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Die Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin Prof. Ann-Kristin Achleitner erhielt 2014 das Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse.
The economist Professor Ann-Kristin Achleitner received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014. Image: Astrid Eckert

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany – also known as the Federal Cross of Merit – is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation.

Federal President Theodor Heuss established the Order in 1951 on the occasion of the second anniversary of the founding of the Federal Republic. The Order comprises nine classes in the groups Medal of Merit, Order of Merit, Great Cross of Merit and Grand Cross, and may be awarded to Germans and foreign nationals alike.

The following members of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany:

Grand Cross

Robert Huber (1997)

Honorary Professor at the Department of Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Robert Huber received the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1997.

Knight Commander's Cross

Helmut Greim (2015)

Professor Emeritus of Toxicology and Environmental Hygiene (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim received the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2015.

Commander's Cross

Ingolf Ruge (2004)

Professor Emeritus of Integrated Circuitry (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingolf Ruge received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2004.

Karl Eugen Becker (1998)

Honorary Professor of Testing and Monitoring Technology (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Karl Eugen Becker received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1998.

Adolf Birkhofer (1994)

Full Professor of Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Safety (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Adolf Birkhofer received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1994.

Officer's Cross

Ann-Kristin Achleitner (2014)

Full Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance (TUM School of Management)

Prof. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014.

Holger Magel (2013)

Professor Emeritus of Land Management and Land Tenure (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Holger Magel received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2013.

Karl-Heinz Schleifer (2006)

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

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schleifer received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2006.

Franz Hofmann (2004)

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

Prof. Dr. Franz Hofmann received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2004.

Rudolf Bayer (1999)

Full Professor of Database Systems and Knowledge Bases (Department of Informatics)

Prof. Rudolf Bayer received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1999.

Peter Lisson (1997)

Honorary Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prof. Dr. Peter Lisson received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1997.

Hans-Ulrich Schmidt (1996)

Honorary Professor at the Department of Architecture)

Prof. Hans-Ulrich Schmidt received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1996.

Meinhard Classen (1995)

Full Professor of Internal Medicine (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Meinhard Classen received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1995.

Siegfried Donhauser (1994)

Professor Emeritus of Technical Microbiology and Brewing Technology (Faculty of Brewing, Food Technology and Dairy Science)

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Donhauser received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1994.

Cross

Winfried Nerdinger (2017)

Professor Emeritus of History of Architecture (Department of Architecture)

Prof. Dr. Winfried Nerdinger received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2017.

Edgar Biemer (2014)

Professor Emeritus of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Edgar Biemer received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014.

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner (2014)

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

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014.

Hannemor Keidel (2013)

Acting Vice President for Diversity and Talent Management

Dr. Hannemor Keidel received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2013.

Renée Lampe (2012)

Full Professor of Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Neuro-Orthopedics (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Renée Lampe received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012.

Martin Buss (2011)

Full Professor of Automatic Control Engineering (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio Martin Buss received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011.

Dieter Jeschke (2011)

Professor Emeritus of Preventive and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Dieter Jeschke received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011.

Arnulf Melzer (2011)

Professor Emeritus of Limnology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Arnulf Melzer received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011.

Carl-Peter Bauer (2010)

Full Professor of Pediatrics (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Carl-Peter Bauer received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010.

Stephan Paul (2010)

Full Professor of Physics I (E18) (Department of Physics)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010.

Joachim Heinzl (2009)

Professor Emeritus of Microfabrication Technology and Microtechnology (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Heinzl received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009.

Ernst Rank (2009)

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

Prof. Dr. Ernst Rank received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009.

Markus Schwaiger (2009)

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

Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009.

Gerd Wegener (2009)

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

Prof. Dr. Gerd Wegener received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009.

Wolfgang M. Heckl (2008)

Full Professor of Scientific Communication (TUM School of Education)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang M. Heckl received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.

Michaela Nathrath (2008)

Senior consultant at the Department of Pediatric Haematology and Oncology at the Clinic for Children’s and Youth Medicine of the Klinikum Schwabing and of the TUM Rechts der Isar Hospital

Dr. Michaela Nathrath received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.

Josef A. Nossek (2008)

Full Professor of Circuit Theory and Signal Processing (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Josef A. Nossek received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.

Winfried Petry (2008)

Full Professor of Experimental Physics (E13) - Functional Materials (Department of Physics)

Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.

Kristina Reiss (2008) *

Full Professor of Mathematics Education since 2009 (TUM School of Education)

Prof. Dr. Kristina Reiss received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.

Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel (2008)

Full Professor of Technical Electronics (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.

Ann-Kristin Achleitner (2007)

Full Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance (TUM School of Management)

Prof. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2007.

Wilfried Huber (2007)

Professor of Ecotoxikology (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Huber (1942–2017) received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2007.

Marion Kiechle (2007)

Full Professor of Gynaecology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2007.

Ernst Denert (2005)

Honorary Professor at the Department of Informatics

Prof. Dr. Ernst Denert received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2005.

Herbert Genzel (2005)

Honorary Professor at TUM School of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Herbert Genzel received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2005.

Gerd Hirzinger (2004)

Honorary Professor at the Department of Informatics

Prof. Dr. Gerd Hirzinger received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2004.

Peter Wilderer (2004)

Full Professor of Water Quality and Waste Technology (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Peter Wilderer received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2004.

Angelika Görg (2003)

Professor of Proteomics (TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)

Prof. Dr. Angelika Görg received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2003.

Herrmann Wagner (2003)

Full Professor of Microbiology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Herrmann Wagner received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2003.

Claudia Klüppelberg (2001)

Full Professor of Mathematical Statistics (Department of Mathematics)

Prof. Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2001.

Christoph Zenger (2001)

Full Professor of Applied Engineering in Information Technology and Numeric Programming (Department of Informatics)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Zenger received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2001.

Kurt Antreich (2000)

Full Professor of Electronic Design Automation (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Antreich received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2000.

Friedrich Pfeiffer (2000)

Full Professor of Mechanics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Pfeiffer received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2000.

Hans-Herrmann Braess (1999)

Honorary Professor at the Department of Informatics

Prof. Dr. Hans-Herrmann Braess received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1999.

Hans Kuss (1999)

Staff Member of the Department of Informatics

Hans Kuss received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1999.

Günter Kappler (1998)

Professor Emeritus of Propulsion (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Kappler received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1998.

Wolfgang A. Herrmann (1997)

Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1997.

Manfred Broy (1996)

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

Prof. Dr. Manfred Broy received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1996.

Herrmann Auernhammer (1995)

Associate Professor of Technology in Plant Cultivation and Landscape Conservation (since 1996)

Prof. Dr. Hermann Auernhammer received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1995.

Paul Gerhardt (1995)

Full Professor of Diagnostic Radiology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Paul Gerhardt received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1995.

Harry Grundmann (1995)

Full Professor of Structural Mechanics (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harry Grundmann received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1995.

Maria-Elisabeth Michel-Beyerle (1995)

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr. Maria-Elisabeth Michel-Beyerle received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1995.

Joachim Milberg (1994)

Honorary Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Milberg received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1994.

Jörg Rüdiger Siewert (1994)

Full Professor of Surgery (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüdiger Siewert received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1994.

In brackets: Year in which the award was received

* = not yet at TUM when the award was received

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

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