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Günther Tränkle

*19.04.1956 born in Bönnigheim, Baden-Württemberg

since 1996
Director of the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik,
Berlin
since 2002
C4-S-Professor  on Microwaves and Optoelectronics at Technische Universität Berlin

Current research interests of the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut:

Research on materials and processes of III-V compound semiconductors, micro- and optoelectronic components, integrated microwave circuits and their applications (microplasmas, laser sensors, lasermetrology, et al.)

Education / Scientific Career / Responsibilites


1975
Abitur, Robert-Mayer-Gymnasium, Heilbronn
1975 - 1981
Study of Physics (Diploma), Universität Stuttgart & TU München
Thesis advisor: Prof. Abstreiter
1982 - 1983
Basic military service
1983 - 1987
Scientific Co-Worker, Department of Physics, Universität Stuttgart
Dissertation: Dr. rer. nat. 1988,
thesis advisor: Prof. Pilkuhn, semiconductor physics
1988 - 1995
Principal Scientist, Walter Schottky Institut (TU München) working on: III-V semiconductor technology, molecular beam epitaxy, pseudomorphic MODFET, 1.55 µm-diode laser et al.
1995 - 1996
Head of Explorative Technologies Department at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF), Freiburg/Brsg.
working on: III-V semiconductor technology, molecular beam- & vapor phase epitaxy, electronic semiconductor devices, high-power diode lasers, integrated infrared detector arrays
1999 - 2000
Chairman of the Board of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
2001 - 2007
Chairman of Center for Microsystems (ZEMI), Berlin
2005 - 2008
Chairman of Section D (Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering) of the Leibniz Association
since 2007
Chairman of OptecBB e.V. (Berlin-Brandenburg Optical Network)
since 2008
Member of acatech (Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften)
since 2008
Representative of Leibniz Association for Technology Transfer
since 2010
Member of the Advisory Board for Research Migration of Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
ca. 270 publications, 2 patemts

Further Responsibilities


Associate Director of the Institute for High-Frequency and Semiconductor System Technologies at TU Berlin (2003 - 2006)
Scientific Advisory Council of BESSY (2005 - 2006) and Jenoptik AG
Consultant for BMBF, BMWi, SenWAF Berlin, German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), DFG, and Carl-Zeiss-Foundation
Co-Founder and Associate of Eagleyard Photonics GmbH, Berlin Microwave Technologies GmbH; Co-Founder of TESAG, IXYS Berlin GmbH, Initiator of the Jenoptik Diode Lab GmbH, Berlin
Chairman of the TESAG Supervisory Board; Member of the Board of Trustees of TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin, Member of the Supervisory Board of TSB Innovationsagentur GmbH and BeMiTec AG
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Berlin Science Night (2007 & 2008)

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