We greatly appreciate academic cooperation, also beyond the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. That is why we foster close partnerships with the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, the University of Bayreuth and the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In order to ensure close communication with our partner universities, the heads of division at the IISB are also the heads of the partner chairs and institutes:
|Division at Fraunhofer IISB
|Partner institutes and chairs
|Energy Materials and UWBG Semiconductor Technology
|Institute for Applied Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
|Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Heitmann
|Chair of Electron Devices, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Schulze (also IISB Institute Director)
|Power Electronic Systems
|Chair of Power Electronics, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin März
|Intelligent Energy Systems
|Chair of Electronics for Electrical Energy Storage, University of Bayreuth
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vincent Lorentz
Highly skilled and dedicated professionals are vital not only for us as an institute, but also for the German and European research society and industry. This makes it all the more important to provide students and apprentices with a profound theoretical education without losing sight of practical applicability. To achieve this, Fraunhofer IISB and the Chair of Electron Devices (LEB) at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg have established the µe-bauhaus erlangen-nürnberg. It transfers the teaching concept of the famous Bauhaus Weimar-Dessau-Berlin to the idea of a "Bauhaus of Microelectronics". The triad of studies, laboratory and research & development enables the interlinking of in-depth theoretical knowledge with the high level of practical skills and technical excellence.
An example for a successful cooperation with students from the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is the interdisciplinary group project Evolonic. Within this project, the student team modified an outdated electric vehicle with up-to-date drive train components. The IISB supports Evolonic with technical knowledge, components for the electrification, as well as laboratory equipment and testing facilities for the vehicle modification. For some students, the Evolonic has also been the starting point for a future career at IISB.