FUTURAS IN RES
Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch

Director Fraunhofer Institute für Mechanics of Material IWM

Personal Statement

"Materials and their evolving microstructure must be regarded as an integral part of manufacturing for a biological transformation to become successful."

Work experience

2016 –Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB
2001 –Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM Freiburg, Germany
2001 –Full professor for Mechanics of Materials at the Institute for Applied Materials IAM, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Germany
2012Researcher in Residence, International Center for Materials Research, University of California, Santa Barbara (6 months)
2006Visiting Professor, School of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (5 months)
1997 – 2001Head (C3) of the Research Group »Modelling and Simulation of Thin Film Phenomena«, Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research, Stuttgart, Germany
1992 – 1996Research Associate (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research, Stuttgart, Germany
1992Visiting Scientist, University of Oxford, UK (4 months)
1991 – 1992Research Associate, Imperial College, London, UK
1989Visiting Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (6 months)

Course of studies

1991Dr. rer. nat. (with distinction), University of Stuttgart, Germany for thesis entitled (in English) Atomistic Study of two dimensional Defects in Metals: Cracks and Interfaces
1988 – 1991Scholarship, Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
1988Diploma in Physics, »Structure of hetero phase interfaces in the Ag/Ni system«
1982 – 1990Student of Economics, University (Gesamthochschule) Hagen, Germany
1981 – 1988Student of Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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