Memberships and Activities

  • Member of Executive Board of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ) (since 2004); Vice President (2009-2010); President (2011-2012)
  • Executive Board of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), responsible for press and public relations (2004 – 2008)
  • Head of Solid State Physics Division of DPG (1999 – 2001)
  • Head of Metal Physics Division of DPG (1989 – 1998)
  • Executive Board of FEMS (Federation of European Materials Societies) (1996 – 2000)
  • Executive Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM) (1992 - 1996)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Selection Committee of Georg-Forster-Program (since 2008)
  • DFG Senate Commission “Collaborative Research Centers” (1997 – 2002)
  • President of the International Committee of the Joint European Symposia on Magnetism (JEMS) (2006 – 2010, Vice President from 2010 to 2012)
  • European Advisory Committee of the Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, Madrid
  • Visiting Committee of the Department of Materials, ETH Zurich
  • Advisory Board of the Faculty of Physics, University of Jena
  • DGM Price Committee PK I
  • Advisory Board of the HZDR Innovation GmbH
  • Member of the Dresden Board (2010 - 2013)
  • Editor-in-chief of J. Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier)
  • IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer 2015

Meeting organization

  • DGM Conference „New Materials by Mechanical Alloying Techniques“, Hirsau, October 1988 (with E. Arzt)
  • 15th International Workshop on Rare Earth Permanent Magnets and their Applications, Dresden, September 1998 (with K.H. Müller)
  • ISMANAM ‘99, Dresden, September 1999 (with J. Eckert and H. Hahn)
  • DPG Solid State Physics Spring Meeting, Dresden, March 2003
  • Joint European Symposia on Magnetism (JEMS’04), Dresden, September 2004 (with K. Doerr, O. Gutfleisch, K.H. Mueller)
  • EPS Condensed Matter Division and DPG Solid State Physics Spring Meeting, Dresden, March 2006
  • 13th International Conference on Rapidly Quenched & Metastable Materials RQ13, Dresden, August 2008 (with J. Eckert)
  • European Conference on Applied Superconductivity EUCAS 09, Dresden, September 2009 (with B. Holzapfel)
  • DPG Solid State Physics Spring Meeting, Dresden, March 2009
  • Annual Meeting of DPG, Dresden, March 2011
  • DPG Solid State Physics Spring Meeting, Dresden, March 2014
  • IEEE Intermag Conference, Dresden, May 2014
  • DPG Solid State Physics Spring Meeting, Dresden, March 2017