am Sportzentrum der TUM

Schon mit 30 Jahren war Gertrude Krombholz Ausbildungsleiterin der Lehramtsstudenten der bayerischen Sportakademie (später Teil der TU). Ihre Leidenschaft für Sport und ihr enthusiastischer Umgang mit Ihren Schülern öffnete viele Türen für Sie. Besonders am Herzen lag ihr die Arbeit mit körperlich Benachteiligten. So entwickelte Sie den Bereich des Rollstuhltanzsports maßgeblich weiter und schaffte es so auch Behinderte zu integrieren.

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