President of the German Materials Society “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde”, studied metallurgy at Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, being awarded his doctorate in 1963 and his habilitation in 1968. From 1978 to 1981 he was scientific-technical director of the Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf. Since 1980 he has been a professor at Montanuniversität and since 1982 head of the Institute for Metallurgy and Materials Testing. From 1987 to 1991 he was chancellor of the university.
Materials science in Europe
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
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Volume 9, Issue 10, pages 779–781, 1997
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Jeglitsch, F. (1997), Materials science in Europe. Adv. Mater., 9: 779–781. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970091003
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
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Topics of particular concern to materials scientists in Europe are briefly outlined by Professor Franz Jeglitsch, the President of the German Materials Society DGM. These include the fact that Europe invests significantly less of its gross national product in research than the USA of Japan, that Europe is less successful in converting scientific competence into new products or market share than its competitors, and recent trends in the number of students reading scientific and engineering disciplines. Ways of tackling these points, e.g., by public relations work, are suggested.