Die August Föppl-Medaille der Technischen Universität München (TUM)
The August Föppl Medal honors outstanding dedication to professional training.Image: Uli Benz / TUM

August Föppl Medal

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) presents the August Föppl Medal to members of university staff who have made significant contributions to professional training. The medal is named after August Föppl (1854–1924), who was Professor of technical mechanics and graphic statics for many years.

Föppl published numerous textbooks and influenced the teaching of engineering sciences over many decades. He tirelessly encouraged and demanded independent thinking from his students, many of whom went on in turn to become renowned researchers.

The following people have received the August Föppl Medal, which has been running since 2002: 

2018

Jens Krüger

Instructor for IT specialists and employees at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)

Jens Krüger received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

Andrea Hartung

Instructor for chemical laboratory technicians and laboratory manager at the Chair of Energy Systems (TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Andrea Hartung received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

Brigitte Goldbach

Instructor for office management assistants and head of the personnel department at the Personnel and Accountancy Office (TUM Department of Chemistry)

Brigitte Goldbach received the August Föppl-Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

Caroline Leiß

Instructor for specialists in media and information services and head of the information services department (University Library)

Dr. Caroline Leiß received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

Elisabeth Windeisen-Holzhauser

Instructor for chemical laboratory technicians and Senior Researcher at Wood Research Munich (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Dr. Elisabeth Windeisen-Holzhauser received the August Föppl-Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

Hans Münstermann

Instructor for glass apparatus engineers and glassblowers at the Glassblowers Workshop (TUM Department of Chemistry)

Hans Münstermann received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

Heidemarie Hermann

Instructor for office management assistants and head of the accounting department at the Personnel and Accountancy Office (TUM Department of Chemistry)

Heidemarie Hermann received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

Hubert Walter

Instructor for chemical laboratory technicians and director of the laboratory for Chemical Technology Analysis at the Research Center Weihenstephan for Brewing and Food Quality (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Huber Walter received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2018.

2012

Hans Breitsameter

Managing Director of the Bavarian Metal Association

Hans Breitsameter received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012.

Martina Gastl

trains both chemical laboratory technicians and future brewers and maltsters at the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Dr.-Ing. Martina Gastl received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012. 

Stefan Hackl

Chief Master of the Metal Guild, Munich-Freising-Erding

Stefan Hackl received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012. 

Josef Heinrich

Director of the TUM Vocational Training Center (AuTUM) until the end of 2007

Josef Heinrich received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012. 

Brigitte Helmreich

trains chemical laboratory technicians and is provisionally director of the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Helmreich received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012. 

2009

Uli Ebner

Director of the technical laboratory at the Chair of Medical Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Uli Ebner received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2009. 

Elisabeth Sommer

Instructor in the Department of Bioanalytics of the ZIEL Institute for Food and Health (Chair of Bioanalytics, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Elisabeth Sommer received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2009. 

Rainer Sollinger

offers vocational training for IT specialists

Rainer Sollinger received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2009.

2007

Bernhard Strobl

Chair of Thermodynamics (Department of Mechanical Engineering) 

Bernhard Strobl received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2007.

2006

Josef Franzisi

Workshop at the Chair of High-Frequency Engineering (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) 

Josef Franzisi received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Norbert Heimerl

Central workshops at the Department of Phyiscs

Norbert Heimerl received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Anton Kastenmüller

Detector Laboratory of the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)

Dr. Anton Kastenmüller received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Astrid Lux-Endrich

Chair of Cellular Biology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan) 

Dr. Astrid Lux-Endrich received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Peter Rauscher

Workshop manager at the Chair of Machinery and Equipment Sciences (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Peter Rauscher received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Manfred Reither

Central workshops at the Department of Physics

Manfred Reither received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Alfred Sachs

Workshop manager at the Chair of Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Alfred Sachs received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Erich Sieber

Chair of Thermodynamics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Erich Sieber received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

2003

Manfred Barth

trains chemical laboratory technicians at the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry (Department of Chemistry) 

Manfred Barth received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2003.

Hubert Graf

trains industrial electricians

Hubert Graf received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2003.

Manfred Pfaller

trains precision engineering technicians in fine tool engineering at the central workshop of the Department of Physics

Manfred Pfaller received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2003.

Bruno Piochacz

trains IT system electronics technicians and IT specialists (Department of Informatics)

Bruno Piochacz received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2003.

Peter Tauber

trains precision engineering technicians in mechanical engineering at the Chair of Technical Electrophysics (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Peter Tauber received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2003.

2002

August Baumeister

trains mechanical engineering technicians in general mechanical engineering at the Bavarian State Research Institute for Agriculture

August Baumeister received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2002.

Franz Niederhofer

Workshop manager at the Chair of Fine-Tool Engineering and Microtechnology (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Franz Niederhofer received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2002.

Marco Olbrich

Workshop manager at the Chair of Metal Forming and Casting (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Marco Olbrich received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2002.

Walter Seidl

Workshop manager at the Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Process Automation (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Walter Seidl received the August Föppl Medal of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2002.

The information provided was current at the time the award was received.

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