As of 1 January 2015 the German Society of Materials Science (DGM) has a new Chairman: Dr. Jörg Eßlinger will take the lead for the next two years. The Head of Materials Engineering at MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, was elected at the DGM General Assembly in September.
“I am looking forward to this new responsibility”, comments the recently designated DGM-Chairman. “The DGM is one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Germany. In terms of Materials Science and Engineering, it is the most important materials and cross-industry platform in the heart of science and industry represented by 192 corporate and institutional memberships. The society furthermore holds the management of the National Association of Materials Science and Engineering (BVMatWerk) to which 40 scientific societies belong. Through its well established office, it also organizes congresses with more than 2,000 participants”, explains the MTU-Materials Engineering expert Eßlinger.
For his term Eßlinger has ambitious plans: "The field of Materials Science and Engineering is very diverse in Germany. There are many actors with varied backgrounds and goals. During the next two years – as one can only be elected for such a time period- I want, among other things, to create useful structures in which these actors can work together effectively and profitably and provide a unified image with the right priorities. Only by doing this we can make as many scientific findings as possible applicable for the industry. Given the current booming demand for new materials these actions are essential”. In addition, another topic Eßlinger regards as very important: "I want to pay specific attention to young researchers and promote students of our scientific discipline.”
Dr. Jörg Eßlinger studied physics at the Technical University of Munich and at the University of Stuttgart. He obtained his PhD at the Stuttgart Max Planck Institute for Metals Research / Department of Physics. He started his career at MTU Munich in 1990. He worked in structural mechanics and later in the materials sector. Today, he is head of materials engineering and the material and component testing field. Under his aegis, MTU participates in research projects of federal states, the federal government and the EU in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. Moreover, Eßlinger holds lectures at TU Munich. He is a board member of the DGM and the VDI Society Materials Engineering and supports the Materials Science Forum of the BDLI and the initiative “Bayern Innovativ“.
About MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer and has been an established global player in the industry for 80 years. The company engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines in all thrust and power categories and stationary gas turbines. MTU is leading in the technical fields of low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames, processes and repair capabilities. One core competency of MTU is the maintenance of commercial aircraft engines and of industrial gas turbines. These activities are consolidated in the MTU Maintenance, one of the world's largest provider of these services for commercial aircraft engines. MTU maintains locations worldwide; the headquarter is in Munich, Germany. In the fiscal year 2013 its 8.700 employees generated revenues amounting to 3,7 billion Euro.