DGM Young Talent Committee

DGM Young Talent Committee

The primary aim of the DGM Young Talent Committee is to obtain an optimal framework for the MatWerk trainees within the DGM network and to contribute to ensuring, through suitable measures, that the trainees have the best possible interdisciplinary network available to them. In addition, the Young Talent Committee represents the young DGM members to the Executive Board and other committees, through its spokesperson. 


DGM Young Talent Committee
Steering CommitteeMembers: 11


A 1

Uwe Arlic
Clausthal University of Technology
Committee Member - Vice-federal spokesman of all Young-DGM local groups
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019

G 1

Dr. Christian Greiner
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Committee Member - Science
06.04.2018 - 05.04.2020

H 3

Dr.-Ing. Christian Haase
RWTH Aachen University
Committee Member - Science
06.04.2018 - 05.04.2020
Dr. Carina Hambrock
voestalpine Stahl GmbH
Committee Member - Industry
26.03.2018 - 05.04.2020
Marion Höfling
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Committee Member - Federal spokeswoman of all Young-DGM local groups
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019

K 1

Dr. Alexander Kauffmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Committee Member - Science
06.04.2018 - 05.04.2020

L 1

Committee Member - Delegate of Price Kuratorium II & Technical Committees
06.04.2018 - 05.04.2020

N 1

Committee Member - Spokesman of the DGM Young Talent Committee
27.03.2018 - 05.04.2020

S 3

Carsten Schütz
Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH
Committee Member - Industry
06.04.2018 - 05.04.2020
Benjamin Josef Schäfer
Robert Bosch GmbH
Committee Member - Industry
06.04.2018 - 05.04.2020
Dr.-Ing. Flavio Soldera
Saarland University
Committee Member - Delegate of DGM-Regionalforum Saar
06.04.2018 - 05.04.2020

Rules of Procedure

1.1 Duties and Aims

The primary aim of the DGM Young Talent Committee is to obtain an optimal framework for the MatWerk trainees within the DGM network and to contribute to ensuring, through suitable measures, that the trainees have the best possible interdisciplinary network available to them. In addition, the Young Talent Committee represents the young DGM members to the Executive Board and other committees, through its spokesperson. The work of the Young Talent Committee assists the continual adaptation of the DGM's activities and its opportunities for trainees in the fields of materials science and engineering technology and their application. Key duties are:

  • Advising the Executive Board on basic questions regarding training and young professionals and preparation of decisions.
  • Initiation and support of activities which promote and network young professionals from science and industry in the fields of materials science and engineering technology.
  • Preparation and implementation of special events, conferences, further education, academies, trainee career workshops, exhibitions etc. for the young professionals, in cooperation with the DGM committees (e.g. Expert Committees) but also with other associations and the industry as a whole.
  • Provision of a network of contact persons for young members of the DGM regarding issues of career planning, professional orientation and for networking with like-minded individuals or rather the whole community.

1.2 Financial support of Young DGM Regional Groups

  • Applications for financial support will be sent in writing to the Young Talent Committee via the spokesperson of the Young DGM Regional Group.
  • The Young Talent Committee examines the eligibility of the application and in the case of approval, recommends this via the main office to the Executive Board.
  • The DGM Executive Board compares all applications for financial support and decides on their financing within the framework of its budget.

1.3 Composition

The Young Talent Committee comprises:

at least 5, maximum 20 DGM members.

The members of the Young Talent Committee should represent all relevant groups of young professionals from science and industry. In addition to students, doctoral students and postdocs, entrants and trainees from the industry should be represented. If possible, the participants should be of full legal age.

The majority of the members of the Young Talent Committee should be under 36 years of age. Care should be taken to ensure a balanced representation of gender. The DGM chairpersons and the Executive Director are permanent guests of the Young Talent Committee. The Young Talent Committee can invite or rather allow other guests to attend its meetings.

1.4 Membership

Each Young DGM Regional Group sends a representative as a member of the Young Talent Committee, as a rule, this is the spokesperson of the Young DGM Regional Group. The nomination of the members is done by the Executive Board, based on the recommendation of the committee. The members will be informed in writing. The nomination of the members follows in a personal capacity. Representation is only possible, in the interests of the continuity of the work,  with the agreement of the spokesperson of the Young Talent Committee. The membership has time limitations. The length of time is two years and can be extended once, by a further two years. Reappointment after a two year break is possible. Only in exceptional cases and only for special reasons should successors be chosen from the same working group as a resigned member. Membership of new Young Talent Committee members is a permanent item on the agenda.

1.5 Spokesperson and deputy spokesperson of the Young Talent Committee

The members of the Young Talent Committee elect a spokesperson and a deputy spokesperson from their circle for two years, who must be approved of by the Executive Board. Either the spokesperson or the deputy spokesperson of the Young Talent Committee must be a spokesperson of a Young DGM Regional Group. A one-time re-election os possible.The spokesperson and deputy spokesperson remain as assessors on the Executive Board for the duration of their time as committee manager and will be elected by the General Meeting. Should the position of committee manager end before the regular term of office is over, the deputy spokesperson will be promoted to the Executive Board in their place. The successor will also stand for election at the next General Meeting. The spokesperson sends invitations to and heads an annual seminar. The seminar takes place within the framework of the DGM Day. 

1.6 Number of Meetings

Each year at least one meeting is to be held as a seminar within the framework of the DGM Day. The spokesperson invites all the committee members to the committee meeting and directs the meeting.

1.7 Minutes of the Meeting

At the start of each meeting, the keeping of the minutes will be decided upon. The minutes of the meeting will be distributed from the main office to all members of the Young Talent Committee. The manager or the main office must be notified of any objections. These will be discussed at the following meeting and if appropriate, will be noted in the new minutes of the meeting.

1.8 Working Groups

The Young Talent Committee can set up and dissolve temporary working groups, for the development and implementation of measures.