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Dr. Hubert Jäger appointed at “Technische Universität Dresden”

News International-French

29 Apr 2014

Dr. Hubert Jäger, head of SGL Group's R&D organization, has been appointed to Chair of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology and will take up his lecturing role at Technische Universität Dresden beginning of the winter semester 2014/2015.

Under the leadership of institute director Prof. Werner Hufenbach, the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) at TU Dresden has become one of the leading national and international research institutes in the fields of lightweight engineering and polymer technology. It is one of the key institutes of TU Dresden, with more than 200 employees and external funding of €12.5 million in 2013. Prof. Hufenbach is regarded as one of the leading figures in the field of lightweight engineering, also thanks to his intensive collaboration with industry and the founding of various companies. The research area of lightweight engineering is a strategically important topic for TU Dresden, and will be pursued further under the leadership of Dr. Hubert Jäger.

Dr. Hubert Jäger (58) studied chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, where he obtained a doctorate in carbon-fiber polymer composite materials. Since joining SIGRI (the forerunner of SGL Group) in 1986, he has held various operational and technological managerial roles in the Group, including the fields of cathodes and graphite electrodes. Since 2004, Dr. Hubert Jäger has headed SGL Group's "Technology & Innovation" research facility, which now has 160 employees. In this time, he made the Meitingen location the focal point of research activities, building up a state-of-the-art research infrastructure with laboratory, and testing facilities and pilot plants. The guiding principles of his work were fostering close collaboration between industry, science, and research and, in particular, setting up networks. He has represented SGL Group in various external committees and network initiatives.

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