Board of Trustees

The members of the Board of Trustees link the institute with its regional and national scientific and social environment and support the institute's external relations.

Members of the Board of Trustees during the current term of office 2015-2020 are:

  • Lars Lindberg Christensen (Head of Education and Public Outreach Department, European Southern Observatory ESO)
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhold Ewald (ESA Astronaut, University of Stuttgart, Chair (interim))
  • Dr. Peter Hartmann (Director of Market and Customer Relations, SCHOTT AG Mainz, retired)
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Hentze (Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL], Heidelberg)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Klessen (Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) of the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH))
  • Dr. Caroline Liepert (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Stuttgart)
  • Dr. Wolfgang Niopek (Chamber for Industry and Commerce, Heidelberg/Rhein-Neckar, retired)
  • Stephan Plenz (Member of the Board of Directors, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Wiesloch)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Reuter (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS))
  • Prof. Dr. Roland Sauerbrey (Scientific Director at Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V., Dresden)
  • Dr. Bernd Scheifele (CEO of HeidelbergCement AG)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann (Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena)
  • Dr. Markus Weber (Managing Director Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Oberkochen)
  • Dr. Bernd Welz (Chief Knowledge Officer in Products & Innovation, Executive Vice President, SAP, Walldorf)
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