Dr. Markus Wolperdinger, Director
Dr. Markus Wolperdinger has been director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB since 2018. Wolperdinger holds a PhD in chemistry and has many years of industrial experience in industrial biotechnology, plant engineering and the translation of scientific findings into industrial implementation. His international career has taken Wolperdinger from development, sales and management positions at innovative start-up companies and in medium-sized industry to leading positions in globally operating industrial groups. The focus of his scientific activities is on the interface between biology and process engineering and the transfer of the knowledge obtained to industrial reality. Wolperdinger is a member of the Presidential Council of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Resource Technologies and Bioeconomy Fraunhofer Group for Resource Technologies and Bioeconomy, and co-spokesman of the strategic research field BioeconomyFraunhofer Strategic Research Field Bioeconomy of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He is active at the state, national and European level in numerous commissions and committees as an expert and reviewer..