Basel Adams

Technical University of Berlin

Basel Adams is a research associate, hardware and software developer, and project manager at the Technical University of Berlin. In his work, he cooperates with the “System-on-Flex” group at [...]

Theresa Aigner

Theresa Aigner studied at the Vienna University of Technology and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, where she obtained her Master of Science in "Environmental Technology and International Affairs". [...]

Samer Al-Magazachi

Samer Al-Magazachi received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Technische Universität Berlin. In 2016 he joined the Fraunhofer IZM as a student. Now he is a research fellow in the [...]

Katja Arnhold

Katja Arnhold joined the Marketing & PR team at Fraunhofer IZM in May 2022. She is an editorial board member of RealIZM. Other focal points of her work at IZM are video marketing and market [...]

Dipl.-Phys. Rolf Aschenbrenner

Rolf Aschenbrenner received a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 1986 and an M.Sc. in physics in 1991 from the University of Giessen. In 1994, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and [...]

Stefan Ast

Stefan Ast studied industrial engineering at the HTW in Berlin, specializing in mechanical engineering, and is a trained toolmaker. He has been working at Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin in various areas [...]

Manuel Bäuscher

Manuel Bäuscher studied electrical engineering at THM Mittelhessen in Friedberg, Hessen for his Bachelor’s degree. In 2019 he finished his Master’s degree at TU Berlin with the focus on [...]

Karl-Friedrich Becker

Gruppenleiter Assembly & Encapsulation

Karl-Friedrich Becker studied materials science at Technical University of Berlin with a focus on polymer physics. He finished his studies in 1995 with a degree Dipl.-Ing. Materials Science. In 1996, [...]

Anton Berwald

Anton Berwald is a research associate and project manager in the Environmental and Reliability Engineering department at Fraunhofer IZM. He works in particular on environment-related projects that [...]

Dr. Mathilde Billaud

Mathilde Billaud has been with Fraunhofer IZM as a research fellow in the Institute’s “Environmental and reliability engineering” department since 2017. She holds a Master’s degree from the [...]

Lars Böttcher

Dipl.-Ing. Lars Böttcher is the research and development engineer at the helm of the "Embedding and Substrate Technologies" working group at Berlin’s Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and [...]

Dr. Tanja Braun

Tanja Braun studied mechanical engineering at Technical University of Berlin with a focus on polymers and micro systems and joined Fraunhofer IZM in 1999. Since 2000 she is working with the group [...]

Ponnappa Cheranda


Ponappa Cheranda is a senior advisor in the field of micro technologies by VDMA. Contact information:[...]

Yulia Fedorovich

Yulia Fedorovich graduated in St. Petersburg for Economics and Management in Mechanical Engineering. As part of an exchange program, she received a second bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering [...]

Thomas Fritzsch

Thomas Fritzsch received the diploma degree (M.Sc.) in electrical engineering from the University Dresden, Germany, in 1997. Since 2001 he has been with the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and [...]

Prof. Dr. Vasiliki Giagka

Vasiliki (Vasso) Giagka was born in Athens, Greece, in 1984. She received the M.Eng. degree in electronic and computer engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in [...]

Dipl.-Ing. Julia Günther-Sorge

Technical University of Berlin

Julia Günther-Sorge studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and was a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in the [...]

Dr. Robert Hahn

Robert Hahn is head of the Micro Energy Group at Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin. Since completing his M.Sc. and PhD in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Dresden in 1986 and 1990, he has [...]

Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn joined Fraunhofer IZM as a research scientist in 2011. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. Due to his academic focus on microsystems engineering, he [...]

Dr.-Ing. Maik Hampicke

Maik Hampicke studied electrical engineering at the Technical University Berlin with a major in Electronic Systems. Afterwards he worked on the DFG project SENTHA, focusing on speech recognition and [...]

Jan Hefer

Jan Hefer studied mechanical and electrical engineering in Hanover, Dortmund and Berlin. After graduating in 2003, he initially worked as a research assistant at the TU Berlin at the Berlin Center of [...]

Dr. Martin Hempel

Martin Hempel received his diploma and Ph.D. in physics from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2009 and 2013. He worked as a PostDoc from 2013 to 2015 at the Max Born Institute and from 2015 to [...]

Stefan Hoffmann

Stefan Hoffmann successfully completed his master’s degree at the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2010. At the beginning of 2011 he was assigned as a research assistant to the Power [...]

Robin Hoske

Robin Hoske M.A. is a creative researcher and designer in the field of planetary design and circular product strategies. He is a research associate in the ERE department of Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin [...]

Prof. Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben

Melanie Jaeger-Erben has been Head of Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Electronics at TU Berlin from 2019 to 2021. Her work focuses on consumption and social science technology research [...]

Tapani Jokinen

Tapani Jokinen is an internationally renowned strategic & circular design expert. His 25 years of extensive experience in design give him a unique insight into managing complex businesses, [...]

Dr. Rafael Jordan

Dr. Rafael Jordan completed his dissertation on energetic levels of photosynthesis systems in 2001. Subsequently he joined the Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin. At IZM his research covers state-of-the-art [...]

Erik Jung

With a background in “physics”, “physical chemistry” and “technology in medicine”, he joined Fraunhofer IZM in 1994. Heading the group Advanced Microsystem Assembly, he developed [...]

Dr. Manuela Junghähnel

Head of Department WLSI, site ASSID

Dr. Manuela Junghähnel is an expert in thin film, plasma and flexible glass technologies. She heads the WLSI department at Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID and is the Site Director of the institute in [...]

Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser received his B.Sc. and the M.Sc. in electrical and computer engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 2014 and 2017. Since 2017, he has been working as a research [...]

Jacqueline Kamp

Jacqueline Kamp holds a combined bachelor's degree with a major in cultural history and theory and a minor in history and is currently pursuing her master's degree in cultural history and theory at [...]

Oliver Kirsch

Oliver Kirsch completed his M.Sc. degree in applied physics at the Technical University of Berlin in 2017, studying deterministic quantum devices for quantum communication networks. From 2017 to [...]

Adam Kuczmik

Ingenieurbüro Kuczmik

Adam Kuczmik received the M.Sc. degree in computer engineering from Technische Universität Berlin. In 2008 he joined the Fraunhofer IZM as a student. He completed his bachelor and master thesis at [...]

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lang

Klaus-Dieter Lang (M’08, SM’13, F’18) received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degrees in electrical engineering from Humboldt University (HU), Berlin, Germany, in 1981 and [...]

Martin Lautsch

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Martin Lautsch completed his Bachelor of Science in Transportation Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, before gaining his Master of Engineering at the Technical University of Wildau in [...]

Dr. Wojciech Lewoczko-Adamczyk

Wojciech Lewoczko-Adamczyk studied physics at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow (Poland) and received a doctoral degree from the Humboldt University in Berlin for his work on Bose-Einstein [...]

Marieke Lienert

Marieke Lienert holds a double bachelor's degree in Communication Science and English/American Studies. From April 2019 until May 2021 she has occupied an editorial position in the marketing [...]

Dr.-Ing. Charles-Alix Manier

Dr. Charles-Alix Manier completed his degree in physical measurements at the University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne (FR), followed by a master’s degree in Material Sciences from the engineering [...]

Dr. rer. nat. Max Marwede

Dr. Max Marwede is Research Fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM) and holds a PostDoc position in the Junior Research Group „Obsolescence as a [...]

Dr.-Ing. Torsten Mehlhorn

Fraunhofer IPMS

Dr.-Ing. Torsten Mehlhorn is Innovation Manager at Fraunhofer IPMS and at iCampµs Cottbus. He worked for several years as Head of Business Development at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and [...]

Malina Metzing

Malina Metzing joined Fraunhofer IZM Berlin in 2011 as a student assistant in the area of placement algorithm and software development. After graduating in computer science at the Free University of [...]

Dr. Andreas Middendorf

Andreas Middendorf works as a business developer in the Business Development Team of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM). He was working as a scientist in the [...]

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ivan Ndip

Dr. Ndip has been with the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM for almost two decades and has been heading the Institute’s RF and Smart Sensor Sys-tems operations since [...]

Dr.-Ing. Nils F. Nissen

Dr. Nils F. Nissen is Head of the Environmental & Reliability Engineering department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM. His work is focused on optimizing [...]

Pauline O’Callaghan

Hearable Labs

Polly O’Callaghan is co-founder and CEO of Hearable Labs. She has a B.Eng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and an M.Sc. degree in Physics from University College Dublin. She has [...]

Ulf Oestermann

Ulf Oestermann studied Microsystems Engineering at FHTW Berlin – University of Ap-plied Science. Since 2005 he works at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Micro-integration IZM. His [...]

Dr. Andreas Ostmann

Dr. Andreas Ostmann heads the System Integration and Interconnect Technologies department at Fraunhofer IZM. For more than 25 years, he and his working group have been dedicated to embedding [...]

Paul Perlwitz

Technical University of Berlin

Paul Perlwitz studied biomedical engineering at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences as well as applied physics at BHT in Berlin, graduating in 2017 with a master's degree, completed at [...]

Dipl.-Ing. Marina Proske

Marina Proske holds a Dipl.-Ing. in environmental engineering from Technische Universität Berlin. She works from Fraunhofer IZM since 2011 focusing on the topics eco-design and environmental [...]

Olaf Rämer

Olaf Rämer started working at Fraunhofer IZM in 2016, coming from studying material science in his hometown of Berlin. His studies included researching metal foams, working for the Helmholtz Center [...]

Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson is a deep technology entrepreneur delivering value in some of the most challenging environments on Earth. He designs IoT devices for materials analysis utilizing photonic technology. [...]

Sigrid Rotzler

Sigrid Rotzler joined Fraunhofer IZM in 2018 for her master’s thesis on the influence of washing factors on textile-integrated conductor tracks. During her studies, she was part of the [...]

Jana Rückschloss

Jana Rückschloss holds a diploma in environmental engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. She originally joined Fraunhofer IZM in 2004 as student fellow and has stayed with the [...]

Adam Rumjahn

Orion Additive Manufacturing GmbH

Adam Rumjahn is a Canadian born engineer and entrepreneur. His entrepreneurial pursuits has given him the experience of starting his own clothing line to making furniture and skateboards. His [...]

Alexandra Rydz

Alexandra Rydz is part of the Start-A-Factory team and works at Fraunhofer IZM in the marketing department. With her background in psychology and economics, she complements the SAF team with [...]

Dr. Vitalij Scenev

Dr. Vitalij Scenev graduated from Humboldt University Berlin with a Diploma in Experimental Physics in 2009, followed by a PhD in 2014. He joined PAS Deutschland GmbH in 2015 to contribute to the [...]

Dipl.-Ing. Karsten Schischke

Karsten Schischke heads the Product Eco-Design and Circular Materials working group at Fraunhofer IZM and, together with his team, has been supporting the electronics industry and legislators for [...]

Prof. Dr. Martin Schneider-Ramelow

Professor Martin Schneider-Ramelow has established himself as one of the leading microelectronics researchers and teachers in Germany. Since 2014, he has held an honorary professorship at TU Berlin [...]

Ronja Scholz

Ronja Scholz completed her diploma in industrial design at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da). She has been working as an expert for Eco-Design & Circular Service Design at [...]

Bernd Schröder

Bernd Schröder studied computer science at the Technical University of Berlin. Afterwards, his work focused on the field of EDA tool development at Mentor Graphics, among others. In 2011, he moved [...]

David Schütze

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

David Schütze is a microtechnologist and electrical engineer. In his work at Fraunhofer IZM and TU Berlin since 2008, he has led several projects dealing with the embedding of electronic components [...]

Julian Schwietering

Julian Schwietering received his Master in Technical Physics at the University of Ilmenau in 2018. Currently, he is leading the team EOCB at Fraunhofer IZM, researching on electrical optical circuit [...]

Marian Bogdan Sirbu

Bogdan Sirbu received his degree in telecommunications engineering from the Politecnica University of Madrid in 2012. He is currently pursuing his PhD thesis plasmonics and photonics research at the [...]

Lars Stagun

Technical University of Berlin

Lars Stagun, a TU Berlin alumnus, started at Fraunhofer IZM in 2016 when he joined the System on Flex group as a student researcher. He wrote his master’s thesis in mechanical engineering on the [...]

Dr. phil. Lutz Stobbe

Lutz Stobbe received his PhD in Japanese Studies from the Free University of Berlin and has been a researcher in the Environmental and Reliability Engineering Department at the Fraunhofer Institute [...]

Pauline Stockmann

Working Student Fraunhofer IZM

Pauline Stockmann completed her training as a design assistant with a focus on fashion and design at the Berlin Fashion School in 2017 before taking her first professional steps in costume and stage [...]

Dr. Tolga Tekin

Tolga Tekin has completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science at the Technical University of Berlin in 2004, before beginning his career as a research scientist in Fraunhofer [...]

Enrica Theuke

Enrica Theuke joined Fraunhofer IZM in May 2023 and is part of the RealIZM blog team. She assists with writing blog articles, researching various topics, and preparing and conducting interviews. For [...]

Susann Thoma

Public Relations


Dr. Michael Töpper

Michael Töpper has an M.S. degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. degree in material science. Since 1994, he has been with the Packaging Research Team at TU Berlin and Fraunhofer IZM. In 1997, he became [...]

Dr.-Ing. Christian Tschoban

Gruppenleiter Radar Frontends & Modules

Christian Tschoban studied electrical engineering at the Dresden University of Technology, where he received his engineering diploma (Dipl. Ing.) in 2010. Since then, he has been working as a [...]

Andrada Iulia Velea

Andrada Velea was born in Timisoara, Romania, in 1994. She received her BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications in 2017 from the Polytechnic University of Timisoara and then moved to Delft [...]

Steve Voges

After completing his training as a physics lab technician, Steve studied physical engineering at today’s Berliner Hochschule für Technik, already spending more than 2 years as an undergraduate [...]

Malte von Krshiwoblozki

Malte von Krshiwoblozki is heading the Group System on Flex at the Fraunhofer (IZM) Institute for Reliability and Microintegration where he is responsible for all e-Textile activities. Before that, [...]

Dr.-Ing. Olaf Wittler

Dr. Olaf Wittler studied physics in Paderborn, Berlin and London. He received his diploma in 1999 and his doctorate in 2004 from the Technical University of Berlin. His professional experience [...]

Dipl.-Ing. M. Jürgen Wolf

M. Juergen Wolf received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Chemnitz before starting out in his professional career as a technology supervisor in the [...]

David Yellin

Covert Science GmbH


Dr. Vanessa Zamora

Dr. Alethea Vanessa Zamora Gómez completed her PhD in Physics in the optical fiber group at the University of Valencia in 2010. Her PhD research included a brief stay at the Max-Planck Institute for [...]