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Our "EM"


She has shaped the university like hardly any other person. For almost 15 years, from 1991 to 2005, the scientist and artist Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gisela Engeln-Müllges held the office of Vice Rector for Research, Development and Technology Transfer at FH Aachen. She is the real founder of research and development at FH Aachen.

As a founding member, Gisela Engeln-Müllges significantly shaped the work of the FH Aachen University Council from 2008 onwards - since 2013, even as a deputy chairwoman. In 2005, she was accorded a special honour: the Nizhniy Novgorod Technical University, one of the most prestigious universities in Russia, conferred an honorary doctorate on her for distinguished services over many years of intensive scientific cooperation.

When Engeln-Müllges turned 80 in 2020, there were not only numerous congratulations, but, on top of that, "EM", as this great FH personality is affectionately called, was presented with a richly deserved honorary senatorship.

FH Aachen owes Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Gisela Engeln-Müllges a huge debt of gratitude.

Professional Career of Prof. Dr. Gisela Engeln-Müllges

  • 1940: Born in Leipzig
  • 1958: Abitur (A-levels) in Leipzig, followed by temporary work in various professions
  • 1961: Escape from the GDR
  • 1961-1967: Studies in mathematics at RWTH Aachen University, qualified mathematician (Diplom)
  • 1971: Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.), recipient of the Borchers Badge RWTH Aachen University
  • 1967-1982: Scientific assistant, senior engineer and permanent lecturer (Akademische Oberrätin) at RWTH Aachen University
  • Since 1982: Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences
  • 1991-2005: Vice Rector for Research and Deputy Rector at FH Aachen
  • 1992: Awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1997-2003: Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities
  • 2005: Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Technical University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
  • Since 2008: Chairwoman of the University Council of Münster University of Applied Sciences and member of the University Council of FH Aachen, where she has been deputy chairwoman since 2013
  • Since 2020: Honorary senator of FH Aachen

Photo Credits:

FH Aachen | Thilo Vogel

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