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Gruppenfoto Kuratorium 2019
Kuratorium
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Kuratorium
Kuratorium
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Kuratorium

Board of Trustees

A competent board of trustees advises the Fraunhofer Institute on questions of the professional orientation and structural change of the institute. It also fosters contacts with organizations and industry.


Members are appointed by the Executive Board in agreement with the management of the institute. The annual meetings are attended by at least one member of the Management Board. In order to have as many perspectives as possible, the Board of Trustees comprises representatives from science, industry and public life.

Current Chair: Dr. Wilhelm Krüger, Entrepreneur

Current Members of the Board of Trustees

Members from Science

  • Prof. Dr. Nicole Bäuerle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Benner, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg
  • Prof. Dr. Iris Pigeot, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS)
  • Prof. Dr. Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, President of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut J. Schmidt, former President of the TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Members from Industry

(alphabetically listed)

  • August Altherr, John Deere European Technology Innovation Center
  • Dr.-Ing. Erwin Flender, MAGMA Foundry Technology Ltd.
  • Dr. Christoph Großmann, BASF SE
  • Johannes Heger, HegerGuss GmbH
  • Dr. Wilhelm Krüger (current chair), Entrepreneur
  • Barbara Ofstad, Siemens AG
  • Dr. Udo Scheff, John Deere GmbH
  • Dr. Mattias Schmidt, Procter & Gamble Service GmbH
  • Dr. Christof M. Weber, Daimler AG

Members of the Public Life / Politics

  • Dr. Anna-Lena Kranz-Stöckle, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Stefanie Nauel, Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Dr. Carola Zimmermann, Ministry of Science and Health of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate