Memberships and Chairmanships

Membership in Scientific Committees and Coordination of projects

1991-1993    Chairman of the Expert Working Group ”Containerless Processing“, European Space Agency;

1993         Director Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) "Undercooled Metallic Melts: Properties, Solidification and Metastable Phases", Il Ciocco, Italy, supported by the Scientific Division of NATO;

1993–1994    Spokesman of the programme committee for application of a priority programme on “Undercooled ;Melts: Phase Selection and Glass Transition” at DFG (Prof. Dr. G. Frohberg, PD Dr. D.M. Herlach, Prof. Dr. U. Köster, Prof. Dr. B. Predel, Prof. Dr. K. Samwer);

1994-2001    Coordinator of the priority programme DFG SPP 729 ”Undercooled Melts: Phase Selection and Glass Transition”;

1994         Principal Investigator of the International Microgravity Laboratory, IML2, NASA Spacelab-Mission;

1993–1997    Member of the "Physics Working Group", European Space Agency;

1997         Principal Investigator of the Materials Science Laboratory, MSL1 und MSL1R, NASA Spacelab-Missions;

1997-1999    Chairman of the Topical Working Group ”Metastable States”, European Space Agency;

1997-2013    Member of the Metal Physics Working Group of the German Physical Society, (DPG), the German Society of Materials Science (DGM) and the German Society of Metallurgy (VDEh);

2000–2003    Chairperson of the Metal Physics Group;

2004–2007    Chairperson of the Metal- and Material Physics Division, German Physical Society;

Since 2000   Member of the European Solidification Group.;

1993–2008    Elected Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee "International Conferences on Rapidly Quenched and Metastable Materials", re-election on 28. August 2002.

1998         Guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Non-Equilibrium Processing on ”Metastable States and Phases”;

1999–2000    Spokesman of the programme committee for application of a priority programme on “Phase Transformations in Multicomponent Metallic Alloys” at DFG (Prof. Dr. D.M. Herlach, Prof. Dr. H. Müller-Krumbhaar, Prof. Dr. B. Petry, Prof. Dr. K. Samwer);

2001-2008    Coordinator of the priority programme DFG SPP 1120 ”Phase Transformations in Multicomponent Metallic Alloys“;

Since 1999   Co-editor of the scientific journal ”Advanced Engineering Materials”;

2004-2012    Elected member of the Review Board ”Materials Science and Engineering” of the German Research Foundation (DFG), re-election November 2007;

2006-2007    Member of the programme committee for application of a priority programme on “Heterogeneous Nucleation and Microstructure Formation: Steps towards a system and scale bridging understanding” at DFG (Prof. Dr. H. Emmerich, Sprecherin, Prof. Dr. K. Binder, Prof. Dr. D.M. Herlach, Prof. Dr. P. Leiderer, Prof. Dr. K. Löwen, Prof. Dr. B. Nestler, Prof. Dr. Th. Palberg, Prof. Dr. K. Schmid-Fetzer), Approval by DFG in March 2007 as DFG SPP1296;

2008-2010    Deputy chairman of the board of directors of the German Society of Materials Science and Engineering (BV MatWerrk);

2010-2013    Representation of the German Materials Society in the working group ”Metal- and Materials Physics”;

2010-2014    Representative of the German Aerospace Center DLR at the German Society of Materials Science and Engineering (BV MatWerk);

2010         Member of the review board of the priority programme SPP 1239 "Modification of Microstructure and Shape of Solid Materials by External Magnetic Fields" of the German Research Foundation (DFG);

2010         Member of the review board of the priority programme SPP 1473 “Materials with New Design for Improved Lithium Ion Batteries – WeNDeLIB” of the German Research Foundation (DFG);

2010-2014    Chairman of the International Topical Team ”Solidification of Containerlesss Undercooled Melts“ der European Space Agency

2012         Member of the review board of the priority programme SPP 1594 "Topological Engineering of Ultra-Strong Glasses" of the German Research Foundation (DFG);

2012-2014   Elected member of the Council of the German Physical Society;



Organisation of Workshops, Symposia, Conferences

06.-12. 06. 1993    NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Undercooled Melts: Properties, Solidification and Metastable Phases", Il Ciocco, Italy;

06.-07. 04. 1995    DFG-Colloquium "Undercooled Metallic Melts", Physik-Zentrum Bad Honnef,.

25.-27. 03. 1996    Symposium "Undercooled Metallic Melts: Phase Selection and Glass Transition", Spring meeting of the German Physical Society, Solid State Physics Division, Regensburg;

12.-14. 03. 1997    DFG-Colloquium "Undercooled Metallic Melts", Physik-Zentrum in Bad Honnef.;

24.-26. 02. 1999    DFG-Colloquium "Undercooled Metallic Melts", Physik-Zentrum in Bad Honnef.;

27.-28. 09. 1999    Symposium ”UNDERCOOLING”, EUROMAT 99, Munich;

30.-31. 10. 2000    DFG-Colloquium ”Phase Transformations in Multicomponent Metallic Melts”, Gustav Stresemann Institut Bonn;

24.-26. 03. 2001    Symposium: "Undercooled Metallic Melts: Phase Selection and Glass Transition", Spring meeting of the German Physical Society, Solid State Physics Division, Hamburg;

04.-08. 11. 2001    Workshop ”Modern Metallic Materials Design”, Sino-German Science Center, Beijing, November 2001 (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Knut Urban and Prof. Dr. Ze Zhang);

06.-07. 06. 2002    Discussion Meeting of the Royal Society London, ”Nucleation Control”, London, June 2002 (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. G. W. Greenwood, Prof. Dr. A.L. Greer and Prof. Dr. K. Kelton);

25.-26. 03. 2003    Symposium: ”Modern Metallic Materials Design”, Spring meeting of the German Physical Society, Solid State Physics Division, Dresden;

01.-05. 09. 2003    Symposium: “Solidification and Crystallization“, EUROMAT 2003, Lausanne, Switzerland.

25.-26. 03. 2004    DFG-Colloquium ”Phase Transformations of Multicomponent Metallic Mets”, Physik-Zentrum Bad Honnef.

21.-23. 09. 2004    Topic ”Transformations” at Materials Week 2004, Munich;

04.-08. 09. 2005    Symposium: “Solidification and Solid State Transformations“, EUROMAT 2005, Prague, Czech Republic;

01.-02. 03. 2007    DFG-Colloquium ”Phase Transformations of Multicomponent Melts”, Physik-Zentrum Bad Honnef;

24.-26. 02. 2008    Symposium: ”Phase Transformations in Metallic Melts”, Spring meeting of the German Physical Society, Solid State Physics Division, Berlin

09. 07. 2010       Workshop ”Solidification of Containerless Undercooled Melts”, DLR Institute of Materials Physics in Space;

25.-27. 05. 2016         Workshop ”Solidification of Containerless Undercooled Melts”, Burg Schnellenberg, Attendorn (Germany), in cooperation with Stefan Klein