Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Franz Mayinger

Technische Universität München

Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik

Boltzmannstr. 15

85748 Garching b. München

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CV

  • Born on:
    • 2nd September 1931 in Augsburg
  • Education:
    • Humanistisches Gymnasium St Stephan, Augsburg,
    • Abitur (German university entrance qualification) 1951
  • Studies:
    • 1951-1955   Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Munich
    • 1961  received doctorate in thermodynamics
  • Career :
    • 1956-1962  Assistant lecturer at the Institute of Thermodynamics of the Technical University Munich
    • 1962-1969  Senior Engineer and director of the MAN research department for nuclear power and process engineering in Nuremberg
    • 1969-1981  full professor and director of the Institute of Process Engineering at the University of Hanover
    • 1981-1999  full professor and holder of the chair at the Institute of Thermodynamics of the Technical University Munich
    • 1995-1999  Founding dean of the Faculty for Applied Sciences at the University of Bayreuth
    • 1999 onwards  Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Bayreuth
    • 1998-2002  Director of the Bavarian EliteAkademie
    • 1999 onwards  professor emeritus
  • Tenure at scientific institutions:
    • 1969  offered and accepted the position at the University of Hanover
    • 1973  offered but declined the position at the University of Stuttgart
    • 1973  offered but declined the position at the nuclear research centre in Karlsruhe
    • 1977  offered but declined the position at the University of Stuttgart
    • 1981  but accepted the offer made by the Technical University Munich
  • Offers from industry:
    • 1969  declined the directorship of research and development department at Steinmüller in Gummersbach
    • 1981  declined membership of the board of managers at Preußen Elektra in Hanover
  • Activities in non-university committees (excerpt):
    • Member of the reactor safety commission of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, later transferred to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, from 1971-1992.
    • Chairman of the reactor safety commission 1983, 1984 and 1990.
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer from1987 to 1994, chair from 1990 to 1992
    • Member of the Board of Management of Noell from1980 to 1995. Noell is a part of the Preussag Group.  Deputy chairman of the board from 1988 to 1993
    • Member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 1979 to 1984
    • Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) from 1991 to 1996.
    • Chairman of the Disruptive Incident Commission of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety from 1992 to 1995
    • Member of the  scientific advisory council of the Bavarian state government from 1993 to 1999
  • Membership of scientific scholarly societies:
    • Braunschweig Scientific Society, ordinary member 1976-1981, corresponding member since 1982.
    • Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Mathematical and Natural Sciences Class since 1989. Convention of the Technical Sciences of the Union of German Academies of Sciences since 2002.
    • European Academy of Sciences and Art, since 1998.
  • Scientific publications:
    • 7 books
    • roughly 350 papers on thermodynamics, heat transfer, two-phase flow, power engineering, optical measuring techniques and reactor safety (cf. list of  publications)
  • Medals:
    • awarded Oder of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1st Class
    • awarded Oder of Merit of the Free State of Bavaria
    • awarded the Maximilian Order for Arts and Sciences
  • Academic honours:
    • Max Jakob Memorial Award of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institution of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 1991
    • Honoury doctorate (Dr.-Ing. E.h.) from the University of Hanover, 1994
    • medal “Bene Meritis” of the Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts, 1996
    • Bavarian Environment medal 1998
    • Solvay Prize 2000
  • Died on:
    • 24th June 2021