Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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
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.
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.
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.