Management of the Institute

Deputy Director

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Hon.-Prof. Dr. Christian Oehr

Deputy Director and Head of Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science Department

Publications in Fraunhofer Publica

Professional career

Since April 2018 Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IGB
1/2016 – 3/2018
Director (acting) of Fraunhofer IGB
4–12/2015 Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IGB
Since 5/1992 Head of Department of Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science at Fraunhofer IGB
1989 – 1992 Research fellow at Fraunhofer IGB, formation of a plasma group at Fraunhofer IGB
1987 – 1989 Research fellow at the University of Tübingen

Academic career

1983 – 1987 Doctorate at the University of Tübingen
PhD Thesis: “Plasma-induzierte Abscheidung dünner Schichten aus einigen metallorganischen Verbindungen“
1977 – 1982 Graduate Studies in Chemistry,
University of Tübingen
Thesis: "Das Verhalten einiger metallorganischer Verbindungen im Hochspannungs- sowie im Hochfrequenzplasma“
1975 – 1977 Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry, Clausthal University of Technology

Teaching

4/2007 – present Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bio-Engineering,
University of Stuttgart
Lectures:
  • "Beschichtungsverfahren“ and  "Feste Grenzflächen“ as part of the "Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik l und ll“ lectures
  • Supervision of students and PhD students
4/2006 – present Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bio-Engineering,
University of Stuttgart
Lectures:
  • Plasmaverfahren für die Dünnschichttechnik
9/2004 – present Tutorial ”Fundamentals and Trends of Plasma Surface Processing“ accompanying the ”Conference  on Plasma Surface Engineering“ (PSE) every two years
10/1996 – 7/2007 Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bio-Engineering,
University of Stuttgart
Lectures:
  • "Grenzflächenanalytik“ and "Präparation von dünnen Schichten“ as part of the "Membran- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik in der Biomedizin und Biotechnologie“ lecture (together with Prof. Herwig Brunner, J. Bernhagen, G. Tovar)

Memberships

  • Fraunhofer Polymer Surfaces Alliance / POLO®, Member of Executive Board
  • Association of German Engineers e. V. (VDI), Member of Steering Committee “Qualitätssicherung bei der Vakuumbeschichtung von Kunststoffen“
  • Deputy Chairman of Expert Committee “Nanotechnik in der Medizintechnik“ and Member of Technical Committee “Nanoscale Engineering“ of the VDI-Gesellschaft Materials Engineering (VDI-GME)
  • Member of Committee ”European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering“ (EJC/PISE)
  • Network of Competence Industrial Plasma Surface Technology INPLAS, Member of Executive Board
  • German Pharmaceutical Industry Association (BPI), Member of Committee “Stoffliche Medizinprodukte“
  • Co-Editor in Chief of “Plasma Processes and Polymers“, WILEY-VCH, Weinheim
  • Member of Advisory Board of the German Journal "Vakuum in Forschung und Praxis", WILEY-VCH, Weinheim,
  • Member of Advisory Board “Nationales Zentrum für Plasmamedizin e. V.” (National Center for Plasma Medicine)
  • PLASMA Germany, Chairman, Member of Coordination Committee and Member of Expert Committee “Plasmabehandlung von Polymeren“
  • International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC) affiliated to IUPAC (2006 – 2010), Member of Directorial Board
  • EU-COST-Initiative 527 Plasma Polymers and Related Materials, Vice Chairman Management Committee (2000–2005)