Present Employment


  • Director of Joint Lab "Technical Security", Berlin

  •  Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nanotechnology-ENAS

  • Chairman of the Scientific Council of "Berlin Nanotest and Design Ltd."

  • President of EUCEMAN- The European Center for Micro-and Nanoreliability


  1. Fraunhofer Award for Science and Technology 2005, Fraunhofer Society Munich

  2. Award for outstanding contributions in Physics and Mechanics of Electronic Packaging, ASME Society of Electrical and Electronical Packaging

  3. EUCEMAN award for outstanding achievements in Micro- and Nanoreliability research

  4. Associate Editor of the year 2000, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging

  5. Adam Kuckhoff Medal in Gold for outstanding research paper, Martin-Luther-University Halle

  6. Leibniz-Medal, University Halle, Faculty of Science and Mathematics

  7. EuroSime Award, received from Conference EuroSime 2009 in Delft

  8. Fraunhofer IZM International Award, for outstanding research in electronic packaging

  9. Fraunhofer ENAS Fellow 2014

  10. Fraunhofer Medal for outstanding merits 2014

Curriculum Vitae

1949Born in Schmalkalden, Germany
1968 - 1973

Study of Physics at University of Halle


Dr.rer.nat. (Solid State Physics)


Dr.rer.nat.habil. (Solid Mechanics)


Dozent (Associate Professor) Solid State Physics at University of Halle-Wittenberg


Professor for Solid Mechanics at the Institute of Mechanics in Berlin and Chemnitz

Head of Dept. of Fracture and Micromechanics at the Institute of Mechanics in Chemnitz

1991 - 1992

Manager of Materials Mechanics Ltd. in Chemnitz

1993 -   2007

Head of Micro Materials Center Berlin of Dept. of  Fraunhofer IZM

1997 - 2007

Head of Dept.Simulation and Design of Microsystems of the

Microperipheric Center at Technical University Berlin

 2007 -

Head of Fraunhofer Micro Materials Center Chemnitz and

Berlin of Fraunhofer Institute ENAS

since 2014Head of Joint Lab "Technical Security", Berlin

Fraunhofer ENAS Fellow

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