EN Frank Mücklich von MEC-S_Admin | 11. August 2022×Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank MücklichStudies and doctorate (1980-85, 1985-88) Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, Bergakademie Freiberg, GermanyPostdoc and group leader (1990-91, 1992-95) MPI for Metal Research (Stuttgart),University Professor (since 1995) Functional Materials, Saarland University (3 further calls rejected)Founding Director (since 2009): Material Engineering Center Saarland, Steinbeis Research Center.Main research interestsMicrostructure research on the micro, nano and atomic scale,Surface functionalization by Extended Direct Laser Interference Patterning (xDLIP)New concepts for high performance metallic materials.Publicationsh=54>11 000 citations13 patentsFunctions (selection)Saarland:Supervisory Board Saarländische Wagniskapital-Gesellschaft (SWG)Economic Advisory Board Saarländische Landesbank (SaarLB)Internationalization Committee of Saarland UniversityManaging Director of Saarland University SocietySaarland AmbassadorGermany:Spokesman acatech for the thematic network Materials Science and Engineering (since 2021)President of the German Society for Materials Science (2019-20)Humboldt Foundation, Feodor Lynen Selection Committee (2006-2015).International: Editor Practical Metallography – Preparation, Imaging and Analysis of Microstructures (De Gruyter Verlag, monthly, est. 1963).Board of Directors, IMS of the American Society for Materials (2015-18)Conference Chair: MSE2018 (Darmstadt); EUROMAT2013 (Seville), MSE2008 (Nürnberg); German-American Frontiers of Science (1999)Awards (selection)Member, German Academy of Science and EngineeringFellow, American Society for Materials (FASM),Prizes: Henry Clifton Sorby Award (Microstructure Research, ASM, USA), Berthold Leibinger Award (Laser Innovation, D), Roland Mitsche Award (Microstructure Research, D+A), Werner Köster Award (DGM, D), Morton Antler Award (IEEE, USA), German Copper Prize (DKI, D), Alfried Krupp Sponsorship Award (Krupp Foundation, D), Masing Memorial Award (DGM, D).