Researchers, inventors, creators and designers – around 80 employees currently work at the fem, including scientists and engineers, laboratory technicians and employees in administrative and general services.

There is also a constantly changing number of trainees, diploma, bachelor's and master's candidates, graduate students and foreign scholars. The fem offers career and study orientation as well as courses for primary school students, where a playful insight into the world of metals is possible. By the way: About 60% of our employees are women – because we emphasize the compatibility of work and family.

Director

Dr. Andreas Zielonka
P +49 7171 1006-100

Physical Metallurgy

Dr. Ulrich Klotz
Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-700
Dr. Wolf-Alexander Heiß
Deputy Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-707

Electrochemistry

Dr. Renate Freudenberger
Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-300
Dr. Manfred Baumgärtner
Deputy Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-301

Lights Metals Surface Technology

M. Eng. Christof Langer
Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-500
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stefan Funk
Deputy Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-503

Plasma Surface Technology · Materials Physics

Dr. Martin Fenker
Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-400
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Herbert Kappl
Deputy Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-403

Analytics

Dr. Martin Völker
Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-200
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Harald Merz
Deputy Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-205

Administration

Beate Bäuerle
Assistentin des Institutsleiters
P +49 7171 1006-101
Dipl.-Math. Oec. Susanne Wilsch
Quality Management
P +49 7171 1006-109
Roland Pfeifer
Administration
P +49 7171 1006-106
M.A. Patrick Wais
Communication and Public Relations
P +49 7171 1006-114