Prof. Ehrenfried Zschech

Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, Dresden, Germany

Prof. Ehrenfried Zschech is Division Director at Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing in Dresden, which he joint in 2009. His responsibilities include micro- and nano-analysis as well as R&D in the field of test systems.
He received his diploma degree in solid-state physics and his Dr. rer. nat. degree from Dresden University of Technology. After hav-ing spent four years as a project leader in the field of metal physics and reliability of micro-electronics interconnects at Research Institute of Nonferrous Metals in Freiberg, he was ap-pointed as a university teacher for ceramic materials at Freiberg University of Techno-logy.
In 1992, he joined the development department at Airbus in Bremen. There he managed the metal physics group and worked on laser-joining metallurgy of light metals. From 1997 to 2009, Ehrenfried Zschech ma-naged the Materials Analysis Department and the Center for Complex Analysis at AMD in Dresden. In this position, he was responsible for the analytical support for process control and technology development, as well as physical failure analysis.
His current research interests are in the areas nanomaterials and nanoanalysis, with the focus on thin film technology and nanotechnology. He has published three books and more than 170 papers in scientific journals in the areas of solid-state physics and materials science. He is honorary professor for nanomaterials at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany. Ehrenfried Zschech was elected as President of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) for 2011/2012.