The German Section serves also members from other german-speaking countries, i.e., Austria and Switzerland. The annual membership fee is EUR 40,-. Applications for membership should be sent to the office of the German Section at Göttingen. The by-laws of the German Section can be found here.
The main event organized by the German Section is the biannually-held "Deutscher Flammentag" together with the section Energietechnik of the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) and the Deutsche Vereinigung für Verbrennungsforschung (DVV). The next meeting will take place in 2017.
At these meetings two prizes are handed out:
- Wilhelm-Jost-Preis for an outstanding colleague working in the field of combustion (by-laws)
- Rudolf-Günther-Preis for the lifework of a scientist in the field of combustion (by-laws)
Together with other European sections joint meetings covering various aspects of the science of combustion are organized. All members and the general public are invited to participate in each of these technical meetings.