About Fraunhofer IAF

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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: 285
  • TOTAL BUDGET: 40.8 Mio. €
  • INVESTMENTS: 10.6 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 Group for Defense and Security

Executive Director

Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Ambacher,
© Uni Freiburg, Photographer: Klaus Polkowski
Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Ambacher, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF in Freiburg.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Ambacher

Executive Director

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Executive Director

Oliver Ambacher

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Ambacher

Executive Director

Tullastraße 72
79108 Tullastraße 72, 79108 Freiburg, Germany

Phone +49 761 5159-410

Eva Forstmeier

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Eva Forstmeier

Secretariat

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

Anne-Julie Maurer

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Dr. Anne-Julie Maurer

Head of Marketing and Communications

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-282

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

Michael Schlechtweg

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Dr. Michael Schlechtweg

Deputy Head of Business Unit High Frequency Electronics

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-534

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

Hildegard Brucher

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Hildegard Brucher

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-556

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

Hildegard Brucher

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Hildegard Brucher

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-556

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

Diamond Devices

Christoph Nebel

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Dr. Christoph Nebel

Head of Business Unit Diamond Devices

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-291

Anja Fuchs

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Anja Fuchs

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-417

Fax +49 761 5159-71417

Administration

Beatrix Schwitalla

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Dr. Beatrix Schwitalla

Head of Administration

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-414

Fax +49 761 5159-71414

Anne-Kathrin Hummel

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Anne-Kathrin Hummel

Head of Administration

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-259

Viviane  Zentgraf

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Viviane Zentgraf

Secretariat

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-268

Human Resources

Sabine Rau

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Sabine Rau

Human Resources

Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5159-287

Technical Services

Christa Wolf

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Christa Wolf

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

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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.