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Boards of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR)

According to the HZDR bylaws, the official bodies of the association are:

  • Supervisory Board ("Kuratorium")
  • The Board of Directors ("Vorstand")
  • Scientific Advisory Board ("Wissenschaftlicher Beirat")
  • General Assembly ("Mitgliederversammlung")
  • Scientific-Technical Council ("Wissenschaftlich-Technischer Rat")

The Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is the main supervisory body of the HZDR. It monitors the legality, expediency, and economic efficiency of the management by the Board of Directors and decides on important research-relevant and financial matters. The Supervisory Board may give instructions to the Board of Directors in important research-relevant and financial matters as well as the implementation of control mechanisms designed to review the success of scientific and technical activities (Last update: August 2, 2021).

  • MinDirig’in Oda Keppler (Chair)
    Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • MDg Dr. Babett Gläser (Co-chair)
    Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism
  • Prof. Dr. med. D. Michael Albrecht
    Medical Director, CEO | University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden
  • Dr. Ute Bergner
    President | VACOM Vakuum Komponenten & Messtechnik GmbH, Jena
  • Prof. Dr. Burkard Hillebrands (Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, see below)
    TU Kaiserslautern | Department of Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena | Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich
    President | Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

The Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Board of Directors in any and all scientific-technical matters of fundamental relevance, such as e.g. strategy and planning of HZDR’s research and development activities, or evaluation of the results (Term 07/2021-06/2024).


  • Prof. Dr. Burkard Hillebrands (Chair | Research Field „Matter“)
    TU Kaiserslautern | Department of Physics

Research Field "Matter":

  • Prof. Dr. Mei Bai

    Stanford Linear Accelerator Center | Stanford University

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Christianen
    Radboud University Nijmegen | High Field Magnet Laboratory
  • Prof. Dr. Kathrin Dörr
    Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg | Institute of Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eckern
    Augsburg University | Institute of Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Gies
    University of Jena | Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Franz X. Kärtner
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
  • Prof. Dr. Victor Malka
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Dr. Henri-Claude Nataf
    ISTerre (Insitut des Sciences de la Terre - Institute of Earth Science) | University Grenoble Alpes
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Arno Synal
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich | Department of Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Weig
    Technische Universität München | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Field "Energy":

  • Dr. Melissa Denecke
    International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna International Centre | Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences Department of Nuclear Applications
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Flamme
    FH Münster University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Michael Fuchs
    PreussenElektra GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Gleeson
    GFZ Potsdam | Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry
  • Prof. Dr. J. A. M. (Hans) Kuipers
    Technical University Eindhoven | Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Repke
    TU Berlin | Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schäfer
    University of Jena | Institute of Geosciences

Research Field "Health":

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Bortfeld
    Massachusetts General Hospital | Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Prof. Dr. Rob Coppes
    Rujksuniversiteit Groningen | Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Hellwig
    University Hospital Regensburg | Department of Nuclear Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Corry Marijen
    Nederlands Kanker Instituut
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Mitterhauser
    General Hospital of Vienna | Hospital Pharmacy and Dep. Biomedical Image and Image-Guidet Therapy, Division of Nuclear Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Seliger
    Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg | Institute of Medical Immunology
  • Prof. Dr. Sybille Ziegler
    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich | Preclinical Research

The General Assembly

Members of the association are legal entities and natural persons. All members build the general assembly, which is entitled to main rights according to the German association law (Last update: August 2, 2021).

  • represented by: Dr. Peter Schroth
    Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Federal Minister of Education and Research
  • represented by: Dr. Annerose Beck
    Free State of Saxony, represented by the Saxon State Minister of Science, Culture and Tourism
  • Prof. Dr. G. Bernhard
  • City of Dresden, represented by the mayor, Mr. Dirk Hilbert
  • Raymond Haböck
    Head of the Dresden branch, Siemens AG
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Helm
  • Dr. Diana Stiller
    Administrative Director, HZDR
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Michaelis
    Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger
    Rector, TU Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Salchert
    Rector, HTW Dresden - University of Applied Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt
    Scientific Director, HZDR
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Wosnitza


  • Prof. Dr. Peter Fulde
    Gründungsdirektor Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Dresden
  • Dr. Frank Schmidt
  • Prof. P. August Schubiger