Faculty of Engineering

Holm Altenbach
Professor
Faculty of Engineering
http://www.ifme.ovgu.de/ltm.html
Date of birth: 08. May 1956
Place of birth: Leipzig, Germany
Marital Status: married, two children, three grandchildren

1962 – 1974 School in Magdeburg and Halle
1974 Abitur (approx. A Level) in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
1974 – 1980 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Physics and Mechanics
1980 Diploma (approx. MSc) in “Dynamics and Strength of Machines” (Diploma Thesis: Stability of a Three-layered Strip, Final Grade: With Distinction)
1980 – 1995 Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg Assistant, Senior Assistant)
1983 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute: Candidate of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing., approx. PhD) - A Timoshenko-type Theory for Inhomogeneous in the Thickness Direction Elastic Shells (Supervisor Prof. Dr. V.A. Pal'mov)
1984 Facultas docendi in “Engineering Mechanics” at the Magdeburg University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
1987 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute: Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.sc.techn., Habilitation) - The Direct Approach in the Theory of Viscoelastic Shells
1992 Krupp-Award (Visiting Scientist at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of Civil Engineering)
1993 Privatdocent (approx. Lecturer) at the University of Magdeburg in “Mechanics of Materials”
1995 Appointment at the Lausanne Polytechnic (Switzerland) - Professorship in Structural Mechanics
1995 Außerplanmäßiger Professor at the University of Magdeburg
1995 Appointment at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg - Professorship in Engineering Mechanics
1996 – 2011 Full Professor (C4) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
1996 – 1998 Acting director of the Institute of Materials Science at the University Halle-Wittenberg
1998 – 2000 Vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University Halle-Wittenberg
2000 – 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences
2006 – 2011 Acting Director of the Centre of Engineering Sciences (which has a Faculty status)
1991 - 1996 Visiting Professor at the Kharkov Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine, 1991, 1996), at the University of Technology Bratislava (1993, Slovakia) and at the University of Technology Riga (1996, Latvia)
2003 Gold Medal of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (University of Technology Lublin)
2004 – to date Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM)
2004 Semko Medal (Kharkov State University of Technology)
2005 – to date Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
2008 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute”
2011 – to date Full Professor (C4) at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
2011 Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (visiting scientist at Nagoya university)
2014 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the Ovidius University Constanta (Romania)
2015 – to date Acting director of the Institute of Mechanics at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
2015 Professor at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University “Peter the Great” (Russia)
2016 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the Vekua Institute Tbilisi (Georgia)
2016 Professor at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University “Peter the Great” (Russia)
2016, 2017 Visiting Professor at the Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia)
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