W3 Professorship (m/f/d) Interfacial Process Engineering
W3 professorship "Interfacial Process Engineering
UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR INTERFACIAL PROCESS ENGINEERING AND PLASMATECHNOLOGY and FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR INTERFACIAL ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY | AS SOON AS POSSIBLE The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft fill in a joint appointment procedure according to the Karlsruhe model the W3 professorship "Interfacial Process Engineering combined with the membership in the management of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB.
The University of Stuttgart is a leading technically oriented university in Germany in one of the most important high-tech and industrial regions in Europe. It is a reliable employer, a partner for technology transfer and stands for the interdisciplinary integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities, economics and social sciences on the basis of disciplinary top-level research.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB researches, develops and optimizes processes and products in the business areas of health, environmental and climate protection technologies and in the field of sustainable chemistry. Fraunhofer IGB's competencies include biotechnological process development and up-scaling, chemical and electrocatalytic processes, molecular biology, cell systems, virus and phage based biology, next-generation sequencing, the structuring of functional surfaces, water and nutrient management, and membrane technologies. These are complemented by expertise in pilot plant design, analytics, materials science and interfacial technology.
The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB have been cooperating for many years in the corresponding fields of work. The professorship is associated with membership in the management of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, which includes the scientific-technical and entrepreneurial management and development of the institute corresponding to the Fraunhofer model and the entire Fraunhofer strategy.
At the University of Stuttgart, you will head the Institute for Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology (IGVP) and represent interfacial process engineering in teaching and research.
Research activities include the technical design and the characterization of interfaces required for this purpose, the associated processes and methods, and the use of structured interfaces in technical processes. Special attention will be paid to the use of interfaces in medical technology and the design of interfaces for bioprocess engineering.
The teaching area of interfacial process engineering is primarily integrated into the course of chemical and bioengineering or process engineering. They represent this teaching area and also contribute to medical engineering, technical biology, environmental engineering as well as other courses of study. Teaching may be conducted in German or English, although we expect to be able to offer courses in German after a transition period of three years.
The focus of the tasks as a member of the Fraunhofer IGB management is on the short-, medium- and long-term scientific development of the institute's business areas, ensuring excellent scientific quality of the R&D work as well as the acquisition and supervision of research and development projects.
You have an excellent track record in the research and application of interfacial process engineering issues in the above-mentioned fields through high-ranking scientific publications with international visibility or patents and are able to represent the field in the scientific community as competently as towards public research funding and research stakeholders from industry and academia. You bring many years of leadership experience of large, interdisciplinary research groups, experience in strategic planning, acquisition and implementation of large-volume national and international research and development projects in various business areas as well as competencies in increasing the efficiency of development processes and in technology exploitation. Insightful experience in collaboration with non-university research institutions is desired.
For a qualitative evaluation of your previous achievements, we ask you to attach a maximum one-page description of your three most important scientific successes. Conceivable examples are successes in the areas of research, teaching, science and society, knowledge and technology transfer, inventions and patents, software development or spin-offs.
The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law (LHG) apply.
Please send your application with the usual documents (including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, description of the three most important scientific achievements, list of publications, description of teaching activities, main research areas) and a completely filled out applicant data sheet (www.f04.uni-stuttgart.de/documents/Self-Disclosure-Neu.pdf) preferably digitally by December 9, 2022, if possible in a PDF file, to the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bioengineering, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org as well as to the President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer (email@example.com). When sending your application by unencrypted email, please be aware of the risks to the confidentiality and integrity of your application content. Alternatively, paper applications will be accepted. Please direct any questions regarding the current procedure to Prof. Dr. techn. Günter Scheffknecht, Dean of the Faculty,
Versatile projects with a high degree of practical relevance and a great deal of creative freedom in research will await you. The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft pursue a family-friendly personnel policy and offer their employees flexible working hours and support services to help them balance their professional and private lives. The University of Stuttgart has a dual career program to support the partners of appointed individuals:
The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft value and promote the diversity of competencies of their employees and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, and sexual orientation and identity.
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The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft would like to increase the proportion of women in the scientific field and are therefore particularly interested in applications from female scientists. Severely disabled persons are given priority in the case of equal suitability.