Dr. Silvia Schattauer

Dr.-Ing. Sylvia Schattauer was born July 7, 1979, in Zittau.

MAIN RESEARCH FIELDS AND ACTIVITIES:
Deputy Head of the Hydrogen and Carbon Process Technology Division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and responsible for the establishment of the »Green Hydrogen« value chain and technology transfer to the application fields in Central Germany. Member of the board of Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e.V., which is dedicated to the entire value chain of electricity-based hydrogen applications as well as supporting structural change in Central Germany. Deputy spokesperson of the Fraunhofer Hydrogen Network, which is an association of about 30 Fraunhofer institutes in one of the six strategic research fields of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Appointed member of the National Hydrogen Council of the German Federal Government.

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND:
2012-2020: Manager on the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer headquarter in the research division, deputy head of the department Materials and Life Sciences, overall coordinator of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's materials research and responsible for steering key projects across institutes (greater than €10 million) as well as the development of location concepts and profile regions, analysis of technology development and research market for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its institutes, author of the research brochure: »Competence for the Hydrogen Age«, key initiator of the Fraunhofer Hydrogen Network

2007-2010: Research associate at the spinoff Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG in Berlin, responsible for the development of a methanol fuel cell and electrolysis systems with several patents, demonstrator production and laboratory setup for quality assurance

2006-2007: Project coordinator at BAM, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in the field of material recovery of solar cells in the EU project »Resolved«

EDUCATION

2010: Doctorate on the topic: »Hybrid thin film solar cells made of mesoporous titanium dioxide and conjugated polymers« / University of Potsdam in the field of »Soft Matter Physics«

2002-2007: Studies of Electrical Engineering with specialization »Environmental Engineering/Renewable Energies« in Berlin

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