Organization

Founded in 1990, GFaI started as a small research association and has developed to an established, global operating research institute since then.

When it comes to technology transfer, GFaI has an exemplary position within the German Research Landscape by successfully transferring innovative research results into industrial products.

Structure

Executive Management

Executive Director
Dr. Frank Weckend

Vice-Executive Director
Silvia Schwochow

GFaI Board

Chairman of the Board
Prof. Dr. Holger Schlingloff, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Vice-Chairman of the Board
Prof. Dr. Alfred Iwainsky, IIEF GmbH, Berlin

Treasurer
Dr. Hans-Günter Weide, Ingenieurbüro Dr. Weide, Berlin

Board Members

  • Dr. Stefan Koch, Axentris Informationssysteme GmbH, Berlin
  • Hans-Joachim Münch, SONOTEC Ultraschallsensorik Halle GmbH
  • Bernd Rhiemeier, AUCOTEAM GmbH, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Stens, Stumhöfer GmbH doreum lux, Ahrensfelde
  • Silvia Schwochow, GFaI e.V., Berlin
  • Dr. Hagen Tiedtke, GFaI e.V., Berlin
  • Dr. Frank Weckend, GFaI e.V., Berlin
Research Advisory Board

Members of the Research Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Mario Beiner (Fraunhofer-IWM, Halle)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Diedrich (ifak e. V., Magdeburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Halang (Fernuniversität Hagen)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hendrix (TH Wildau)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Holstein (SONOTEC GmbH, Halle)
  • Dr. Sebastian Linke (OUT e. V., Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Vesselin Michailov (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Nestler (TU Dresden)
  • Dr. Matthias Pleßow (GFaI e. V., Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Rauchfuß (Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Schlingloff (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Chair
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Stanke (Berlin)
  • Dr. Frank Weckend (GFaI e. V., Berlin)
General Assembly

The general assembly is the main organ of the association. It is composed of personal members and representatives of member companies as well as institutions. The general assembly of GFaI takes place in Berlin twice a year. Persons, companies, universities and other scientific institutions are welcome to become members.

Dates and events