Amtskette der TU Braunschweig

Professor Dr.-Ing. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla has been President of Technische Universität Braunschweig since 1 May 2017. As President, Professor Kaysser-Pyzalla represents the university, is head of the Executive Board and sets down the guidelines for the same. For more detailed information about the President’s duties, please see the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz, NHG).

The TU Braunschweig represents outstanding research and teaching, knowledge and technology transfer. We train our students in a research-oriented manner to assume responsibility in business and society. Together with our partners in Europe's leading research region and in our strong international network, we shape the future.
Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla
Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla

Curriculum vitae

  • 1995: Doctorate in materials engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1995-2001: Research Associate, Hahn Meitner Institute Berlin
  • 2001: Habilitation in materials science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2001-2003: Research Associate, Institute for Materials Science and Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin
  • 2003-2005: Professor, Institute for Materials Science and Materials Technology, TU Wien, Austria
  • 2005-2008: Scientific Member, Director and CEO, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf
  • 2006: Associate Professor, Institute for Materials, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 30 April 2008-2017: Scientific Director, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
  • 2011-2017: Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Since 1 May 2017: President, Technische Universität Braunschweig


  • 2014-2016: Head of the expert committee to formulate the first North Rhine-Westphalian state development plan for higher education, (Landeshochschulentwicklungsplan, LHEP)
  • Since 2014: Chairwoman, Karl Heinz Beckurts Foundation
  • Since 2013: Member of the University Council, University of Bayreuth
  • Since 2011: Member of the Advisory Board, National Metrology Institute (PTB)
  • Since 2011: Jury Member, Houska Award
  • Since 2011: Jury Member, Deutscher Zukunftspreis (German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology)
  • Since 2011: Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, pearls (Potsdam Research Network)
  • Since 2010: Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, HTW Berlin (University of Applied Science)
  • Since 2010: Member, Center for Science and Research Management Speyer (ZWM)

Awards & Honours

Since 2011: Member, Academia Europaea

Since 2008: Member, acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering)

Since 2008: Corresponding Member Abroad, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)