Prof. Dr. Herwig G. Paretzke
Honorary Professor at TUM since 1999
Between 1963 and 1968 Professor Paretzke studied physics at TUM. Parallel to this he worked as a programmer at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching. After completing his studies Professor Paretzke was a member of the scientific staff at the Institute for Radiation Protection (ISS) in Neuherberg. In 1978 he set up and headed a research group focusing on risk analysis. Between 1993 and 2009 Professor Paretzke was director of ISS.
From 1973 onward Professor Paretzke held various visiting professorships at universities abroad. From 1990 to 2010 he also taught courses on radiation physics, radiation measurement techniques, biophysics, computer modeling and environmental physics at TUM and the Universities of Regensburg and Innsbruck. Between 1978 and 2009 he was involved in eleven major multinational EURATOM research projects as a project leader and coordinator. Throughout the course of his career he has organized more than 50 conferences and workshops and published over 330 articles in scientific journals.
- Director of the Institute for Radiation Protection (ISS) (1993-2009)
- Chairman of the Radioecology, Radiation Protection Commission (SSK) Committee (1993-1998)
- Deputy director of ISS (1989-1993)
- Founding chairman of the German Association of Radiation Research (GAST) (1990-1993)
- Founder and head of the risk analysis research group, ISS (1978-1993)
- H.H. Rossi-Lecturer, USA/EU (2009)
- Failla-Award, Radiation Research Society, USA (2007)
- IRPA Outstanding Service Award, International Radiation Protection Association, Madrid (2001)
- IRPA Outstanding Service Award, International Radiation Protection Association, Vienna (1996)
- G. William Morgan Lecturer, American Health Physics Society (1990)