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The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology e.V. is a non-profit research institute; its legal form is a registered association that is institutionally funded by the Free State of Thuringia. Members of this association include public and science institutes, commercial enterprises, and individuals from the business and science worlds.

 Executive Committee

The day-to-day business operations and the management of the research institute are tasks of the executive committee.

Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp     Scientific Director
Frank SondermannAdministrative Director

 Scientific Advisory Council

The scientific advisory council advises the board of trustees and the director in business matters. It analyzes – generally on an annual basis – research services and work plans of the association in a written report.


Prof. Dr. Cornelia Denz                                    University of Münster


Prof. Dr. Heike Ebendorff-HeidepriemUniversity of Adelaide, Australia
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm HübersGerman Aerospace Center, Berlin
Eugen ErmantrautBlink AG, Jena
Prof. Dr. Monika Ritsch-MarteMedical University Innsbruck, Austria
Prof. Dr. Christian SpielmannFriedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Werner MänteleUniversity Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Frank WeicholdU.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA

 Board of Trustees

The board of trustees decides on the appointment, the conditions of appointment, and the dismissal of the members of the association’s board. It decides on the general research goals and medium-term financial and investment plans of the association. The board of trustees monitors the legality, expediency, and cost effectiveness of the executives of the board of the institute. It decides on the guidelines for monitoring the success of scientific research of the institute and its research groups.


Dr. Bernd Ebersold

Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society, Erfurt


Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert

Friedrich Schiller University, Jena


Dr. Petra Wolff


Dr. Ludwin Monz

Klaus Berka


Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn


Carl Zeiss Meditec AG


 Assembly of Members

The assembly of members reviews the annual report and annual financial statement. It approves requests by the board of trustees for article amendments, including requests for the liquidation of the association. 

Membership of Institutions

Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society, Erfurt represented by Dr. Sebastian Stark
City of Jena represented by Lord Mayor Dr. Thomas Nitzsche
Friedrich Schiller University Jena represented by Dr. Jörg Neumann
University of Applied Sciences Jena represented by the President Prof. Dr. Steffen Teichert
CiS, Erfurt

represented by Prof. Dr. Thomas Ortlepp

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden represented by durch Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt    
TÜV Thüringen e.V., Erfurt represented by Volker Höhnisch
4H Jena Engineering GmbH, Jena represented by Michael Boer
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart represented by Dr. Achim Moritz
j-fiber GmbH, Jena represented by Dr. Ulrich Lossen
Sparkasse Jena represented by Michael Rabich

Personal Members

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bartelt                                   Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technologies, Jena
Dr. Klaus Fischer Jena
Elke Harjes-Ecker State Chancellery of Thuringia, Erfurt
Prof. Dr. Hans Eckhardt Hoenig Erlangen
Bernd Krekel Commerzbank AG, Jena
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technologies, Jena/Germany
Frank Sondermann Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technologies, Jena/Germany
Prof. Dr. Herbert Stafast Jena/Germany



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