Scientific Advisory Board

The scientific advisory board regularly evaluates the institute's research, advising its management on further project development and resource efficiency based on these assessments.

The institute strives to conduct fundamental research with practical applications. This connection is reflected in the composition of the scientific advisory board, comprised of internationally renowned scientists from Germany and abroad, along with industry representatives possessing research and development expertise.

The institute undergoes regular evaluations every three years. Additionally, an extended evaluation occurs every six years, involving two additional members of the advisory board. During this process, all Max Planck Institutes specializing in materials sciences are compared. This comparative assessment aids in planning the institutes' scientific advancement and resource allocation.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Julie Cairney, The University of Sydney, Sydney Camperdown, Australia

Prof. Dr. Fionn Dunne, Imperial College London, London, UK

Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jäger, Christian‐Albrechts‐University (CAU) zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Prof. Dr. Michael John Mills, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Prof. Dr. Eva Olsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Prof. Dr. George Pharr, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Prof. Dr. Mary P. Ryan, Imperial College London, London, UK

Dr. André Schneider, Vallourec Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

Prof. Dr. Christopher A. Schuh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Prof. Dr. Herman Terryn, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brüssel, Belgium

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