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2015|16 Annual Report Fraunhofer IGB

30 PERSONNEL, PRIZES, AWARDS Professorship for Dr. Steffen Rupp In May 2015, Dr. Steffen Rupp was appointed außerplanmäßi- ger professor at the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology (IGVP), University of Stuttgart. Prior to this, the Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IGB and Head of the Department Molecular Biotechnology was working there as a private lecturer. With the appointment, the university recog- nizes the longstanding teaching of the trained chemist. Rupp has been closely linked with the University since the early 1980ies. In 1990, he completed his studies there with a di- ploma, followed by his doctorate in the field of biochemistry Dr. Svenja Hinderer receives German Student’s Award Awarded annually, the Körber Foundation’s German Student’s Award honors the work of the best junior German scientists. The IGB associate Dr. Svenja Hinderer received the award in November 2015 for her doctoral dissertation “Electrospinning – A Suitable Method to Generate Scaffolds for Regenera- tive Medicine Applications” at the IGVP of the University of tuttgart or her doctorate she had researched artificial heart valves under the direction of Professor Katja Schenke-Layland from Fraunhofer IGB. Hinderer is concurrently Group Manager of Cardiovascular Systems, Biomaterials and Bioimaging within the IGB’s Department of Cell and Tissue Engineering. Science4Life founder award for foxySpec mass spectrometer The founder’s initiative Science4Life e.V. honors annually particularly promising business ideas from science, thereby en- couraging young academic entrepreneurs. In December 2015, a research team led by the IGB engineers Matthias Stier and Stephan Scherle received one of the founders’ awards for the innovative foxySpec mass spectrometer with which one can, for the first time, simultaneously analy e up to different components from both the gaseous and the liquid phase in real time. Through this award, Science4Life e.V. acknowledges the enormous potential of this product development, espe- cially for the process industry. Change of head of administration Long-time IGB’s Head of Administration, Ulrich Laitenberger, moved to the neighboring Fraunhofer Institute for Manu- facturing Engineering and Automation IPA in autumn 2015. The institute’s administration subsequently took on a dual leadership consisting of Katja Rösslein and Michael Bangert. Rösslein, director of human resources, assumes the responsi- bilities of Human Resources and Organization while controller Michael Bangert is responsible for Controlling and Finance. 1 1 2 HIGHLIGHTS 2015