18. March 2020

Pro­fes­sor Anke Kaysser-Pyza­l­la ap­point­ed as new Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board

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DLR - Knowledge for Tomorrow

DLR is fac­ing ma­jor tech­no­log­i­cal and so­cio-po­lit­i­cal chal­lenges such as cli­mate pro­tec­tion.

The current president of Technische Universität Braunschweig, Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, has been appointed to the most senior position at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). On 18 March 2020, the DLR Senate unanimously selected the eminent engineer and materials scientist as the new Chair of the DLR Executive Board. Professor Kaysser-Pyzalla will take up the post on 1 October 2020, succeeding Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund, whose term of office is ending after five successful years.

Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy said: “DLR is facing enormous technological and socio-political challenges, such as climate protection. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla has extensive experience as a leader in a number of research institutions. She is therefore the right person to master this task and thus strengthen Germany as a location for scientific research and industry.” Altmaier also thanked Professor Ehrenfreund for her work: “DLR has grown enormously in recent years. In particular, Pascale Ehrenfreund has been instrumental in the establishment of new institutes. For this I thank her very much.”

  • Andreas Schütz
    DLR Spokesper­son, Head of Me­dia Re­la­tions
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Me­dia Re­la­tions
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