Prof. Dr. Raymond Freymann
Honorary Professor at TUM since 2002
Professor Freymann completed his studies in mechanical engineering, majoring in aerospace sciences, at TU Braunschweig in 1976. This was followed by a 10-year research post at the DLR Institute of Aeroelasticity in Göttingen and at the Flight Dynamics Laboratory of the US Air Force in Dayton (Ohio). After obtaining his doctoral degree in engineering from TU Braunschweig he started his career in industry at BMW AG in Munich. Initially his activities were centered around the laboratory of vehicle physics where he focused on aerodynamics, heat control, structural dynamics and acoustics, and the research area of the BMW Group.
In 1995 he was given teaching appointments at the Institute Supérieur de Technologie (IST) in Luxembourg and later at TUM. Professor Freymann has also held a variety of posts for varying lengths of time in a number of different institutes, including the NATO Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development (AGARD), the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (ImechE), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the Feldafinger Kreis.
- Chief executive of BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH (Research and Technology) (2003-2011)
- Head of BMW Fahrzeugforschung (Automotive Research) (2001-2003)
- Head of BMW laboratory of vehicle physics (1988-2001)
- Head of department BMW Acoustics / Structural Dynamics (1985-1988)
- Research scientist at the DLR Institute of Aeroelasticity in Göttingen (1975-1984)
- Best Presentation Award of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (ImechE) (2002)
- Associate Fellow Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (1995)
- Best Paper Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (1987)
- Hugo Junkers Prize awarded by DLR (1980)