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educator , research administrator

José Luis Encarnacão, German research administrator, educator. Recipient Karl Heinz Beckurtz award Karl Heinz Beckurtz Foundation, 1989, Steven A. Coons award Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)-Siggraph, 1995, German Federal Service Cross First Class President Federal Republican Germany, 1996, Konrad Zuse Medal award Geselschaft Informatin e.v., Aachen, Germany, 1997.


Encarnacão, José Luis was born on May 30, 1941 in Cascais, Portugal. Son of José Luis and Adelaide Maria (Moreira) Encarnacão.


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Technology Berlin, Germany, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, University of Technology Berlin, Germany, 1970. Doctor (honorary), University Technica Lisboa, Portugal, 1991.

Doctor (honorary), University Rostock, Germany, 1996.


Head software development group Research Institute Henrich Hertz, Berlin, 1970-1972. Assistant professor computer science University Saarland, Saarbruchen, Germany, 1972-1974. Professor computer science TUD/GRIS, Darmstadt, Germany, since 1975.

Executive director University of Technology, 1980-1984, 86-88. Chairman board Computer Graphic Center ZGDV, since 1984. Director Fraunhofer Institute Computer Graphics, since 1987.

Director Computer Graphics Center, Rostock, since 1990, Fraunhofer-Institute for Computer Graphics, Rostock, since 1992. President Fraunhofer CRCG, Providence, Rhode Island, since 1991, Computer Graphics Center CCG, Coimbra, Portugal, since 1993. Chairman executive board CAMTech, Singapore, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Computer Graphics-Systems and Applications, (book series) ZGDV-Beitrage zur Graphischen Datenverarbeitung, (magazine) Computer & Graphics. Member editorial board Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers CG&A.


Fellow Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Eurographics. Member Senat of Fraunhofer Society.


Married Karla Eggeling, January 11, 1963. Children: José Carlos, Luis Miguel, Jorge André.

José Luis Encarnacão

Adelaide Maria (Moreira) Encarnacão

Karla Eggeling

José Carlos Encarnacão

Luis Miguel Encarnacão

Jorge André Encarnacão