Søren Westermann

DTU Honorary Alumnus 2020: Søren Westermann

Friday 17 Jan 20

Facts about honorary alumni

Each year, DTU names one alumnus or alumna as honorary alumnus/alumna in recognition of his/her special commitment and contributions to DTU’s development.

Søren Westermann is the sixth person to be named a DTU honorary alumnus.

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Søren Westermann has been named DTU Honorary Alumnus 2020 in recognition of his unique support for hearing research at DTU.

Søren graduated from DTU with a Master of Science in Engineering in 1981.

Already during his years as a student, he was very involved in the Widex family business where for a number of years he was director of research, IP and IT and later vice chairman of the board until Widex merged with Sivanto last year and formed the new company WS Audiology. Today, Søren is co-owner of WS Audiology and chairman of the board of T&W Holding.

A firm support with constructive and useful views
The award as honorary alumnus is given on the basis of a nomination from DTU Elektro. The department has benefited greatly from a close collaboration with Søren Westermann.

Former head of department Kristian Stubkjær characterizes Søren as "a firm support with constructive and useful views on what to pay attention to and how to prepare - all presented in the quiet and constructive way that is so characteristic of the way in which Søren interacts".

Søren was a member of the DTU Elektro Advisory Board until 2016. He was also among the initiators of the Centre for Applied Hearing Research (CAHR), which started in 2003, and involved in the establishment of the Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems (CAMM) inaugurated in 2014.

"Søren’s engagement has meant a lot for CAMM to become a reality and his direct support and commitment has had a catalytic power," says Kristian Stubkjær.

Honoured and happy with the long cooperation
Søren Westermann is very honoured to receive the title and has also been very happy with the long cooperation with DTU, "right from the 'Odin project' at the acoustics lab in the mid-1980s to the start of CAHR with Torsten Dau, 8+ years in DTU Elektro Advisory Board and finally the start-up of CAMM."

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