Dr.-Ing. Sylvia Schattauer

Phone: +49 5323 72-3018

Areas of responsibility

  • Directive authority and coordination of the divisions
  • University development and university strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Appointment matters
  • Public relations, marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Information infrastructure and management, digitalization (CIO)
  • Computer Center
  • University Library
  • IT and Statistics (Dec 2)
  • China Competence Center
  • Quality Management
  • Data Protection
  • Other matters not explicitly assigned to the Vice Presidents
Professional career
1979Born on 7.7. in Zittau
2002 - 2007Studied electrical engineering specializing in environmental technology/renewable energies in Berlin
2006 - 2007Project coordinator at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in the field of material recovery from solar cells for the EU project "Resolved" for the recovery of solar cells
2007 - 2010Research assistant at the spin-off Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG in Berlin, responsible for the development of methanol fuel cell and electrolysis systems with several patents, demonstrator production and laboratory setup for quality assurance
2010Doctorate on the topic: "Hybrid thin-film solar cells made of mesoporous titanium dioxide and conjugated polymers" / University of Potsdam in the field of "Soft Matter Physics" 2012 - 2020 Manager in the executive staff of the Fraunhofer headquarters in the research division, deputy head of the Materials and Life Sciences department, overall coordinator of materials and Materials Research of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and responsible for the management of cross-institute key projects (over 10 million euros) as well as the development of location concepts and profile regions, analysis of technology development and the research market for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its institutes, author of the research brochure: "Competence for the Hydrogen Age", key initiator of the Fraunhofer Hydrogen Network
2019 - 2022Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle/Saale

2022 - 2023

Acting Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES. With the establishment and operation of three Hydrogen Labs at Fraunhofer, a digitally networked infrastructure with test and qualification capacities for the necessary electrolysis and fuel cell systems of over 25 megawatts was created for the first time. - Deputy Head of the Hydrogen and Carbon Process Technology Division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and responsible for establishing the "green hydrogen" value chain and technology transfer to the fields of application in Central Germany - Board member of Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e.V., which is dedicated to the entire value chain of electricity-based hydrogen applications and supporting structural change in Central Germany - Deputy spokesperson for the Fraunhofer Hydrogen Network, an association of around 30 Fraunhofer Institutes in one of the six strategic research fields of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
since 11/2023President of the TU Clausthal