# Honorary Doctors

Here you can find all the Honorary Doctorates attributed to the Faculty of Science since the reopening of TU Dresden in 1946. The list is in a reverse chronological order.

**2016**

- Mathematics, 25.01.2016

**Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h. c. Heinz Langer**, Austria

Former Professor of Application-Oriented Analysis, Vienna University of Technology

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to mathematics, in particular with respect to his research into operator theory in spaces with indefinite metrics and their applications, as well as his great achievements concerning the development of mathematics at the Technische Universität Dresden.

**2010**

- Mathematics, 01.11.2010

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hellmuth Stachel**, Austria

Professor of Geometry at Vienna University of Technology

In honour of his extensive research contributions to the field of geometry, in particular concerning differential geometry and kinematics as well as the flexibility of polyhedral structures, and in recognition of his contribution to university training in geometry worldwide, and his achievements respecting international scientific cooperation, in particular with Technische Universität Dresden.

**2009**

- Physics, 06.07.2009

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jonathan Dorfan**, USA

Stanford University / SLAC

In recognition of his contributions to the design, construction and operation of the PEP-II electron-positron storage rings and BABAR particle physics experiment, which led to the discovery of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the decay of bottom quarks.

**2006**

- Mathematics, 17.01.2006

**Prof. RNDr. Miloslav Feistauer, DrSc. Dr. h. c.**, Czech Republic

Director of the Department of Numerical Mathematics at the Charles University Prague

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics - in particular the development of new numerical methods and their analysis and application to complex problems in fluid mechanics - as well as his great achievements concerning international scientific cooperation, in particular with Technische Universität Dresden.

**2002**

- Physics, 21.10.2002

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Walter Kohn**, USA

University of California, Santa Barbara

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of theoretical physics, in particular for his groundbreaking work on density functional theory, which has become the basis for calculating the atomic and electronic structure of molecules and solid bodies and has therefore become of equal importance to quantum chemistry.

**2001**

- Physics, 14.12.2001

**Dr. h. c. Harald Eggers**

Senior Vice President, Infineon Technologies AG

In recognition of his scientific contributions in the field of semiconductor physics, his special skills in the area of scientifically-founded management, his successful efforts concerning scientific cooperation with the TU Dresden and his outstanding contributions to the establishment of modern electronics industries in Dresden.

- Mathematics, 19.10.2001

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dietrich Stoyan**

Professor of Applied Stochastics and President of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

In recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements in the field of probability theory and mathematical statistics, which are exceptional due to their interdisciplinarity and application-orientation, as well as for his associated and exceptional contributions in the field of natural science and technology research – including those in collaboration with scientists from Dresden.

**1998**

- Chemistry, 06.02.1998

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Arndt Simon**

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

In recognition of his contributions to the development of preparative and theoretical solid state chemistry, in particular the synthesis and structure elucidation of alkali metal suboxides, condensed clusters and high-temperature superconductors, and in honour of his achievements in promoting inorganic chemistry at the TU Dresden.

**1995**

- Psychology, 27.01.1995

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Eberhard Ulich**, Switzerland

Full Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at the ETH Zurich

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the development and shaping of work and organisational psychology, his international scientific contributions, the concepts of preventive and prospective strategies of work organisation developed by him and the further development of the socio-technological design approach, as well as in honour of his intensive promotion of psychology at the TU Dresden in the 1980s.

**1994**

- Mathematics, 24.02.1994

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Heinz Bauer**

Professor of Mathematics at the University Erlangen–Nürnberg

For his pioneering and internationally acclaimed mathematical work in the area of potential theory, measure theory, functional analysis and probability theory, and in recognition of his tremendous didactic skill and his impact on the teaching of mathematics and research at TU Dresden.

**1993**

- Chemistry, 06.10.1993

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Rudolf Zahradnik**, Czech Republic

President of the Czech Academy of Sciences

For his groundbreaking contributions in the field of applicative quantum chemistry, his international scientific contributions and his role in the development of theoretical chemistry at TU Dresden.

**1992**

- Chemistry, 22.09.1992

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Richard Müller**

Professor (former) of Silicone and Fluorocarbon Chemistry at TU Dresden

In recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of organosilicon chemistry. This is in honour in particular of his seminal work in developing a synthesis method for the large-scale manufacture of methylchlorosilanes, his research contributions to organosilicon chemistry and many years of lecturing at Technische Universität Dresden.

- Chemistry, 22.09.1992

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eugene G. Rochow**, USA

Emeritus at Harvard University, Cambridge

In recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of organosilicon chemistry. This is in honour in particular of his seminal work in developing a synthesis method for the large-scale manufacture of methylchlorosilanes, his research contributions to organosilicon chemistry and publications and scientific-organisational contributions to promoting this development.

**1991**

- Chemistry, 19.12.1991

**Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Ronald Koningsveld**, Netherlands

Director of Basic Research at the chemicals company Dutch State Mines (DSM) until his retirement

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of basic and applied polymer sciences research, in particular his groundbreaking contributions in the field of polymer thermodynamics and his outstanding achievements in promoting the company’s many years of collaboration with Technische Universität Dresden.

- Mathematics, 29.11.1991

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jindrich Necas**, Czech Republic

Chair of Applied Mathematics, Charles University, Prague

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of mathematics, in particular to the theory and application of non-linear partial differential equation, as well as his outstanding achievements in promoting the university’s many years of scientific collaboration with TU Dresden.

- Mathematics, 24.05.1991

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Karl Hinderer**

Professor of Mathematical Statistics, University of Karlsruhe

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of mathematics, in particular the control of discrete stochastic processes, as well as his outstanding achievements in promoting the university’s many years of scientific collaboration with TU Dresden.

**1990**

- Chemistry, 15.11.1990

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. William James Orville-Thomas**, UK

Professor (former) of Physical Chemistry at the University of Salford

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions to the fields of molecular spectroscopy and bonding theory, as well as his achievements in strengthening scientific links withTU Dresden.

- Physics, 20.09.1990

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jewgeni Pawlowitsch Welichow**, Russia

Professor of Atomic and Plasma Physics at the University of Moscow, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions to the fields of fusion research, plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics as well as his achievements in strengthening scientific links with TU Dresden.

- Mathematics, 28.06.1990

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Lothar Collatz**

Professor (former) of Applied Mathematics at the University of Hamburg

In recognition of his pioneering work in the fields of modern numerical mathematics and his achievements in strengthening scientific links with TU Dresden.

**1988**

- Psychology, 11.02.1988

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Friedhart Klix**

Humboldt University of Berlin, Member of the GDR Academy of Sciences and Research Council

For outstanding scientific contributions in the fields of cognitive psychology and organismic information processing as well as his significant personal contribution to the development and practical impact of marxist-leninist psychology in the GDR.

**1987**

- Chemistry, 25.06.1987

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Robert Simha**, USA

Case Western University Cleveland, Ohio

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions to the theoretical consolidation of the physical-chemical behaviour of polymer materials and his long-standing achievements in strengthening scientific links with TU Dresden.

- Psychology, 19.02.1987

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Erwin Gniza**

Former Director of the Central Institute for Labour Protection

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions to the field of occupational science and his special achievements concerning the development and promotion of occupational safety in the GDR.

**1985**

- Chemistry, 16.05.1985

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jiri Koryta**, Czechoslovakia

Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Charles University Prague, President of the International Society of Electrochemistry

For outstanding scientific contributions to important areas of electrochemistry and his achievements concerning the development and promotion of successful scientific cooperations with TU Dresden.

**1984**

- Mathematics, 05.09.1984

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Milos Zlamal**, Czechoslovakia

Director of the Computer Centre of the TU Brno

For outstanding contributions to the development of numerical mathematics, in particular for his seminal contributions to the finite element method and its application in the engineering sciences.

- Physics, 09.02.1984

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Georg Sitzlack**

State Secretary and President of the GDR's National Board for Atomic Safety and Radiation Protection

For outstanding scientific contributions to nuclear safety and radiation protection in the GDR and commendable international work in these scientific fields.

**1983**

- Mathematics, 06.12.1983

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Anatoli Dorodnizyn**, Russia

Director of the Computer Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences

For scientific contributions to the field of fluid mechanics and the numerical calculation of flow phenomena and his efforts concerning the development of international collaborations in the field of computer technology.

- Mathematics, 27.01.1983

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Pentti Laasonen**, Finland

President of the Academy of Technical Sciences and Member of the Finish Academy of Science

Extensive scientific contributions in the field of numerical mathematics and their practical application as well as for his outstanding scientific-political commitment to promoting collaboration between the TU Helsinki and TU Dresden.

**1981**

- Mathematics, 22.09.1981

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Guri Iwanowitsch Martschuk**, Russia

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Council of Ministers, Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology, Chair of Physical and Mathematical Modelling of Earth and Environment Processes at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

In recognition of his achievements in developing mathematical methods for the numerical solution of coupled differential equations and their application to the problems of nuclear physics, marine currents, the atmosphere and weather prediction.

- Chemistry, 13.05.1981

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Sachar A. Rogowin**, Russia

Chair of Technology of Chemical Fibres at the Moscow State Textile University

In recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements and contributions in the fields of chemistry and chemical technology of chemical fibres based on cellulose.

- Mathematics, 19.03.1981

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Konrad Zuse**

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Former Owner of Zuse KG and Honorary Professor (former) at the University of Göttingen

In recognition of his contributions to the development and construction of the first ever computer and development of areas of application.

**1979**

- Chemistry, 18.05.1979

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hermann Klare**

President of the GDR Academy of Sciences

For contributions to the development of basic research in the GDR and practical application of its findings, the bringing together of natural and social sciences and the education and training of the next generation of scientists, as well as his seminal contributions to the chemistry and technology of chemical fibres.

- Physics, 03.03.1979

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Peter Gabriel Bergmann**, USA

Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at Syracuse University

In honour of his contributions to the maintenance and creative further development of Albert Einstein’s legacy and its integration into current theoretical physics.

**1978**

- Physics, 11.10.1978

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Venedikt P. Dshelepow**, Russia

Director of the Nuclear Problems Laboratory of the United Nuclear Research Institute in Dubna

In honour of his internationally-recognised work on the interaction between muons and pions with nucleons and nuclei and application of these findings in other branches of science and technology.

- Physics, 11.01.1978

**Dr. Dr. h. c. Sigvard Arne Eklund**, Sweden

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna

In recognition of his scientific work and major achievements as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

**1977**

- Mathematics, 25.04.1977

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ljubomir Iliev**, Bulgaria

Director of the United Department of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering Research and Training at the University of Sofia

In recognition of his contribution to the exemplary development of applied mathematics and computer technology in Bulgaria.

**1975**

- Physics, 19.12.1975

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hans-Jürgen Treder**

Director of the Central Institute for Astrophysics of the GDR Academy of Sciences in Potsdam

In recognition of his physically fundamental and philosophically relevant contributions to the theory of gravitation.

- Chemistry, 30.05.1975

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Kurt Schwabe**

Professor (former) at TU Dresden, President of the Saxon Academy of Science, Vice President of the GDR Academy of Sciences

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions in the fields of electrochemistry and physical chemistry, to the development of physical measuring methods and devices, his work as a science organiser, as the President of TU Dresden and as a model professor.

**1973**

- Chemistry, 11.05.1973

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Laszlo Telegdy-Kovats**, Hungary

Director of the Department of Biochemistry and Food Technology at the TU Budapest

For his internationally-recognised research in the field of food chemistry and his contributions to the development of a socially-oriented science and hence to the advancement of socialist society.

**1966**

- Chemistry, 27.01.1966

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wilhelm Jost**

Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen

In recognition of his outstanding contributions in the fields of the kinetics of fast reactions and transport processes.

- Biology, 06.06.1966

**Dr. h. c. Alwin Schade**

Tenured teacher (retired)

In honour of his outstanding contributions to the study of cryptogams and lichenology in particular.

**1965**

- Mathematics, 25.10.1965

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bela Gyula Szökefalvi-Nagy**, Hungary

Professor at the University of Szeged, Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

In honour of his outstanding contributions to modern analytics, in particular functional analyses, as well as in recognition of his repeated highly successful lecturing and research contributions within the Dresden faculty of mathematics.

- Chemistry, 10.06.1965

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hellmuth Fischer**

Professor, Department of Electrochemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the fields of electrochemistry and analytical chemistry and in honour of all of his scientific work.

**1964**

- Chemistry, 06.05.1964

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hermann Rath**

Director of the Institute of Textile and Fibre Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and Director of the Chemistry Department of the German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research, Reutlingen

In recognition of his outstanding work as a lecturer and researcher in the field of textile chemistry and in honour of all of his scientific work.

- Physics, 08.07.1964

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Pjotr L. Kapiza**, Russia

Director of the Institute for Physical Problems at the Russian Academy of Sciences

In honour of all of his work and in recognition of his pioneering work in the fields of low-temperature physics and technology, in particular his work on resistance behaviour in strong magnetic fields, the superfluidity of liquid helium and the development of helium liquefaction technology with expansion machines.

**1963**

- Mathematics, 06.05.1963

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Alwin Walther**

Professor of Applied Mathematics at the TU Darmstadt

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of practical mathematics and computer technology and in honour of all of his scientific work.

**1961**

- Physics, 06.07.1961

**Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Ulrich Dehlinger**

Professor of Higher Physics at the University of Stuttgart

The founder of the Stuttgart School of Metallurgy and Physics and pioneer of metallurgy, in honour of all of his scientific work.

**1960**

- Physics, 09.03.1960

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Rudolf Suhrmann**

Professor of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Hanover

In recognition of his groundbreaking work on the photoelectric effect and its application.

**1959**

- Chemistry, 07.10.1959

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wojciech Swietoslawski**, Poland

Director of the Institute for Physical Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

In recognition of his outstanding contributions in the fields of thermochemistry, in particular calorimetry and microcalorimetry.

- Chemistry, 22.05.1959

**Dr. Dr. h. c. Gustav Schwen**

Director of BASF’s Application Technology Division

Scientific contributions in the field of application technology for organic dyes and surface-active substances.

**1958**

- Chemistry, 09.05.1958

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Alexander Naumowitsch Frumkin**, Russia

Director of the Institute for Electrochemistry at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow

For outstanding contributions in the field of electrocapillarity and electrode kinetics, which have been decisive to the development of modern electrochemistry and physical chemistry.

**1957**

- Chemistry, 10.12.1957

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Kurt Täufel**

Professor and Director of the Institute for Food Chemistry and Technology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Director of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Member of the German Academy of Sciences

Outstanding scientific contributions in the field of food chemistry, in particular to the creation of a large number of analytical methods, and in recognition of his work, which set the trend for the scientific development of this field.

**1956**

- Chemistry, 28.05.1956

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Fritz Mietzsch**

Head of Pharmaceutical Research for Bayer’s Dye Production

For his successful research in the field of pharmaceutical synthesis, the most significant outcomes of which comprise the identification of various chemotherapeutic agents that have become highly important in the fight against extremely serious diseases.

**1955**

- Chemistry, 21.04.1955

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jaroslav Heyrovsky**, Czechoslovakia

Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Charles University Prague, Director of the Central Institute of Polarography of the Czechoslovakia Academy of Sciences in Prague

In recognition of his contributions in the field of electrochemical measuring technology, which comprise the invention, development and perfection of polarography.

**1954**

- Biology, 03.12.1954

**Dr. h. c. Max Kästner**

Tenured teacher (retired), local historian (botany)

For his outstanding contributions to local botanical research and the development of vegetation science.

**1953**

- Biology, 03.06.1953

**Dr. Dr. h. c. Carl Julius Bernhard Börner**

Director of the Reich Institute for Biological Research, Agriculture and Forestry (from 1919)

For his basic research in the fields of comparative morphology and taxonomic classification of arthropods and in honour of his various contributions to the development of phylloxera-resistant vine species and aphid-proof apple trees.

- Chemistry, 03.06.1953

**Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Georg Heinrich Ludwig Grube**

Professor (former) of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Stuttgart and Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research

In recognition of his outstanding, fundamental and pioneering work in the fields of electrochemistry and metallurgy.

- Chemistry, 03.06.1953

**Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Walter Heyder**

Director of the VEB Electrochemical Conglomerate Bitterfeld

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of technical electrochemistry and creation of new corrosion-resistant materials.