Born: August 31, 1950, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Centre for Materials and Coastal Research Helmholtz-Zentrum
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Wolfgang Kaysser was born on 31 August 1950, in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He studied at the University of Stuttgart, earned his Ph.D. in 1978, and completed his post-doctoral qualification at Berlin University of Technology in 1990. He helped organize programs on sintering for the American Ceramic Society, was co-chairman of the European Powder Metallurgy Conference in 1986, and co-edited with Winfried Huppmann Horizons of Powder Metallurgy.

From 1982 to 2003 he was a director of the Institute of Materials Research at the German Aeronautics and Space Center in Cologne. In conjunction with that position, he was a research professor at the RWTH University in Aachen. His intense efforts in sintering happened at the Max Planck Institute of Metals Research near Stuttgart, a position he held under Gunther Petzow’s leadership from 1979 to 1992. He served on policy committees in Germany associated with the Germany Society for Materials, and in 2013 he was appointed an honorary member. He was also a scientific director of the Helmholz-Zentrum Geesthach and the associated center for materials and coastal research since 2003.

While at Max Planck, he taught part-time at the Berlin University of Technology. After leaving the Institute, he focused on functional gradient materials, hot isostatic pressing, and research on single-particle response to hot pressing as a basis for constitutive modeling.

taken from Sintering Science: An Historical Perspective by Randall German