Organization chart of the Fraunhofer IAP



Director   Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
Director of Administration Dipl.-Ing. Marina Hildenbrand
Strategy & Marketing Dr. Jörg Rockenberger

Transfer Management High-Performance Center

Tahani Adnan M.Sc.



Division director Prof. Dr. Johannes Ganster

Starch Modification / Molecular Properties

Dr. Jens Buller

Fiber Technology

Dr. André Lehmann

Material Development and Structure Characterization

Dr. Johannes Ganster

Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Büsse


Functional Polymer Systems

Division director
Dr. Armin Wedel

Functional Materials and Devices

Dr. Armin Wedel

Polymers and Electronics

Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Silvia Janietz

Chromogenic Polymers

Dr. Christian Rabe

Sensors and Actuators

Dr. Michael Wegener


Synthesis and Polymer Technology

Division director
Dr. Thorsten Pretsch

Microencapsulation and Polysaccharide Chemistry

Dr. Bert Volkert

Polymer Synthesis

Dr. Antje Lieske

Membranes and Functional Films

Dr.-Ing. Murat Tutus

Shape-Memory Polymers

Dr. Thorsten Pretsch


Life Science and Bioprocesses

Division director
Dr. Ruben R. Rosencrantz

Multifunctional Colloids and Coatings

Dr. Dmitry Grigoriev

Biofunctionalized Materials and (Glyco) Biotechnology

Dr. Ruben R. Rosencrantz

Healthcare, Biomaterials and Cosmeceuticals

Dr. Joachim Storsberg


Pilot Plant Center PAZ

Division director
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bartke

Synthesis and Product Development

Dr. Ulrich Wendler

Scale-up and Pilot Testing

Dipl.-Ing. Marcus Vater

Processing (Fraunhofer IMWS)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Michel


Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO

Division director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Seidlitz
Tailored Materials Prof. Dr. Christian Dreyer

Polymer Development

Prof. Dr. Christian Dreyer

Semi-finished Components

Dr. Sebastian Steffen

Design and Processing Technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Seidlitz

Simulation and Design

Marcello Ambrosio, M. Sc.

Structural Testing and Analytics

Dr. Mathias Köhler


Center for Applied Nanotechnology CAN

Division director Prof. Dr. Horst Weller

Quantum Materials

Dr. Jan Niehaus

Nanomedical Applications

Prof. Dr. Horst Weller

Nanostructured Polymers

Dr. Vesna Aleksandrovic-Bondzic

Nanocellular Interactions

Dr. Neus Feliu Torres

Nanoscale Energy and Structure Materials

Dr. Christoph Gimmler