President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Corporate Policy and Research Management

Reimund Neugebauer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E. h. Dr.-Ing. E. h. mult. Dr. h.c. mult.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E. h. Dr.-Ing. E. h. mult. Dr. h.c. mult. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.

Academic/Professional Career

  • 2012 President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., Munich
  • 2010–2011 President of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP), a consortium of 60 German university institutes
  • 2010 Initiator and Spokesman of the Fraunhofer Alliance AutoMOBILE Production
  • 2003–2006 Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 2000 Founding President and Curator, »Industrieverein Sachsen 1928 e.V.«, an association of approximately 120 companies (representing EUR 20 billion in sales; 30,000 employees);  Founder and Managing Director of the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Processes IWP, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 1998 Initiator and Dean of Studies in Microengineering and Mechatronics Program
  • 1995 Chair of Department for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology, while serving as Director of the Fraunhofer IWU at the same time
  • 1994 Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU
  • 1991 Award of the academic degree of Doktor-Ingenieur habilitatus; Commissioned by the Fraunhofer Executive Board to establish the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU
  • 1990 Executive Director, Institute of Machine Tools, Dresden University of Technology
  • 1989 University Lecturer, machine tools and tool design, Dresden University of Technology
  • 1989 Doctorate Technical Sciences (Dr. sc. techn.), Dresden University of Technology
  • 1985 Industry employment in design and development
  • 1984 Doctorate Engineering (Dr.-Ing.), Dresden University of Technology
  • 1975 Diploma studies Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.), Dresden, University of Technology, Concentration: Machine tool design
     

Research focus

Resource efficient production


Awards/honors

  • 2016 Honorary doctorate awarded by the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 2015 Honorary doctorate awarded by the Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  • 2015 Honorary doctorate awarded by the University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • 2014 Erich Siebel Medal, bestowed by the European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working
  • 2014 Honorary doctorate awarded by the Czech Technical University in Prague
  • 2013 Honorary doctorate awarded by the Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • 2012 Sächsischer Verdienstorden
  • 2012 Order of Merit (Verdienstorden) of the German State of Saxony
  • 2012 Honorary doctorate awarded by the University of Technology, Munich
  • 2011 Medal of honor presented by Chemnitz Technology
  • 2007 Honorary doctorate awarded by the Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2005 Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
  • 2003 Professor Hýbl Medal bestowed by the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2003 Honorary doctorate awarded by the Moscow State Technological University STANKIN, Russia
  • 2001 Honorary professorship at Gorbachev Kuzbass University, Kemerovo, Russia
  • 2000 »Education and Innovation« award bestowed by the »Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft für Automatisierung und Mikroeletronik e.V.« (DFAM)