One male and two female professors from the University of Stuttgart have been appointed as members of the National Academy of Science and Engineering. During the last General Assembly, Prof. Katharina Hölzle and Prof. Stefanos Fasoulas accepted their appointment as full members. Prof. Ulrike Kuhlmann was appointed as an associate member. As full members, Hölzle and Fasoulas have the right to vote and stand for election, while Kuhlmann, as an associate member, holds the right to vote. At these elections, the proportion of women was 45 percent, 15 percent above the target.
Prof. Hölzle, Director of the Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT) at the University of Stuttgart and member of the management team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), researches technology and innovation management as well as human factors and digitalization. Prof. Fasoulas is Executive Director at the Institute of Space Systems and Dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy. His research primarily focuses on aerospace engineering. Prof. Kuhlmann is Head of the Institute of Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart and conducts research in the fields of civil engineering especially in steel construction, timber construction and composite construction.
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The National Academy of Science and Engineering's approximately 600 members are professionals from the fields of engineering and natural sciences, medicine, and the humanities and social sciences. At the National Academy of Science and Engineering, their work is positioned at the interface of science, business and politics, developing courses of action and recommendations for politics and society as a whole. They work together with experts from business and society in interdisciplinary projects and on various platforms. The project topics range from digitalization and Industry 4.0, to securing skilled labor and resource-oriented energy supply, to technical communication or the mobility of the future.