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. Klaus Blaum (Chairman), Vice-president CPTS, Max-Planck-Society, Munich, Germany

Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff (Vice-Chairman), 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

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

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

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

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