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Dipl.-Ing. Christian Broer

Abteilungsleiter Validierung und Zuverlässigkeit / Head of Department Validation and Reliability

Christian Broer, a graduate mechanical engineer, has developed industrial mechatronic drive components for aerospace, public transport, the navy, and the army. He joined the Fraunhofer IWES in [...]

M.Sc. Rouven Brune

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

Rouven Brune, M.Sc. Marine Geoscience, has been employed as a research associate at the Fraunhofer IWES in the “Integrated geophysical site characterization” group since December 2019. His key [...]

M.Sc. Enno Dietrich

Projektkoordinator / Project coordinator

Enno Dietrich has held various positions in the wind energy industry since 2008, most recently at the Fraunhofer IWES in Bremerhaven since 2016. Since 2018, he has been a member of the RAVE [...]

Dr. Martin Dörenkämper

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

Martin Dörenkämper, who holds a doctorate in physics and energy meteorology, has been researching the interaction of atmospheric currents and wind farms since 2011. He joined the Fraunhofer IWES in [...]

Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Eich

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

On completion of his degree at the Dresden University of Technology, mechanical engineer Norbert Eich initially put plugs and assemblies through their paces with a shaker at a small independent [...]

Dr.-Ing. Katharina Fischer

Senior Scientist

Katharina Fischer has been a Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IWES in Hanover since 2012. After completing her degree in electrical engineering and earning a doctorate in mechanical engineering, she [...]

Dr. Julia Gottschall

Chief Scientist

Julia Gottschall, who holds a doctorate in wind physics, has been employed as a senior scientist at the Fraunhofer IWES in Bremerhaven since 2011. As project manager of the national subproject funded [...]

M.Sc. Matthis Graßmann

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

Matthis Graßmann, M.Sc., has been working at the Fraunhofer IWES since May 2019 and specializes in the FE simulation of rolling bearings. His core competences include computational simulations in [...]

Dr. Bernhard Lange

Bereichsleiter Windparkplanung / Division Manager Wind Farm Development

Bernhard Lange is a division manager for the topic of “Wind farm development” at the Fraunhofer IWES. He studied physics at the Universities of Konstanz, Edinburgh, and Oldenburg before earning [...]

Dr. Eng. Mareike Leimeister

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Research associate

Mareike Leimeister, who holds an engineering doctorate in renewable energy marine structures, has been researching the fully coupled system behavior of floating wind turbines and design optimization [...]

M.Sc. Oliver Menck

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

Oliver Menck graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and mechatronics before accepting a position at the Fraunhofer IWES. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary, complex, [...]

M.Sc. Karoline Pelka

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Research associate

Karoline Pelka, M.Sc., is a mathematician and has been a research associate at Fraunhofer IWES since 2016. She investigates matters concerning the reliability of wind turbines by analyzing field data [...]

Prof. Andreas Reuter

Institutsleiter / Managing Director

Andreas Reuter works as professor for wind energy technology at the Leibniz University of Hannover and is the Managing Director of Fraunhofer IWES with a total of 250 scientific employees and a [...]

M.Sc. Juliane Schneider

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Research associate

Juliane Schneider, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, has been working in the Validation and Reliability department at the Fraunhofer IWES site in Hanover since May 2020. As a research associate, she [...]

Steffen Sø​​​​​​​rensen

Key account manager Dänemark / Denmark

Steffen Sørensen has been working at leading wind turbine manufacturers for more than 20 years and his core skills lie in mechanical system and overall WTG system engineering. In recent years, his [...]

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stammler

Senior Engineer

Matthias Stammler is a Senior Engineer at the IWES’ Large Bearing Laboratory. He develops, acquires, and works on projects in the field of rolling bearing research. Matthias studied vehicle [...]

Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Thomas

Gruppenleiter Gesamtanlagendynamik / Group Manager Global Turbine Dynamics

Philipp Thomas, a mechanical engineer, has been conducting research in the field of the dynamics of wind turbines at the Fraunhofer IWES since 2012. He develops numerical models for the load [...]

Dr. Lukas Vollmer

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

Lukas Vollmer uses flow models and an immense quantity of wind farm data in his work at the Fraunhofer IWES aimed at better understanding of wind farm performance. His doctoral thesis investigated [...]

M.Sc. Marcus Wiens

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

Marcus Wiens, M.Sc. Energy Engineering, has been working as a research associate at Fraunhofer IWES since 2019. His work focuses on the development of control systems for wind turbines and the [...]

M.Sc. Vincent Wilms

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Research associate

After studying wind energy technology and embedded system design, Vincent Wilms began working in the field of measuring technology for a wind turbine manufacturer. He has been part of the Application [...]