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Prof. Dr. Ralf B. Wehrspohn
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Executive Vice President,
Technology Marketing and Business Models
Ralf B. Wehrspohn is a member of the Executive Board of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He leads the board area Technology Marketing and Business Models. Ralf B. Wehrspohn studied physics at the University of Oldenburg and received his doctorate at the École Polytechnique in France. He became a professor at the University of Paderborn. In between he worked in industry at Philips Research in London and habilitated at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Halle. From 2006 till 2019 he was head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle. Ralf B. Wehrspohn's work focuses on nanotechnology and microstructure elucidation and increasingly on the digitisation of materials. Ralf B. Wehrspohn is the Heinz Maier Leibniz Prize winner of the German Research Foundation, the winner of the DOW Chemical Science Association Prize and the Innovation Prize of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology MIT. The Financial Times Deutschland ranked him among the 101 most innovative minds in Germany in 2004.