Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V.

The institute is a nonprofit association that researches and develops within the field of microsystem engineering.

Our Mission: Visions to Products

As a reliable partner in the research and development of microsystem technology, we guide you from conception to production.

We invent and develop smart solutions using microsystems engineering: from the idea to the final product.

Problem solvers
We embrace our customers´ challenges and collaborate with them to achieve innovative solutions.

Value Creator
We are one step ahead: we conduct advanced research, safe IP and drive exploitation with our customers.

We serve a global demand with regional roots and international spirit.

Concentrated expertise

With currently six scientific directors at four locations, Hahn-Schickard has a wide array of microsystem engineering expertise at its disposal. At the institute in Villingen-Schwenningen, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfons Dehé is a specialist in silicon-based microsystem technology and Prof. Dr. Oliver Amft in smart embedded systems. For the institute in Freiburg, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Zengerle contributes his expertise in microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and mobile diagnostics; Dr. Felix von Stetten, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Freiburg, works on the vision of so-called molecularly integrated test systems. Prof. Boris Mizaikoff contributes his expertise in the fields of photonics in liquids and gases as well as biomimetic receptors to the Hahn-Schickard portfolio at the Ulm site. The Institute in Stuttgart is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Zimmermann, who specializes in the mounting and connection technology used in microtechnical components as well as their reliability and Dr.-Ing. Karl-Peter Fritz, who has expertise in the field of sensor technology and digital production. The leadership is complemented by managing director Clemens Pecha.

Close relationship with the history of technology

With their inventions, our namesakes Wilhelm Schickard and Philipp Matthäus Hahn set an example for bridging the gap between research and its application. To this day their names have had a formative influence on Baden Württemberg's intellectual history as well as its legacy of producing innovative technology. Since 1989, our corporation bears the names of Württemberg's two scientific giants.

Bodies + committees

Board of Directors
  •     Prof. Dr. Volker Nestle, Festo SE & Co. KG (Chairman)
  •     Thomas Albiez, IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg (Treasurer)
  •     Dr. Florian Krogmann, Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG (Acting Chairman)
  •     Dr. Franz Lärmer, Robert Bosch GmbH (Acting Chairman)
  •     Dr. Wolfgang Spreitzer, Gruner AG (Acting Chairman)
  • Elke Pahleteg   
  • Clemens Pecha
Scientific Directors
  •     Prof. Dr. Oliver Amft (Villingen-Schwenningen + Freiburg)
  •     Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfons Dehé (Villingen-Schwenningen)
  •     Dr.-Ing. Karl-Peter Fritz (Stuttgart)
  •     Prof. Dr. Boris Mizaikoff (Ulm)
  •     Apl. Prof. Dr. Felix von Stetten (Freiburg)
  •     Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Zengerle (Freiburg)
  •     Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Zimmermann (Stuttgart) 
Supervisory Board
  • Undersecretary Susanne Ahmed, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Auer, Steinbeis Foundation
  • Dr. Ludger Bodenbach, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
  • Dr. Kay Fürstenberg, Sick AG
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Gundelsweiler, Institute of Design and Production in Precision Engineering, University of Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Kühl, Vice President at University of Ulm and Director of Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Ulm
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gisela Lanza, Institute of Production Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Mirko Lehmann, IST AG
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mescheder, Furtwangen University, Institute for Applied Research
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Post, Festo AG & Co. KG
  • Jürgen Roth, Lord Mayor, Major District Town VS
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Schäfer, Head of the "Industry, Innovation, Business-Related Research and Digitalization" department at the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Wallrabe, Department of Microsystems Engineering, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg

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