2010: Professor Charles White
On 4 May 2010, long-time guest professor Charles White from Kettering University, USA was granted the honourary membership in Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Professor White will long be remembered by students for his teaching in Modern Manufacturing and Materials Technology.
2009: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Jürgen van der List
Dr. van der List was presented with the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz). He will be remembered by many Graduate School students as the Rector of the university from 1997 until 2007.