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January 8, 2013 14:00 - 15:00

Empa, Dübendorf, Theodor-Erismann-Auditorium, VE102


Dr Wolfgang Rossner, Siemens AG, Munich

Leadership of diskussion

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff


Presentation as PDF-file


‚Technical progress starts with materials’ – such or similar statements highlight the importance of materials research in current innovations.  While academic materials research concentrates on gaining new knowledge, industrial research also has to consider market requirements and competitor challenges. Characteristics such as time-to-market, cost-benefit-ratio, profit-earning capacity or the IP situation influence industrial developments, but also require continuous adjustments in development fields and procedures. Based on Siemens scenarios in this lecture the direct link between fundamental materials understanding, development of application-specific material characteristics and product implementation will be explained, and examples of current and future concepts of industrial developments of high performance ceramics will be discussed.

Dr. Wolfgang Rossner is R&D manager at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany, heading the Research Group ‘Ceramics and Powder Metallurgy’ with focus on structural and functional ceramics. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 1984 he joined Siemens AG, Corporate R&D, and was responsible for developments in various fields, such as piezoelectrics, scintillators and lighting phosphors. In 2003 he was promoted head of Siemens Corporate Technology Department for Ceramics. He received the Siemens Innovation Prize for the development of the scintillating ceramic "Lightning UFC" in 1997 and was awarded Siemens Top Innovator in 2007. He holds about 90 patents, has published more than 40 papers and is a member of the German Ceramic Society, German Society for Materials and American Ceramic Society.


The language of the presentation is English
Free entrance, guests are welcome