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Engineering Sciences

Ekkard Brinksmeier

Professor of Manufacturing Processes

Ekkard Brinksmeier was appointed as professor of manufacturing processes at the University of Bremen in 1992, when he also became one of three directors of the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering - IWT Bremen. He completed his doctorate and habilitated at the University of Hannover. In 1999, Brinksmeier was the first scientist at our ­University to receive the Gottfried Wilhelm ­Leibniz Prize – the most prestigious science award in ­Germany. He learned about the prize during a meeting with colleagues at the top of the 146-meter-high drop tower.

Lutz Mädler

Professor for Mechanical Process Engineering

Lutz Mädler came from the University of California, Los Angeles (USA), to the University of Bremen in 2008. He is a Professor of Mechanical Process Engineering and one of three directors of the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering - IWT Bremen. In 2017, he received the Gottfried ­Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize in Bremen. This is the highest award German science has to offer. Mädler is not content in merely inspiring ­university students for his subject. The Collaborative Research Center “Farbige Zustände” (Colored States), which he initiated, cooperates with the Wilhelm Focke High School in ­Bremen.