Peter Neumann - Curriculum vitae#


1939 born in Ratibor, Upper Silesia
Since 1969 married to Dr. med. Heide Neumann, born Commichau, two daughters

Professional career
  • 1958 - 1963 study of physics at the university of Göttingen.
  • 1958 - 1966 member of the „Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“
  • 1966 - 1970 assistant professor at the Institute for Metal Physics, Göttingen
  • 1967 Dr.rer.nat. after completing the thesis "Initiation and Propagation of Cracks During Cyclic Deformation" under the guidance of Prof. Peter Haasen
  • 1970 - 1972 visiting Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, working with Dr. Kocks
  • 1972 - 1978 group-leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf (MPIE)
  • 1974 lecturer for metal physics at the university of Göttingen
  • 1978 - 2004 Scientific Member and head of the department „Physical Metallurgy“ of the MPIE.
  • 1979 - 1984 associate professor at the university of Göttingen
  • 1980 - 2004 director at the MPIE
  • 1984 - 2004 associate professor at the university of Düsseldorf
  • 1987 offer of a full professorship at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen. Not accepted
  • 1987 - 1990 deputy director of the MPIE
  • 1990 - 2001 chief executive of the MPIE
  • 2001 - 2002 chairman of the board of directors of the MPIE
  • 2002 - 2004 vice chairman of the board of directors of the MPIE
  • 2004 retirement

Memberships
  • German Society of Materials Science (DGM)
  • German Iron and Steel Institute (VDEh)

Awards, Boards
  • 1969 Masing Memorial Award of the German Society of Materials Science
  • 1988 - 1993 member of the board of directors of the German Society of Materials Science (DGM)
  • 1989 - 2002 member of the board of directors of the German Iron and Steel Institute (VDEh)
  • 1990 - 1997 member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the GKSS, Geesthacht
  • 1990 - 2004 member of the research committee of the Steel Institute VDEh
  • 1992 - 1998 chairman of the review committee of the main research program "Deformation and Fracture of Ordered Solid Solutions" of the German science foundation (DFG)
  • 1992 - 2006 member of the editorial board of the Zeitschrift für Metallkunde
  • 1993 - 1994 chairman of the review committee "Materials research II - metals", of the Ministry of Science and Education
  • 1994 - 2001 member of the project committee "Behavior of Components" of the “Society of Plant and Reactor Safety”
  • Since 1995 member of the Academy of Science of North-Rhine-Westfalia
  • Since 1995 member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1998 - 2004 member of the Advisory Board of the journal „ISIJ International“
  • 1999 - 2006 member of the Board of Governors of Acta Metallurgica, Inc.
  • 2001 Heyn-Denkmünze of the German Society of Materials Science
  • 2001 - 2004 chairman of the project committee "Behavior of Components" of the “Society of Plant and Reactor Safety”.
  • Since 2002 member of acatech.
  • 2005 Honorary Doctorate of the Erlangen-Nürnberg-University
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