Supervisory Board

The supervisory board reflects and debates with the MPIE management and shareholders on strategic questions regarding fundamental scientific research related to corporate purpose. It comprises representatives of the federal ministry in charge of the Max Planck Society, the government of North Rhine Westphalia, the Max Planck Society and the Steel Institute VDEh. The composition of the supervisory board is thus a mixture of public representatives, scientists respectively science managers and industry.

Members of the Supervisory Board:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ferdi Schüth (Chairman 2019/2020), Max Planck Society, München, Germany

Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff (Vice-Chairman 2019/2020), Steel Institute VDEh, Düsseldorf, Germany

Martin Baues, Saarstahl AG, Völklingen, Germany

Carl de Maré, ArcelorMittal Belgium N.V., Gent, Belgium

Dr.-Ing. h.c. Hans Fischer, Tata Steel Europe Ltd., Ijmuiden, the Netherlands

Dr. Heribert R. Fischer, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Duisburg, Germany

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Rüdiger, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Axel Schölmerich, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

RD Dr. Peter Schroth, Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Research for Innovation, Bonn, Germany

State Secretary Annette Storsberg, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany

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