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The Fritz Hüttinger Foundation and the University of Freiburg have signed an endowment agreement establishing the Fritz Hüttinger Professorship for Energy-Efficient Radio-Frequency Electronics at the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH). Together with support from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, a new professorship is thus established, which will focus on engineering aspects of the energy efficiency of micro- and nano-electronic building blocks and circuits, especially those based on compound semiconductors. “The goal of my research and development is to understand and optimize the efficiency and robustness of electrical components and systems in applications in fields such as energy technologies, communications technologies, security technologies, and sensor technologies,” says associate professor Dr. Rüdiger Quay, Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IAF, who accepted the call for the professorship.
The new professorship will be integrated into teaching, especially in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Sustainable Systems Engineering (SSE). Undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students at INATECH will also benefit from the endowment of the Fritz Hüttinger Foundation through scholarships and academic awards in the field of sustainable systems engineering, particularly in materials engineering, systems engineering, electronics, energy engineering, and process engineering.
The already close cooperation between University, INATECH and Fraunhofer IAF will be further strengthened by the new professorship. Students and doctoral candidates will benefit from joint programs in which they can profit from the expertise at Fraunhofer IAF and its state-of-the-art infrastructure. Fraunhofer IAF offers the young scientists the opportunity to gain practical experiences and participate in projects with renowned industrial partners in the field of radio-frequency electronics.
The Fritz Hüttinger Foundation was established in 2006 by Hüttinger’s daughter Gerda Ruf and her husband Dr. Fritz Ruf. The trust supports not only science and research, in particular innovative technologies in the field of electric energy; it also supports the community and promotes civic engagement.
In this video interview our Deputy Director Rüdiger Quay talks about his Fritz Hüttinger Professorship for Energy-Efficient Radio-Frequency Electronics at INATECH at the University of Freiburg.