Prof. Reimund Neugebauer
President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Prof. Reimund Neugebauer was born on June 27, 1953 in Thuringia, Germany.
He studied mechanical engineering at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), where he obtained his doctorate in 1984 and his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) in 1991.
After holding various senior positions in industry, he was appointed as a university lecturer at TUD in 1989, subsequently becoming executive director of the Institute for Forming Technology and Machine Tools in 1990. From 2000 he held the position of managing director of the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Processes at Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz).
On October 1, 2012, Prof. Neugebauer was appointed the 10th President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
With his profound management and R&D background, he is responsible for research, science policy and international affairs. During his presidency, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft grew by around 10,000 employees and increased its research budget by around one billion euros.
Prof. Neugebauer has been co-chair of the High-Tech Forum and is member of the Steering Committee of the In-novation Dialog, working closely with the Federal Chancellor and other representatives of the federal government, science, industry and society. He is also a member of the Steering Committees of the Industrie 4.0 and Lernende Systeme platforms, which are joint undertakings involving the government, industry, professional associations and the scientific community.
Prof. Neugebauer’s many other distinctions include the Order of Merit of the German State of Saxony and the Officer‘s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.