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)

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”

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.”