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DGM-Presidency: Virtually Handing over the Relay Staff

The year 2020 will be remembered in many ways, not only by the German Materials Society (DGM). On the one hand, it marks the beginning of a new centennium after the grand gala celebrating the 100th Anniversary at the end of November 2019, on the other hand it provided the stage for the first virtual DGM Day – during which, among other things, the election of the presidents for the 2021–2022 term of office was decided.

As decided by a large majority of the members present, the duo with Prof. Dr-Ing. Martina Zimmermann (TU Dresden and Fraunhofer-IWS) and Prof. Dr Gerhard Schneider (Hochschule Aalen) will form the presidential leadership of the DGM from 1 January 2021. Thus, the tandem replaces the presidents still in office, Prof. Dr-Ing. Frank Mücklich (Saarland University) and Dr-Ing. Oliver Sven Schauerte (Volkswagen AG), at the end of the year. The handover of responsibilities within the Presiding Board will undoubtedly be smooth, as Prof. Dr-Ing. Zimmermann and Prof. Dr Schneider, in their capacity as Vice Presidents, have been working hand in hand with Prof. Dr Mücklich and Dr-Ing. Schauerte. Prof. Dr Birgit Skrotzki and Prof. Dr Martin Heilmaier were elected as Vice Presidents, and thus as their successors.

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