Fraunhofer IAF - your partner for state-of-the-art electronics and optoelectronics

High frequency circuits for communication technology, energy-efficient voltage converter modules for electromobility, laser systems for spectroscopy, innovative hardware for quantum computing and diamond-based quantum sensors – this is only a small selection of the developments with which Fraunhofer IAF is advancing the research and development of innovative semiconductor technologies.

Based on III-V semiconductors we develop electronic and optoelectronic devices for a wide range of applications. As one of the leading research facilities worldwide in the area of III-V semiconductors we cover the entire value chain: our core competences range from materials research, design, technology and circuits to modules and systems.

Profile

  • LOCATION: Freiburg
  • FOUNDATION:1957
  • STAFF: 287
  • TOTAL BUDGET: 38.2 Mio. €
  • INVESTMENTS: 6.3 Mio. €
  • RESEARCH: Electronic and optical components based on III-V semiconductors
  • COOPERATIONS: approx. 170 partners in Industry and Research
  • GROUPS:
    • Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics
    • Fraunhofer Segment for Defense & Security VVS
    • Affiliated Partners
The new laboratory building in front of the main building of Fraunhofer IAF.
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The new laboratory building in front of the main building of Fraunhofer IAF. The passerelle leads from the laboratory building to the new MOCVD-hall.

Management of the Institute

Portrait of the executive director of Fraunhofer IAF
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Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Quay

Executive Director

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Executive Director

Rüdiger Quay

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Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Quay

Executive Director

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-410

Johanna Dilger

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Johanna Dilger

Advisor to the Institute Management

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-411

Barbara Trefzger-Zirm

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Barbara Trefzger-Zirm

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-233

Marketing and Communications

Lukas Kübler

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Lukas Kübler

Head of Marketing and Communications

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-261

High Frequency Electronics

Sébastien Chartier

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Dr. Sébastien Chartier

Head of Business Unit High Frequency Electronics

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-446

Thomas Merkle

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Dr. Thomas Merkle

Deputy Head of Business Unit High Frequency Electronics

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-555

Johanna Dilger

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Johanna Dilger

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-411

Power Electronics

Michael  Mikulla

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Dr. Michael Mikulla

Head of Business Unit Power Electronics

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-267

Patrick Waltereit

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Dr. Patrick Waltereit

Deputy Head of Business Unit Power Electronics

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-620

Johanna Dilger

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Johanna Dilger

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-411

Photodetectors

Robert Rehm

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Dr. Robert Rehm

Head of Business Unit Photodetectors

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-353

Volker Daumer

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Dr. Volker Daumer

Deputy Head of Business Unit Photodetectors

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-867

Sabine Metzen

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Sabine Metzen

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-659

Semiconductor Lasers

Ralf Ostendorf

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Dr. Ralf Ostendorf

Head of Businesss Unit Semiconductor Lasers

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-638

Marko Härtelt

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Dr. Marko Härtelt

Deputy Head of Businesss Unit Semiconductor Lasers

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-315

Sabine Metzen

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Sabine Metzen

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-659

Quantum Systems

Ralf Ostendorf

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Dr. Ralf Ostendorf

Head of Business Unit Semiconductor Lasers Deputy Head of Business Unit Quantum Systems

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-638

Ingolf Wittmann

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Ingolf Wittmann

Technology Analyst & Consultant

Anja Fuchs

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Anja Fuchs

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-417

Fax +49 761 5159-71417

Administration

Anne-Kathrin Hummel

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Anne-Kathrin Hummel

Head of Administration

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-259

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Beatrice Scherer

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-415

Fax +49 761 5159-111

Human Resources

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Petra Groß

Teamleader Human Resources

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-277

Technical Services

Andreas  Wagner

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Andreas Wagner

Head of Technical Services

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-428

Sabine Vogel

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Sabine Vogel

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-331

Information Technology

Jörg Seibel

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Dipl.-Phys. Jörg Seibel

Head of Information Technology

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-559

Quality Management

Harald Müller

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Dr. Harald Müller

Head of Quality Management

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-458

More Information

 

Advisory Board

 

Experts from industry, universities and the federal ministries evaluate the research program of Fraunhofer IAF, advising the institute's director and the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

 

How to work with us

 

A cooperation with us is possible in many ways – depending on your goal, type of business and budget. With state-of-the-art technological equipment, strong cooperations and the experience of our scientists, we at Fraunhofer IAF find solutions to your questions. Find out more here.

 

Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

The Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) is the largest cross-site R&D cooperation for micro and nanoelectronics in Europe. It offers a unique range of competences and infrastructures. We are proud to be part of it with our research on high frequency and high power electronics as well as optoelectronics.

 

Quality Management

Fraunhofer IAF uses a quality management system for its R&D activities which is certified by the TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH according to the internationally recognized standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

 

Scientific Integrity

Scientifically experienced and qualified ombudspersons have been appointed in each Fraunhofer institute in order to contribute to the teaching of scientific integrity as well as to advise on conflicts in questions of good scientific practice.