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The cartographer Prof. Liqiu Meng was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2011.Image: Andreas Heddergott

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

The Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher (German Academy of Natural Scientists) Leopoldina was founded in 1652 and is the oldest continuously existing academy of natural sciences and medicine in the world. With over 1 500 members (figures for 2017) from numerous countries, the Leopoldina is the largest academy in Germany.

The Leopoldina was declared the German National Academy of Sciences in 2008. The academy is intended to serve as a legitimate, independent institution promoting and providing scientific expertise on issues concerning the future of society. New members are admitted on the basis of nomination by existing members and election by the Presidium.

The following members of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been admitted to the Leopoldina:

Marion Kiechle (2015)

Full Professor of Gynaecology (Department of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2015.

Matthias Rief (2015)

Jürgen Ruland (2015)

Full Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ruland was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2015.

Rainer Matyssek (2013)

Full Professor of Ecophysiology of Plants (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Rainer Matyssek was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2013.

Matthias Tschöp (2013)

Liqiu Meng (2011)

Full Professor of Cartography (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Liqiu Meng was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2011.

Angelika Schnieke (2011)

Full Professor of Livestock Biotechnology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnieke was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2011.

Erwin Grill (2010)

Full Professor of Botany (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Erwin Grill was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2010.

Holger Boche (2008) *

Full Professor of Theoretical Information Technology (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) since 2010

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Boche was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2008.

Hermann Wagner (2008)

Professor Emeritus of Microbiology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Hermann Wagner was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2008.

Thorsten Bach (2006)

Johannes Buchner (2006)

Jörg Eberspächer (2005)

Full Professor of Communication Networks (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Eberspächer was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2005.

Reinhard Rummel (2004)

Full Professor of Astronomical and Physical Geodesy (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Rummel was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2004.

Markus Schwaiger (2004)

Full Professor at the Nuclear Medical Clinic and Policlinic (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2004.

Manfred Broy (2003)

Full Professor of Software & Systems Engineering (Department of Informatics)

Prof. Dr. Manfred Broy was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2003.

Hannelore Daniel (2003)

Full Professor of Nutrition Physiology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2003.

Hans Hauner (2003)

Full Professor of Nutritional Medicine (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Hans Hauner was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2003.

Horst Kessler (2002)

Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr.  Horst Kessler was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2002.

Franz Hofmann (2001)

Full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Franz Hofmann was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2001.

Arthur Konnerth (2001)

Full Professor at the Friedrich Schiedel endowed Chair of Neuroscience (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Arthur Konnerth was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2001.

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner (2001)

Full Professor of Soil Science (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2001.

Günther Wolfram (2000)

Full Professor of Nutritional Sciences (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Günther Wolfram was elected a member of Leopoldina in 2000.

Heinz Höfler (1999)

Full Professor at the Institute for Pathology and Pathological Anatomy (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Heinz Höfler was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1999.

Günter Klöppel (1999) *

Consultant for Pathology (TUM School of Medicine) since 2009

Prof. Dr. Günter Klöppel was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1999.

Michael Molls (1998)

Full Professor at the Clinic and Policlinic for Radiotherapy and Radiological Oncology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Michael Molls was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1998.

Wolfgang A. Herrmann (1995)

Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr Wolfgang A. Herrmann was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1995.

Karl-Heinz Hoffmann (1995)

Full Professor of Applied Mathematics (Department of Mathematics)

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1995.

Rüdiger Siewert (1993)

Full Professor of Surgery (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Siewert was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1993.

Meinhard Classen (1991)

Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Meinhard Classen was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1991.

Hubert Schmidbaur (1990)

Full Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1990.

Udo Schwertmann (1987)

Full Professor of Soil Science (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Udo Schwertmann (1927–2016) was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1987.

Friedrich L. Bauer (1984)

Full Professor of Mathematics and Informatics

Prof. Dr. Friedrich L. Bauer (1924–2015) was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1984.

Manfred Kirchgeßner (1983)

Full Professor of Animal Nutrition and Nutrition Physiology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kirchgeßner (1929–2017) was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1983.

Rudolf Mößbauer (1970)

Full Professor of Experimental Physics (Department of Physics)

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mößbauer (1929–2011) was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1970.

Ernst Otto Fischer (1969)

Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr. Ernst Otto Fischer (1918–1973) was elected a member of Leopoldina in 1969.

In brackets: Year in which the award was received

* = not at TUM when the award was received

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

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Contact Office of the President

Dr. rer. nat. Benedikt Lickleder
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München
Germany

Tel. +49 89 289 25205
Fax +49 89 289 23399
lickleder@zv.tum.de