Looking back on 50 years and 11 months in pro­fes­sion­al life

I have started working right after my childhood days, up until my re­tire­ment in 2014. After an apprenticeship as a mechanic, I have worked and gained ex­peri­ences as a jour­ney­man for a while and even­tu­al­ly served 18 months of com­pul­so­ry mi­li­ta­ry service even­tu­al­ly holding the rank of a ser­ge­ant. By the age of 24 I finished my first university degree as an engineer in process en­gin­eer­ing, to be pre­cise.

During my studies I have worked as technical illustrator, postman and wait­er. You’ve gotta make a living somehow, right?

As a scholarship holder of the former Federal Office of Defense Tech­nol­ogy and Pro­cure­ment, I studied aerospace engineering at the RWTH Uni­ver­si­ty of Aachen.

After that I switched to the German army's tech­ni­cal Test Cen­ter for Air­craft and Air­worthi­ness (WTD 61) in Man­ching.

1979 I was hired by the Ger­man Aero­spa­ce Cen­ter DLR in Göt­tin­gen, the for­mer Aero­dy­nam­ic Re­search In­sti­tu­te AVA, founded by Ludwig Prandtl.

1985 I was con­fer­red the de­gree of a Doc­tor of En­gin­eer­ing from RWTH Uni­ver­si­ty of Aa­chen.

In 1992 I was appointed full professor in The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for Aero En­gi­nes and Thermo­dy­na­mics.

In November 2018 I’ve changed my first name to George. It’s way cooler.

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