We are happy and honored to announce the admission of Michael Backes into the German Academy of Science and Engineering –
acatech .

acatech represents the interests of the German scientific and technological communities at national and international levels.
As a working academy, acatech supports and counsels policy-makers, industry and society on future technology issues.

The members of acatech are admitted into the organisation on the basis of their outstanding scientific achievements and excellent reputation.
Since acatech deals with a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary issues in science and technology, members are drawn from engineering and the natural sciences, from the humanities and the social sciences.
Michael Backes’s membership was determined by a decision of the General Assembly in December 2014, making him the youngest member of the academy.