21 November 2016 – The members, represented by Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund, Professor Merith Niehuss, Professor Mirko Hornung and a representative from TUM, have determined new appointments for the boards of Munich Aerospace. The personnel changes were announced during the 6th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Munich Aerospace at the Airbus Conference Zone in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen. More than 60 science, industry and political representatives were given information on the activities of Munich Aerospace on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus. Nine scholarship recipients completed the Munich Aerospace Scholarship Programme and received an official farewell. Professor Klaus Drechsler and Professor Hans Kappler moderated the event.[ more... ]
From left to right: MR Dietmar Schneyer, Professor Martin Leitner, Wolfgang Mohr, Dr Fritz Merkle, Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund, Professor Merith Niehuss, Professor Mirko Hornung, Hans Steininger, Professor Klaus Drechsler, Dr Thomas Reiter
Boards make personnel changes
Professor Manfred Hajek (TUM) quits his role as Chairman of the Executive Board of Munich Aerospace. From now on, Professor Klaus Drechsler (TUM), also a longtime member of the Executive Board, will assume this function. Professor Horst Baier (TUM) becomes new member of the Executive Board.
The Scientific Advisory Board will be expanded by five members:
On the Extended Steering Committee, Professor Martin Leitner supersedes Professor Michael Kortstock, former President of the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Leitner also takes his place on the Board of Trustees of Munich Aerospace. All those present paid tribute to the late Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Horst Rauck, who passed away unexpectedly this past summer. Hans J. Steininger, Chairman of the Executive Board of MT Aerospace, assumes the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Dr Frank Anton (Siemens) and Professor Hans Sünkel (Graz University of Technology) are new board members.
Overview of Munich Aerospace Events
In 2016 Munich Aerospace was present at fairs like the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, ILA Berlin Air Show and AIRTEC. Further, the association organised a three-day Summer School with 100 participants as well as two partner events. The Bauhaus Luftfahrt Partner Event included laboratory tours on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus at the algae cultivation centre and the PowerLab. Visits to the Robotics and Mechatronics Center, the TechLab, the hangar, to the Galileo Control Center and the German Space Operations Center were part of the DLR Partner Event at the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofen.
In July Munich Aerospace presented an international project at the 8th Regional Leaders’ Summit in the Munich Residenz. The attending scientific representatives from Georgia, Quebec, Sao Paulo, Shandong, Upper Austria and Western Cape are encouraged to start a joint online course programme.
Report from the Ludwig Bölkow Campus
The new brochure with information on the fields of research, entrepreneurship and teaching activities on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus was approvingly received by the board members. The brochure is available for download here (PDF). Professor Klaus Drechsler talked about the laying of the foundation stone for the E-Aircraft System House on April 6 and the establishment of the UniBw Aeronautical Engineering study programme with six new academic chairs and 25 employees. Since 2012 an overall number of twelve companies or start-ups, respectively, have located on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus.
Private-sector companies supporting young talent
Munich Aerospace Scholarships make it possible for industrial companies to sponsor targeted young engineers. Scholarship recipients work on practice-oriented PhD projects in a predictable period of time, while companies can recruit promising young employees. Munich Aerospace handles administrative tasks and allows the scholarship recipients to be part of a research network.
Farewell ceremony for nine scholarship recipients
In a festive ceremony, Professor Klaus Drechsler, Member of the Executive Board, Professor Hans Kappler, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Hans J. Steininger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, bid farewell to nine former scholarship recipients, who completed the Munich Aerospace PhD Scholarship Programme. They received certificates and confirmations of participation in the Munich Aerospace Graduate School. The alumni include:
The nine alumni of the Munich Aerospace Scholarship Programme with Munich Aerospace Executive Professor Klaus Drechsler and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Hans Steininger