Person

Dr.-Ing., Universitätsprofessor

Ernst Schmachtenberg

Rector

Ernst M. Schmachtenberg
Rectorate

Address

Building: 101

Room: 049

Templergraben 55

52062 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 94000
Fax: +49 241 80 92102

Office Hours

by appointment
 

Curriculum Vitae: Professor Schmachtenberg

Education

1985

Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.), Doctoral Thesis: “The Mechanical Characteristics of Non-Linear Viscoelastic Materials”, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

1981

Diploma Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Career

since 08/2008

Rector of RWTH Aachen University

04/2006-07/2008 Chair of Polymer Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
10/2001-03/2006 Chair of Plastics Materials Technology, IKV, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
01/1993-09/2001 Chair of Polymer Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Essen University; CEO of IKM GmbH, Essen
09/1990-12/1992 Head of the Polymer Processing Group, from 11/91 Head of the Construction Department at the Polymer Division of Bayer AG, Leverkusen
01/1988-08/1990 Head of Research & Development, Süddeutsches Kunststoff-Zentrum (SKZ), Würzburg

09/1981-12/1987

Research Assistant, from 10/85 Head of the “Part Design, Materials Technology, and Fibre-Reinforced Plastics” section of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV), RWTH Aachen University

Major Positions and Memberships (Selective List)

since 10/2014 President-Elect CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research)
01/2014-12/2015 President of IDEA League
01/2012-12/2016 Member of the Supervisory Board Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
01/2010-12/2013 President of TU9 German Institutes of Technology
01/2010-12/2015 Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of the VDI (The Association of German Engineers)/Member of the Steering Committee
Since 10/2009 Member of acatech (German Academy of Technical Sciences)
08/2009-08/2011 President of UNITECH International (federation of leading technical universities to promote qualified students in cooperation with industry)
Since 11/2002 Member of the Scientific Alliance of Materials Technology (WAW)
04/2000 – 03/2004 Peer Reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the field of “Material Properties and Mechanisms of Polymers/Plastics Processing”
Since 10/1999 Member of the Scientific Alliance of Plastics Technology (WAK)
10/1996 – 03/2000 Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Finances at Essen University

Personal Details

Born in Aachen, Germany, in 1952, married to Petra Weirauch-Schmachtenberg, three children