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Frank Muecklich
Frank Muecklich
Founding Director, Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS)
Saarland University

PROFESSIONAL STATUS since 2009 Founding Director, Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS), Research Center of the Steinbeis Foundation, Saarbruecken, Germany since 1995 Head, Institute for Functional Materials at Saarland University, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, Saarbruecken, Germany since 2008 Founder and Chairman, European School of Materials (EUSMAT), Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany since 2014 Editor, Practical Metallography - Preparation, Imaging and Analysis of Microstructures, Hanser Publisher, Munich, Germany PROFESSIONAL CAREER 1991–1995 Max-Planck group leader “Materials Characterization and Microstructure Design”, MPI for Metals Research (Prof. G. Petzow), Stuttgart Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart 1990–1991 Post Doc at Max Planck Institute for Metals Research (Prof. G. Petzow, Prof. A. Seeger), Stuttgart 1988–1990 Head of the Lab “Microscopic Microstructure Characterization”, Department Physical Metallurgy, Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (Freiberg Mining Academy) 1985-1987 Graduation and Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.): “X-ray Diffraction on point defects in GaAs single crystals”, Department Physical Metallurgy, Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg 1980–1985 Degree (Dipl.-Ing.): Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science & Engineering, Department Physical Metallurgy, Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg Freiberg Mining Academy FIELDS OF WORK AND MAIN SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS: ? 3D microstructure research in the micro, nano and atomic scale to understand quantitative correlations between microstructural features and processing as well as properties ? New theoretical and experimental methods for image analysis, visualization and classification. ? Microstructure design by Laser interference structuring and functionalization using Direct Laser Interference Patterning (DLIP). ? Advanced microstructure morphologies for high performing functional metallic materials. PUBLICATIONS - total number: >400 >340 peer reviewed, >100 non peer reviewed, 11 patents, 12 book chapters, 1 textbook 2 TEXTBOOK: J. Ohser and F. Mücklich „Statistical Analysis of Micro Structures in Materials Science“ John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2000, 381 pages, 303 Refs., 115 Figs., 52 Tabs., 64 Program codes AWARDS and HONORS ? President (Science) of the German Materials Society, (DGM 2019-2020) ? Full member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), 2018 ? Fellow (FASM) of the American Society for Materials (ASM), USA, 2018 ? Henry Clifton Sorby Award 2016 for the lifetime achievement in microstructure research, IMS in the American Society for Materials, ASM International (USA) ? Berthold Leibinger Innovation Award 2016, best innovation in applied Laser technology (2nd award), Berthold Leibinger Foundation, Germany, shared with coworkers: A. Lasagni, C. Gachot, A. Rosenkranz, M. Hans, K. Trinh, ? German Copper Prize 2013, best industrial copper innovation of the year, German Copper Institute, Düsseldorf, shared with coworkers: D. Britz and C. Selzner ? Löhn-Prize 2012, for the most innovative transfer project of a Steinbeis Institute, Steinbeis-Foundation, Germany, shared with coworkers: D. Britz, C. Selzner ? Fellow Member of the Honor Society for Materials Science and Engineering (ASMu, USA, 2010) ? Werner Köster Prize 2010, for “Quantitative 3D Characterization of Graphite Morphologies in Cast Iron” German Materials Society, DGM, shared with coworker: A. Velichko ? Honda Initiation Grant 2010, Honda R&D Europe, innovative scientific idea with high potential for automotive industry, Honda Foundation, Japan, shared with coworker: C. Gachot ? Morton Antler Memorial Lecture 2009, honored at the International World Conference on Electrical Contacts ICEC Vancouver, IEEE (USA) ? Roland Mitsche Prize 2008, awarded for lifetime achievements in the field of microscopic microstructure research, German Materials Society, DGM (Germany) and Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials ASMET (Austria), ? Werner Köster Prize 2007, for “Laser Interference Metallurgy – using as a tool for micro/nano Structuring”, German Materials Society, DGM, shared with coworkers: C. Daniel, A. Lasagni ? Alfried Krupp Prize 1997, annual prize for Germany’s most promising younger University Professor (first Materials Scientist), Alfried Krupp Foundation, ? Georg Masing Memorial Prize 1995, annual prize for the most promising junior materials scientist, German Materials Society, DGM ? Student Excellence Award of TU Freiberg Mining Academy, for the best student of the year 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION of DISSERTATIONS ? >40 supervised and successfully completed doctoral dissertations ? Out of them: 5 full professorships: Germany (Dresden), Austria (Vienna), USA (Tennessee), China (Dalian), Chile (Santiago d.C.) and further leading positions in national and international companies LEADERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS Since 2019 Since 2017 2016-2018 President (Science) of the German Society for Materials (DGM) Board of Directors, International Metallographic Society in the American Society of Materials (ASM International) Selection Board for Fellows of the Foundation of German Business sdw (Responsible Professor for Universities in Southwest Germany – Trier, Saarbruecken, Kaiserslautern), Berlin 3 2015-2016 2006-2015 since 2010 “Fachkollegiat” of the German Science Foundation (DFG) Selection Board of the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation (Feodor Lynen Program) EU-Coordinator of the European Graduate School DocMASE (Erasmus Mundus Doctorate) “Advanced Materials Science and Engineering”, Saarbrücken-Linköping-Barcelona-Nancy- Lulea since 2005 EU-Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Program AMASE (Advanced Materials Science and Engineering) Saarbrücken-Lulea-Barcelona-Nancy 2008-2013 Supervisory Board of the German Society for Materials, DGM, Germany 2006–2008 Chairman of the Advisory Board of the German Society for Materials, DGM, Germany 2002-2006 Member of the Advisory Board of the German Society for Materials, DGM, Germany 2006-2008 Visiting Professor at Dalian University, Dalian, China (several visits) since 2006 Appointment “Foreign Advisor for the Korean Society for Metallography”, KSM, Korea 1998-2002 Chairman of the Expert Committee on Metallography, DGM, Germany since 1995 Reviewer mainly for German Science Foundation, Humboldt-Foundation, Volkswagen-Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Science Fond Austria, Ministries of Science and Technology for the Federal Government of Germany and for EU LEADERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (only conference chair activities shown) ? Conference Chair: MSE2018- Germany’s most comprehensive international conference on Materials Science and Engineering, Darmstadt, September 2018 ? Conference Chair: EUROMAT 2013, Sevilla, Spain (largest conference in Materials Science and Engineering in Europe, 2500 participants, 54 symposia, organized by fems (EU) ? Conference Chair: MSE2008 – Germany’s most comprehensive international conference on Materials Science and Engineering) Nuremberg, Germany, 1200 participants, 23 symposia, organized by DGM ? Conference Chair: INTERNATIONAL 3D MICROSTRUCTURE MEETING 2011 Saarbrücken, organized by Saarland University and Fraunhofer Society, Germany ? Conference Chair: GERMAN COPPER CONFERENCE 2010 Saarbrücken, organized together with the German Copper Institute, Düsseldorf ? Conference Chair: EUROMET2000 – 3rd European Congress on Metallography Saarbrücken, organized by DGM, Germany ? Conference Chair: GAFOS 1999 – German-American Frontiers of Science Potsdam, Germany, organized by NAS (USA) and Humboldt Foundation (Germany) EDITORIAL BOARDS AND REVIEW ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS Editor of “Practical Metallography – Preparation, Imaging and Analysis of Microstructures” Carl Hanser Publ., , (editor in chief since 1998) 4 Editorial Boards: Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (MMA, Springer and ASM), International Journal of Materials Research (IJMR, Hanser), Materials Science and Technology (MST, Maney), Reviewer for scientific journals: for many appropriate journals, most frequently for: Scientific Reports (Nature), Adv. Mat., Adv.Eng.Mat., Intermet., Acta Mat., IJMR, MMA, Wear, Appl. Surface Science, phys.stat.sol., Materials (MDPI) and others NON SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES Since 2015 Board member, Commercial Council of the Saarland State Bank (Saarländische Landesbank) Since 2010 Advisory Board member, Saarland Venture Capital Society (SWG - Saarländische Wagniskapital Gesellschaft) HONOURARY ACTIVITY Since 2015: Board and Managing Director of the University Society of Saarland (Universitätsgesellschaft des Saarlandes)

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