Prof Elizabeth von Hauff takes over as director of Fraunhofer FEP


As of 1 June 2021, Prof Elizabeth von Hauff is the new director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden, Germany. In addition, Prof von Hauff has been appointed to the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), chair of Coating Technologies for Electronics.

Prof von Hauff looks back on an international scientific career and will also contribute new aspects to the Fraunhofer FEP portfolio in the future. Her research focuses on novel technologies for electronics, energy technology and sensor technology.

Prof Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, said: “Innovative technologies in the field of surface treatment, vacuum coating and organic semiconductors, such as those developed by Fraunhofer FEP, are key elements for numerous branches of industry: from mechanical engineering and the packaging industry to medical technology, agriculture and electronics. I am very pleased that we have been able to win over Prof von Hauff, an internationally experienced expert who will enhance Fraunhofer FEP's portfolio of services in a scientifically excellent and customer-centric way.”

Prof von Hauff added: “I am looking forward to my new tasks as a university lecturer at the Technical University and as the institute director of Fraunhofer FEP. My aim is to strengthen the cooperation between the two institutions, but also with other institutes and industrial partners. I hope this will generate new impulses – not least for both Dresden and Saxony as a business location.”

The current director of Fraunhofer FEP, Prof Volker Kirchhoff, said: “I wish a successful start for Prof Elizabeth von Hauff at our institute and at the TU Dresden and I count on a continued trustful cooperation with our customers, partners and public funding authorities! I am pleased to know that the future of the institute is in competent hands.”

Caption: Prof Elizabeth von Hauff – new institute director of Fraunhofer FEP (phot: Fraunhofer FEP)

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