Institute Structure and Management

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik organizes its R&D activities within Labs and Departments in four research areas: photonics,  integrated quantum technology, III-V electronics, and III-V technology. In these fields, the FBH also closely cooperates with various universities, structurally in the frame of Joint Labs and with comprehensive teaching activities in terms of content. The FBH is managed by Prof. Dr. Günther Tränkle , who also holds the chair for Microwaves and Optoelectronics at Technische Universität Berlin since 2002.

In order to systematically organize its business processes in research and development as well as in technology transfer, the institute uses an efficient, process-oriented integrated management system (IMS). Moreover, three colleagues in the staff unit are responsible for internal and external communications at the FBH. A well-assorted inhouse library provides the scientific and technical colleagues with state-of-the-art journals and literature.

The "Technical Services" maintains frictionless operation of FBH's cleanroom laboratories (approx. 1,300 sqm) and further labs, covering an area of 2,700 sqm. A further cleanroom, which spans an area of around 1,000 sqm, is currently under construction. The ten member service unit ensures undisturbed processes in the laboratories, of the technical infrastructure including power engineering, climate control, and safety technology, as well as surveillance and maintenance of FBH's process technology equipment. The affiliated inhouse CNC precision engineering workshop designs and produces individual workpieces for the research activities.