Navigation

Helmut Volz Medal of the Faculty of Engineering

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.

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

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

2007

  • Klaus JasperFormer Assistant State Secretary

2006

  • Dr. Siegfried BalleisFormer mayor of the city of Erlangen

2005

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

2003

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

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

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.

1998

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

1997

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

1994

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

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

1991

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

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

1982

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

1981

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

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

1979

  • Consul Senator Walter BraunPresident of IHK Nürnberg