Management of the Institute

Prof. Harald Schenk

Executive Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Harald Schenk

Harald Schenk received his Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering at the Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg in 2000. Since 2000 he has been managing various groups and business areas at Fraunhofer IPMS focusing on the development of MEMS and their applications. In 2004 Harald Schenk was appointed deputy director of Fraunhofer IPMS. In 2008 he habilitated at Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus in physics. In May 2012 he became Professor for »Micro- and Nanosystems« at BTU Cottbus. In September 2013 he was appointed director of Fraunhofer IPMS.

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Prof. Hubert Karl Lakner


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Phys. Hubert Karl Lakner

Hubert Lakner (born 1958) received his diploma-degree in physics at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen in 1986. After a year in industry he joined the Gerhard-Mercator-Universität in Duisburg working in the field of nanocharacterization of mesoscopic semiconductor structures. There he received his Dr.-Ing. in 1993.

Since January 2003 he is the executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS). In parallel, Dr. Lakner has been appointed Professor for »Optoelectronic Devices and Systems« in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University Dresden.

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