Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann


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Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann was born in Göttingen on July 11, 1947. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hannover in the subject area of Thermodynamics (1969 - 74). It was completed with the academic degree Dipl.-Ing. After that he was a research associate at the Institute for Thermodynamics, where he did his doctorate in 1980 (Dr.-Ing., Prof. Roegener). This was followed by a one-year post-doctoral research grant at the Institute for Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB, Prof. Marschall). Until 1983 he then held the position of vice director of the Inventor Center for Northern Germany (EZN) of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Sander-Beuermann returned to the University of Hannover in 1983 - as a research associate and at the Regional Computer Center for Lower Saxony. There he devoted himself to the emergence of the Internet in Germany to search & find on the net and established as a consequence the Search Engine Lab. In 2004 he founded with other scientists from the management level of the university the non-profit association SUMA-EV with the long-term goal of independent and non-commercial search engines. Until 2019 he was its executive board. This initially in addition to his work in the Search Engine Lab of the computer center (Prof. Pralle / Voigt); after his university retirement in 2012 this job was in full-time - until his retirement from active professional life in 2019.

The more detailed data can be found at wiki/Wolfgang_Sander-Beuermann, as well as more background at suma-ev.de

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