Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Bild: Johannes Koch

Award year: 2013

Category: Award / Honour

Type: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Awarding organization: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

In only 14 years, Marion Merklein had a remarkable career from enrolling as a student to becoming the first female professor in mechanical engineering at FAU. Her research into materials characterisation and forming has made a great contribution to the field. The main focus of her work has been the development of robust and flexible manufacturing processes due to the combination of sheet metal forming with processes used in bulk metal forming.