Jürgen Hirsch was elected by the board. He begins his office with the confirmation by the General Assembly on September 16, 2015 at the DGM Day as part of the Materials Week. The executive board member of the DGM, Dr.-Ing. Frank O.R. Fischer is looking forward to working with him and is certain that "Jürgen Hirsch, with his experience and standing in the DGM, is an excellent choice for the chair of the DGM."
Jürgen Hirsch was also honored as a "DGM pioneer" in 2014 as the winner of the renowned DGM Tammann Prize 2007 - the prize was awarded for the first time in the history of the DGM. He looks back on a long past in the DGM. "The DGM made it possible for me to enter networks and helped me decisively with my professional and scientific development," says Hirsch. Joined as a young student, he has been a member of the DGM for 40 years and has been involved in various committees. He was active in the advisory group, various specialist committees and program committees and founded the aluminum specialist committee in 2013.
From 2012 to 2014 he was deputy spokesman for the DGM specialist committees on the board.
Since 2001, Jürgen Hirsch has been teaching as a professor of metal science at RWTH Aachen and passing on his knowledge to the students. For Hydro, he has been responsible for years of developing and maintaining close contacts with scientific associations, young researchers and with bodies promoting science. He also worked for Hydro in important research projects such as "Super-LIGHT Car" and led a large number of international science conferences.
Dr. Pascal Wagner, in the management of Rolled Products responsible for research & amp; Development, supported Jürgen Hirsch's appointment to the top of the DGM. He says: “With his decades of experience and immense networking at the interfaces between science and industry, Jürgen Hirsch is an outstanding representative and ambassador for our research & amp; Development. In close cooperation with universities, institutes and our customers, we advance materials such as aluminum - from basic research to increasingly efficient solutions for everyday use. "
The German Society for Materials Science (DGM) is the largest and most renowned technical and scientific society in the field of materials science and engineering in Europe. To keep it that way, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Hirsch made some plans for the future. The linking of basic scientific research and the technical application in the form of implementation in industrial process and product development is his central concern. "To actively support this and, wherever possible and necessary, to advance it with my many years of professional experience, I see this as my most important task and my personal contribution as chairman of the DGM," says Hirsch.