The Scientific and Technical Council (STC) is the organization’s internal advisory body. It consists of the directors and senior management of the institutes and an elected representative of the scientific and technical staff of each institute.
The Scientific and Technical Council provides advice to the Executive Board and other constituent bodies in matters of fundamental importance. It issues recommendations concerning research and human resources policy. Furthermore, the Scientific and Technical Council issues statements of opinion concerning the creation of new institutes or the closure of existing institutes, and participates in the appointment of the directors of the institutes.
The official duties of the Scientific and Technical Council are exercised by a standing committee consisting of nine members.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF