Matthias Kleiner#

Matthias Kleiner
Membership Number:2415
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • July 2014 President of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft)
  • 2007 - 2012 President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 2000 - 2002 Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Dortmund - (followed by a term as vice dean until 2005)
  • Since 1998 Full Professor, Chair of Forming Technology, Technical University of Dortmund
  • 1997 - 2000 Chairman of the Scientific Working Group on Forming Technology (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Umformtechnik (AGU))
  • 1995 - 1996 Vice Rector for Planning and Finance at BTU Cottbus’ founding president’s office
  • 1994 - 1998 Full Professor (C4), Chair of Design and Manufacturing at the newly founded Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus (BTU Cottbus)
  • 1991 Habilitation in the field "Forming Technology", Thesis: "Prozesssimulation in der Umformtechnik" (“Simulation of Forming Processes”)
  • 1987 - 1994 Senior Researcher, University of Dortmund
  • 1987 Doktor-Ingenieur degree, thesis: "Mehrprozessor-Steuerungen in der Umformtechnik" („Application of Multiprocessor-Controls in Forming Technology“)
  • 1982 - 1987 Research Assistant to Prof. E. v. Finckenstein, Chair of Forming Technology, University of Dortmund

Fields of Scholarship
  • Production engineering

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 Research Prize of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1997 Receipt of the DFG’s Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
  • 2010 Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1998 Election as Ordinary Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (formerly Prussian Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

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