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Sigmar Witting

Executive Board, Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina

After earning his PhD from the RWTH Aachen and working for nine years in the USA, Wittig assumed the position of Chair of Thermal Turbomachinery in Karlsruhe in 1976. He served as Vice President of the DFG and became Rektor / President of the University of Karlsruhe in 1994 through 2002, when he accepted the position of Chairman of the Board of the German Aerospace Center and Space Agency (DLR). In addition he served as Council-Chair of the European Space Agency (ESA) from 2005 to 2007. Wittig holds several honorary doctorates and received the German Federal Cross of Merit, 1st Class and the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. Recently he was honored with the ASME Aircraft Engine Technology Award. 

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