Prof Dr. Rödel is member of the DGM since 1992. Additionally, Prof. Rödel takes part in the German research community specially in the science administration. Among other things, he worked in the following positions: Coordinator of the "Gradientwerkstoffe" program from 1995 to 2001, Coordinator of the sino-german - program on smart materials from 2001 to 2003, director of the Center of Excellence on“Electrical Fatigue in Functional Matierals” since 2003, and spokesman for the review board in materials science (DFG), as well as. Currently Prof. Rödel is an active member in the acatech network (acatech - the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING -) representing the German materials scientific and engineering communities in 2009, Rödel was honored by the DFG with the Gottfried-Wilhelm Leibniz price.
For the MSE 2018 he is part of the Scientific Committee.