Honorary Member 2014
Hans Danielmeyer (Germany) – Honorary Member Citation
Hans G. Danielmeyer is a German physicist engaged initially at Bell Labs with applied laser and solid-state research, extending his Dr. rer. nat. earned in 1965 at the University of Stuttgart. In 1978, Prof. Dr. Danielmeyer became founding President of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, a position that he held until 1986. During these years, Danielmeyer directed the Hamburg Technology Park beginning an interest in entrepreneurship . From 1987 through 1996, Hans served on the Managing Board of Siemens AG in Munich. Formal involvement with systems thinking began in 1988, when Siemens reorganized its central R&D under Hans by optimizing the matrix between the system division’s future demands and basic technologies supplied by central R&D. Dr. Danielmeyer was named to the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for systems and innovation research. In recent decades, Hans extended his physical science and technological capabilities into the socio-technical arenas of econophysics, entrepreneurship, and venture management. Since 2004, Danielmeyer has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lubeck and other universities in Germany and China, with an Honorary Doctorate bestowed in 1993 by the University of Strasbourg in France. Therefore, the Omega Alpha Association Board of Directors is delighted and honored to welcome Professor Danielmeyer to Honorary Membership in the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering.