The IFW Dresden is a non-profit research institute in the legal form of a registered association. The purpose of the association is fundamental and applied research in the fields of solid state and materials research as well as the training of young scientists and staff. The IFW’s statutory organs are the Executive Board, the Board of Trustees, the Scientific Advisory Board and the General Meeting. The IFW is organized in five Institutes and the departments Research Technology, Finance & Controlling and Administrative Services.
The IFW is led by an Executive Board consisting of the Scientific Director and the Administrative Director who are in charge of IFW as a whole. They report to the Board of Trustees and are adviced by the Scientific Advisory Board. Internally they are advised by the Board of Directors.
The scientific work of the IFW Dresden is organisationally structured into five IFW Institutes, each headed by an Institute Director that is jointly appointed as full professor at Technische Universität Dresden or Technische Universität Chemnitz. Research teams of all five IFW Institutes work together in the joint IFW Research Program.
Head: Juliane Schmidt
+49 (0) 351 4659 200
The Department Finance and Controlling includes:
Head: Prof. Dr. Dirk Lindackers
+49 (0) 351 4659 580
The Research Technology Department has cross-sectional character. It supports the IFW Institutes with the realization of unique research facility and equipment in cases where such equipment is not commercially available. Usually, our scientific experiments require equipment that ensures the highest precision in movements and measurements in extreme temperature and pressure conditions. Additionally, the research technology department runs the IT infrastructure of IFW Dresden.