7th Meeting of the Munich Aerospace Board of Trustees at UniBw's UniCasino

7th Meeting of the Munich Aerospace Board of Trustees at UniBw's UniCasino

7 November 2017 - Around 60 invited guests from the fields of science, industry and politics have caught up on the activities of Munich Aerospace. The 7th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Munich Aerospace included the announcement of personnel changes dediced by the Members' representatives Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund, Professor Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Professor Merith Niehuss and Professor Mirko Hornung. Munich Aerospace also bid farewell to seven graduates who have completed the programme. Professor Klaus Drechsler and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hans Steininger, moderated the event.

Von links nach rechts: Dr. Thomas Reiter, Professor Hans M. Kappler, Prof. Volker Liebig, Professor Merith Niehuss, Dr. Peter Volk, Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund From left to right: Dr Thomas Reiter, Professor Hans M Kappler, Professor Volker Liebig, Professor Merith Niehuss, Dr Peter Volk, Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund

Personnel changes

Professor Klaus Drechsler (TUM) hands over the role as Chairman of the Executive Board of Munich Aerospace to Professor Günter W. Hein (UniBw). On the Board of Trustees, Dr Stefan Weber, Senior Vice President Technology and Engineering Advanced Programs at MTU Aero Engines supersedes MTU's COO Dr Rainer Martens.


Munich Aerospace event overview

The three-day Munich Aerospace Summer Summit on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus reached 120 international participants from the Munich Aerospace Research Network, the Bavarian partner regions and industry representatives. In 2017, Munich Aerospace was present at fairs such as the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit and the German Aerospace Conference (DLRK). In addition, there were again held two partner events at the University of the German Armed Forces and the Technical University of Munich.

In June, Munich Aerospace hosted the LBC Roadshow in collaboration with bavAIRia e.V. and LBC GmbH on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus. The event attracted roughly 70 participants from SMEs, industry and science, and provided information on ongoing LBC projects, areas of research and businesses on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus.

Von links nach rechts: Hans Steininger, Professor Wolfgang Koschel, Professor Günter Kappler, Professor Hans Sünkel, Professor Günter W. Hein From left to right: Hans Steininger, Professor Wolfgang Koschel, Professor Günter Kappler, Professor Hans Sünkel, Professor Günter W. Hein

Global Aerospace Campus

Since 2016 Munich Aerospace has been engaged in the Regional Leaders' Summit. The political network of seven partner regions (Bavaria, Quebec, Sao Paulo, Georgia, Western Cape, Shandong, Upper Austria) has convened biennially since 2002. The teaching concept "Global Aerospace Campus" was written by Munich Aerospace and is aimed at establishing and, in the long term, formalise online teaching, network events and research activities between the partner regions. The second event to take place within this framework was the Munich Aerospace Summer Summit on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus. As "Global Aerospace Summit" it will be adopted by Quebec in 2018 and Sao Paulo in 2019.


Industry funding opportunities

The private sector has the opportunity to fund doctoral scholarships for support junior scientists. Munich Aerospace aims to increase industry involvement in the scholarship programme. Companies are able to have practically relevant PhD projects dealt with within a foreseeable timeframe and recruit junior employees. The Munich Aerospace office handles administrative tasks and includes the scholarship recipients in the research network.

Farewell to seven alumni


This year, Munich Aerospace again bid farewell to graduates from the Munich Aerospace Scholarship Programme. Seven former scholarship recipients shortly introduced themselves and their research topic and received certificates and confirmations of participation in the Munich Aerospace Graduate School. This year's alumni are:

  • Aaron Barth, topic: Autonome Drehflügler für extreme Flughöhen (Autonomous Rotorcraft for Extreme Altitudes)
  • Konstantin Palagachev, topic: Mixed-Integer Optimal Control and Bilevel Optimization: Vanishing Constraints and Scheduling Tasks
  • Harvey Gomez, topic: Space Relative Navigation for Autonomous Safe Capture of Non-Cooperative Targets
  • Srinivas J. Setty, topic: Orbit and Uncertainty Propagation for Space Object Catalogue Maintenance
  • Oluwaferanmi Oguntona, topic: Longer-Term Fleet Development and Emissions Applying Airline Operating Economics
  • Michael Schmidt, topic: Ground-Operational Assessment of Novel Aircraft Cabin Configurations
  • Jens Trümner, topic: Aerothermodynamische and aeroakustische Untersuchung der Strahlen gemischter Turbofantriebwerke (Aerothermodynamic and Aeroacoustic Analysis of Radiation from Mixed-Flow Turbofan Engines)

Die sieben Munich Aerospace-Alumni mit Kuratoriumsvorsitzenden Hans Steininger The seven Munich Aerospace alumni with Chairman of the Board of Trustees Hans Steininger

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