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Jan Wörner

The Jan Wörner blog is written by the Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center, Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Wörner – no hype! Jan Wörner writes all the posts himself and the gives then to DLR Corporate Communications for editing, picture research and online publication.
Johann-Dietrich Wörner was born in Kassel in 1954. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center since 1 March 2007.

Wörner studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, from where he graduated in 1985. In 1982, as part of his studies, he spent two years in Japan, investigating earthquake safety. Until 1990 Wörner worked for the consulting civil engineers König und Heunisch. In 1990 he returned to Darmstadt University, where he was appointed to a professorship in Civil Engineering and took over as Head of the Testing and Research Institute. Before being elected President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1995, he held the position of Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty.
 

Posts from Jan Wörner

Jan Wörner Blog | 09. June 2010 | 1 Comment

Peenemünde, ein Ort besonderer deutscher Geschichte

Am 6. Juni 2010 kamen der Präsident der University of Alabama in Huntsville, David Williams, und der frühere NASA-Administrator, Mike Griffin, nach Rostock. um einerseits mit der Universität Rostock und dem DLR über mögliche Formen der Zusammenarbeit zu sprechen und andererseits um Peenemünde zu besichtigen. Gemeinsam mit dem Wissenschaftsminister des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Henry Tesch, und dem Rektor der Universität Rostock, Wolfgang Schareck, besuchten wir Peenemünde und das dortige Historisch-Technische Museum. read more

Jan Wörner Blog | 09. June 2010 | 1 Comment

Peenemünde, a name with a special place in German history

On 6 June 2010, the President of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, David Williams, and the previous NASA administrator, Mike Griffin, visited Rostock. They came to discuss possible forms of collaboration with the University of Rostock and DLR, and also to visit Peenemünde. In the company of Henry Tesch, the Science Minister of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and the Rector of the University of Rostock, Wolfgang Schareck, we visited Peenemünde and the Historical-Technical Museum located there. read more