Prof. Edward G. Krubasik took over the role of President of the German Physical Society [DPG] in April 2014. He succeeds to Prof. Johanna Stachel.
E.G. Krubasik received his PhD in nuclear physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and worked in industry notably for McKinsey & Company, Inc. and Siemens AG. He is also distinguished by his long-standing work in associations and committees, for example, as president of the ZVEI or as chairman of the Growth and Innovation Forum of the Economic Council of Germany.
At the handover ceremony that took place in Berlin on 11 April 2014, E.G. Krubasik presented the main challenges to be addressed during his mandate. He put special emphasis on the next generation of physicists and on the efforts needed to strengthen the link between research and industry.
E.G. Krubasik said: “Physics is the basic science that refers to many other subjects – to the engineering sciences, electrical engineering or other technology domains. In Germany and in Europe, we provide only an attractive future if we bring the results of basic research into successful application and production. Jobs, investments and attractiveness for technical talent arise especially when new technologies with key customers and key industries or key projects are first achieved in Europe.”
Through the development of the existing projects, E.G. Krubasik would like to reinforce DPG’s influence at European level. He reaffirmed the importance of the EPS on-going project that aims to open an office in Brussels, Belgium, in order to engage more actively in research policy.