Honours

In recognition of outstanding services in the fields of Engineering or Technology, the Faculty of Engineering awards honorary doctorates in Engineering (with the title Dr.-Ing.E.h.) with the corresponding privileges.

1976

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Karl Küpfmüller

1984

  • Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Bernhard Plettner

1986

  • Dr. phil. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Juri Pawlowski
  • Prof. Dr. tech. Dr. tech. h.c. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Heinz Zemanek

1990

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Hilger

1991

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans-Jürgen Engell

1992

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans Kurt Tönshoff

1994

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Bernhard Ilschner

1997

  • Prof. Dr. D. Brian Spalding
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Nikolaus Fiebiger

1998

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Walter Michaeli

1999

  • Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Diehl

2000

  • Dipl.-Ing. Adolf Hüttl
  • Prof. Dr. John Mc Carthy

2002

  • Prof. Dr. Erich Reinhardt
  • Prof. Dr. Mogens Myrup Andreasen

2003

  • Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Wolfgang Johannes Max Keydel
  • Ph. D. Dr. h.c. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Acad. Sci Wolfgang-Martin Boerner

2004

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Wucherer
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Wegner

2005

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Neumann
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Plöcker

2006

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hagenauer

2007

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Konstantin D. Bouzakis

2008

  • Prof. em. Dr. Christoph Zenger

2012

  • Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Anthony Clem Hearn
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Erman Tekkaya

The Helmut Volz Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Faculty of Engineering at FAU; it is given to those whose activities have particularly promoted the interests of the faculty. The medal is named for Prof. Dr. Helmut Volz (1911–1978), the founding dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and since 1979 it has been awarded to persons who have provided outstanding support to the faculty. Helmut Volz was a physicist whose ambition was to form a bond between the engineering disciplines and the traditional natural science disciplines.

1979

  • Consul Senator Walter BraunPresident of IHK Nürnberg

1980

  • Dr.-Ing. E.h. Helmut WilhelmsChairman of the Supervisory Board of the Power Plant Union, who died before the award could be presented; the medal was awarded posthumously to his widow

1981

  • Senator e. h. Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Georg WaeberFormer Director of Brown, Boveri & Cie AG

1982

  • M. A. Donald B. WelbournDirector in Industrial Cooperation, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

1985

  • Dr. sc. techn. h.c. Dietrich ErnstExecutive Director of Siemens AG
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ernst GollingFormer Head of Education at Siemens AG and Chairman of the Friends of the Faculty of Engineering

1991

  • Assistant State Secretary i. R. Hans BrandFormer Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts

1992

  • Dr. med. h.c. Kurt KöhlerFormer Chancellor of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Prof. em. Dr. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Nikolaus FiebigerFormer President of the University of Erlangen – Nürnberg

1994

  • Dr. rer. pol. August DrechslerPresident of IHK Nürnberg

1997

  • Dr. jur. Gerhard JoossMember of the Board at Thyssen Krupp AG

1998

  • Prof. h.c. Dr. phil. Manfred GrossSiemens AG and Executive Chairman of the Friends of the Faculty of Engineering

1999

  • Albert GeyerAlbert Geyer, an entrepreneur and Vice-President of IHK, sadly died before receiving his award. The medal was awarded posthumously to his widow.

2000

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich RöslerFormer head of the Materials Development Division at Siemens-Schuckert-Werke in Erlangen and Honorary Professor of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

2003

  • Dr. Peter KalischDirector of Central Technology at Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG

2005

  • Prof. Dr. Dieter SeitzerPresident of the Bavarian Research Foundation in Munich and former Professor of Technical Electronics

2006

  • Dr. Siegfried BalleisFormer mayor of the city of Erlangen

2007

  • Klaus JasperFormer Assistant State Secretary

2008

  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Manfred HessenbergerFormer Head of the Centre for Strategic Logistics Projects at Mercedes-Benz AG and Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

2011

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Erich R. ReinhardtChairman of the Board of Medical Valley EMN e.V.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Erich TenckhoffFormer Chairman of the Friends of the Faculty of Engineering