Bavarian Order of Merit
The Bavarian Order of Merit is awarded by the Bavarian Prime Minister on a yearly basis as “a sign of grateful recognition for outstanding achievements and service rendered to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people”.
The Order was established in 1957 and is conferred on women and men irrespective of nationality. The number of living members of the order is limited to 2000.
The following members of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit:
Ann-Kristin Achleitner (2019)
Ludwig Narziß (2019)
Professor Emeritus of Brewing and Beverage Technology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Narziß recieved the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2019.
Rudolf Staudigl (2019)
Ulrich Walter (2019)
Sophie Wolfrum (2019)
Hannemor Keidel (2017)
Acting Executive Vice President for International Alliances and Alumni and Delegate Officer for Scientific Exchange with France
Dr. Hannemor Keidel received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2017.
Thomas Herzog (2016)
Karl-Heinz Hoffmann (2016)
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics (Department of Mathematics)
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2016.
Robert Schmucker (2016)
Associate Professor at the Chair of Astronautics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmucker received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2016.
Marion Kiechle (2015)
Angelika Görg (2011)
Wilfried Huber (2011)
Full Professor of Ecotoxikology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Huber (1942–2017) received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2011.
Franz Hofmann (2008)
Reinhard Rummel (2008)
Full Professor of Astronomical and Physical Geodesy (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Rummel received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2008.
Hans Frei (2008)
Wolfgang A. Herrmann (2007)
Holger Magel (2007)
Herrmann Wagner (2007)
Konrad Weckerle (2007)
Horst Wildemann (2006)
Full Professor of Business Administration – Corporate Management, Logistics and Production (TUM School of Management)
Prof. Dr. Horst Wildemann received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2006.
Friedrich Pfeiffer (2006)
Helmut Greim (2005)
Full Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Hygiene (TUM School of Medicine)
Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2005.
Anna-Elisabeth Trappe (2005)
Johann Wittmann (2002)
Joachim Milberg (2001)
Meinhart Classen (2000)
Full Professor of Internal Medicine (TUM School of Medicine)
Prof. Dr. Meinhart Classen (1936-2019) received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2000.
Maria-Elisabeth Michel-Beyerle (2000)
Horst Teltschik (2000) *
Hans-Jürgen Siegert (1999)
Full Professor of Robotics and Embedded Systems (Department of Informatics)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Siegert received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 1999.
Wolfgang Wild (1998)
Former Bavarian State Minister, President emeritus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Professor of Theoretical Physics (Department of Physics)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wild received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 1998.
Jörg Rüdiger Siewert (1997)
Hans-Dieter Kalscheuer (1996)
Franz Mayinger (1995)
Ursula Schmidt-Tintemann (1994)
Associate Professor (Emerita) of Plastic Surgery (TUM School of Medicine)
Prof. Dr. Ursula Schmidt-Tintemann (1924–2017) received the Bavarian Order of Merit in 1994.
Karl Eugen Becker (1992)
Ingolf Ruge (1992)
In brackets: Year in which the award was presented.
* = not yet at TUM when the award was received.
The information provided on the laureates refers to the time when the award was presented.