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Prof. Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Wrong Prof. Johann-Dietrich Wörner?

Vice President

Helmholtz Association
 
Background

Employment History

  • Head
    DLR
  • President
    Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Representative of the Technical Sciences Section
    German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Head
    Testing and Research Institute

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • honorary doctorates
    State University New York
  • civil engineering
    Darmstadt Technological University
  • civil engineering
    Berlin Institute of Technology
  • honorary doctorates
    State University of New York
160 Total References
Web References
SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHY Knowledge Cafe 2 | ASD ANNUAL CONVENTION & TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2014
asd2014.org, 9 Oct 2014 [cached]
Johann-Dietrich Wörner
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Johann-Dietrich Wörner was born in Kassel in 1954. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 1 March 2007. He studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, from where he graduated in 1985. Until 1990 Wörner worked for the consulting civil engineers König und Heunisch. In 1990 he returned to Darmstadt University, where he was appointed to a professorship in Civil Engineering and took over as Head of the Testing and Research Institute. Before being elected President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1995, he held the position of Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty. Wörner has been honoured with a series of prizes and awards such as the Prize of the Organisation of Friends of the Technische Universität Darmstadt for 'outstanding scientific performance'. He was also appointed to the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and is a representative of the Technical Sciences Section of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Wörner has received honorary doctorates from the State University New York (USA), the technical universities of Bucharest (Romania) and Mongolia, the Saint Petersburg University for Economics and Finance (Russia), and École Centrale Lyon (France). He has been honoured by the German state of Hesse and the French government. Wörner is Vice President of the Helmholtz Association; he is also a member of various national and international supervisory bodies, advisory councils and committees. He was a member of the board of École Centrale Paris and École Centrale Lyon, the Convention for Technical Sciences (acatech) and the supervisory board of Röhm GmbH, to name just a few. Furthermore, he was appointed to the energy expert group of the German Government. He continues to be a member of the advisory boards of several universities such as the Technische Universität Berlin and the IST Lisboa.
International Space News
www.spacepolicyonline.com, 5 Jan 2015 [cached]
Johann-Dietrich Wörner, currently the head of Germany's space agency DLR, will become the new Director General (DG) of ESA next summer, succeeding Jean-Jacques Dordain.
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A civil engineer, Wörner (whose name is often transliterated into English as Woerner), has led DLR since March 2007 as Chairman of its Executive Board. Before joining DLR, he was President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he previosuly was Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty. Prior positions included work for the civil engineering consultants König and Heunisch and, while a student, two years in Japan investigating earthquake safety.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board, DLR Photo Credit: DLR website
Dordain will remain at the helm until June 30, 2015 and Wörner will begin his new duties as DG on July 1.
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Wörner will be taking over an agency with stable funding of about 3 billion Euros a year, but as with most space agencies, aspirations often exceed available resources and he will have his work cut out for him navigating the ESA-EU relationship and convincing member states to fund ESA's many mandatory and optional programs.
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At the December 2 meeting, Dordain was able to announce funding commitments only through 2017. (NASA is hoping ESA and its other ISS partners (Russia, Japan and Canada) will agree to support ISS through 2024, but that topic was not on the council's agenda at this meeting.) Launch vehicles and ISS are part of ESA's optional programs where member countries can choose to participate or not and Wörner will need to continue convincing participating members that they are getting sufficient return on their investment in ISS. Germany is viewed as the strongest supporter of ISS within ESA.
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Wörner is well known in Washington space policy circles not only for his effective representation of Germany's space interests, but charmingly quirky sense of humor and entertaining stories.
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium | 22-27 July 2012 | Munich, Germany
www.igarss2012.org, 27 July 2012 [cached]
Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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Johann-Dietrich Wörner is since 2007 Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). In 1982, as part of his studies at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, he spent two years in Japan, investigating earthquake safety. Before being elected President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1995, he was heading the Testing and Research Institute and held the position of Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty.
Wörner has been honored with a series of prizes and awards including honorary doctorates from the State University New York (USA), the technical universities of Bucharest (Romania) and Mongolia, the Saint Petersburg University for Economics and Finance (Russia), and École Centrale Lyon (France). He has also been appointed to the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and is a representative of the Technical Sciences Section of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Wörner is Vice President of the Helmholtz Association; he is also a member of various national and international supervisory bodies, advisory councils and committees. He was a member of the board of École Centrale Paris and École Centrale Lyon, the Convention for Technical Sciences (acatech) and the supervisory board of Röhm GmbH, to name just a few. Furthermore, he was appointed to the energy expert group of the German Government. He continues to be a member of the advisory boards of several universities such as the Technische Universität Berlin and the IST Lisboa.
Johann-Dietrich ...
www.spacegen.org, 7 Sept 2011 [cached]
Johann-Dietrich Wörner
Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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Johann-Dietrich Wörner Johann-Dietrich Wörner was born in Kassel in 1954. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 1 March 2007.
He studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, from where he graduated in 1985. In 1982, as part of his studies, he spent two years in Japan, investigating earthquake safety. Until 1990 Wörner worked for the consulting civil engineers König und Heunisch. In 1990 he returned to Darmstadt University, where he was appointed to a professorship in Civil Engineering and took over as Head of the Testing and Research Institute. Before being elected President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1995, he held the position of Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty.
Wörner has been honoured with a series of prizes and awards such as the Prize of the Organisation of Friends of the Technische Universität Darmstadt for 'outstanding scientific performance'. He was also appointed to the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and is a representative of the Technical Sciences Section of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Wörner has received honorary doctorates from the State University New York (USA), the technical universities of Bucharest (Romania) and Mongolia, the Saint Petersburg University for Economics and Finance (Russia), and École Centrale Lyon (France). He has been honoured by the German state of Hesse and the French government.
Wörner is Vice President of the Helmholtz Association; he is also a member of various national and international supervisory bodies, advisory councils and committees. He was a member of the board of École Centrale Paris and École Centrale Lyon, the Convention for Technical Sciences (acatech) and the supervisory board of Röhm GmbH, to name just a few. Furthermore, he was appointed to the energy expert group of the German Government. He continues to be a member of the advisory boards of several universities such as the Technische Universität Berlin and the IST Lisboa.
SGFF 2013 Speakers & Moderators
www.spacegen.org, 7 Sept 2011 [cached]
Johann-Dietrich Wörner Chairman of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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Johann-Dietrich Wörner Johann-Dietrich Wörner was born in Kassel in 1954. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 1 March 2007. He studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, from where he graduated in 1985. In 1982, as part of his studies, he spent two years in Japan, investigating earthquake safety. Until 1990 Wörner worked for the consulting civil engineers König und Heunisch. In 1990 he returned to Darmstadt University, where he was appointed to a professorship in Civil Engineering and took over as Head of the Testing and Research Institute. Before being elected President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1995, he held the position of Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty. Wörner has been honoured with a series of prizes and awards such as the Prize of the Organisation of Friends of the Technische Universität Darmstadt for 'outstanding scientific performance'. He was also appointed to the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and is a representative of the Technical Sciences Section of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Wörner has received honorary doctorates from the State University New York (USA), the technical universities of Bucharest (Romania) and Mongolia, the Saint Petersburg University for Economics and Finance (Russia), and École Centrale Lyon (France). He has been honoured by the German state of Hesse and the French government. Wörner is Vice President of the Helmholtz Association; he is also a member of various national and international supervisory bodies, advisory councils and committees. He was a member of the board of École Centrale Paris and École Centrale Lyon, the Convention for Technical Sciences (acatech) and the supervisory board of Röhm GmbH, to name just a few. Furthermore, he was appointed to the energy expert group of the German Government. He continues to be a member of the advisory boards of several universities such as the Technische Universität Berlin and the IST Lisboa.
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