IMB Professionals

Prof. Dr. Hermann Flessner

Germany, European Union

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. h. c. Hermann Flessner  is an engineer and retired university professor (University of Hamburg).

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. h. c. Hermann Flessner has decades of professional experience with magnetic levitation.


  • Born 1930 in Hamburg, Germany 
  • Baccalaureate 1950 
  • Studies from 1952 to the end of 1957 Civil Engineering at Technical University of  Hannover, with focus on Structural Engineering. 
  • From 1958 analyst and designer of industrial structures in Messrs. Ed. Züblin AG, Duisburg 
  • 1962 Scientist at the Institute of Concrete Structures of Technical University of  Hannover,
  • 1965 PhD, Dr.-Ing. at the TH Hannover 
  • 1966 Professor, Electronic Computing in Civil Engineering at the TH Hannover 
  • 1968 Professor, Applied Engineering in computer science 'in the Faculty of, Structural En-gineering 'of the Ruhr-University Bochum 
  • 1969/70 Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA 
  • 1978 Professor for applied computer sciences in the computer science department at the University of Hamburg 
  • 1994 retirement, since then Consulting Engineer 


- Contribute BMFT, DAAD (DAAD Board'84 -'88), DFG, VDI. 


Various awards, including 

  • 1986 Medal of Honor of the VDI 
  • 1989 Konrad-Zuse-Medal 
  • 1995 Dr.-Ing. E.h. Bauhaus University Weimar 
  • 1992 to 2001 Visiting Professor at the University of Szczecin (Stettin), 
  • Since 1997 acting as consultant and advisory engineer for computer science in Applied Science and Technology.