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In the following, you will find the most important contact persons from the individual research and service areas of our STFI.

Do you have questions about specific topics or are you interested in a cooperation? Please contact us. Our competent team will be happy to provide you with information on current research projects or services offered in the field of testing and certification.

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Management

Dr. Heike Illing-Günther
Managing Director

Claudia Bartl
Management Assistant

 

 

Research

Dr.-Ing. Yvette Dietzel
Research Director

 

 

Administration

Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Tim Wittwer
Head of Commercial Sector

Sylvia Rosenblatt
Human Resources

Dipl.-Ing. Marion Seidel
Project Controlling

 

 

Nonwovens

Patrick Engel, M. Sc.
Manager Center of Excellence in Nonwovens

Needle-punched Nonwovens, Fibre Nonwovens, Spunlaced Nonwovens

Dipl.-Ing. Tim Hühnerfürst
Research Associate

Spunbonded Nonwovens, Meltblown Nonwovens, Chemical Bonding, Materials

Johannes Leis, M. Sc.
Research Associate

Textile Recycling, Sustainability

Dipl.-WA Ralf Taubner
Research Associate

Spunbonded Nonwovens, Meltblown Nonwovens, Needle-punching and Finishing of Spunbonded Nonwovens, Biopolymers

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Nestler
Research Associate

Spunlaced Nonwovens, Nonwoven Composites, Carded Nonwovens, Measurment Technique

Dipl.-Chem. Wolfgang Schilde
Research Associate

Nonwovens, Textile Recycling

Dipl.-Ing. Chem. (FH) Johanna Spranger
Research Associate

Meltblown Nonwovens,  Chemical Treatment, Biopolymers, Textile Filter

Liana Lein, M. Sc.
Research Associate

Nonwoven Composites, Biopolymers, Natural Fibres, Wipes, Spunlaced Nonwovens, Textile Filter

Dipl.-Ing./Dipl.-WI Ina Sigmund
Research Associate

Preparation and Quality Assessment of Natural Fibres, Sliver and Yarn Manufacturing, Fibre Nonwovens, Nonwoven Composites

Dr.-Ing. Barbara Schimanz
Research Associate

Needle-punched Nonwovens, Nonwoven Composites, Needle-punched Spacer Nonwovens, Textile Filter

 

 

Textile Leightweight Engineering

Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Marcel Hofmann
Manager Center for Textile Lightweight Engineering

Recycling and Processing of High Performance Fibres (Nonwovens)

Christopher Albe, M. Sc.
Research Associate

rCF-Nonwovens, Construction, Thermoplastic Composites

Nicole Preßler, M. Sc.
Research Associate

rCF-Nonwovens, Composites

Dipl.-Ing. Günther Thielemann
Research Associate

Composites: Technology and Components

 

 

Technical woven and knitted Fabrics

Dipl.-Ing. Elke Thiele
Manager Technical woven and knitted Fabrics

Smart textiles, protective textiles, luminous and sensor textiles, knitting, warp knitting, cut protection, processing of optical fibres, textiles for water and exhaust air purification, engineering biology and applied hydrobiology, medical textiles

Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Helbig
Research Associate

Lightweight construction, fibre composite plastics, component development

Dipl.-Ing. Corinna Falck
Research Associate

Building textiles, functionalisation of textiles, smart textiles

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Frank Weigand
Research Associate

Smart textiles, solar textiles, sensor technology, network development

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Metzner
Research Associate

Textile machine construction, embroidery, KEMAFIL® technology

Dipl.-Biol. Jens Mählmann
Research Associate

Textiles for water and exhaust air purification, engineering biology and applied hydrobiology, medical textiles, embroidery

Dipl.-Ing. Heike Metschies
Research Associate

Building textiles, textiles for concrete reinforcement, textiles for gardening, landscaping and hydraulic engineering

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Manuela Fritzsch
Research Associate

Smart textiles, protective textiles, knitting, hosiery

Sebastian Jobst, B. Eng.
Research Associate

Reinforcing structures, intelligent textiles in care and medicine, nets and ropes, textile machine development

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Franz Klötzer
Research Associate

Reinforcing structures, special textiles, textile machine development

Dipl.-Ing. Franziska Ebert
Research Associate

Special textiles

Dipl.-Phys. Nadine Liebig
Research Associate

Intelligent textiles in care and medicine

 

 

Functionalisation I Chemical Analytics

Dr.-Ing. Frank Siegel
Manager Functionalisation I Chemical Analytics

Printing Technologies, Functional Printing
 

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Sarah Lysann Zedler
Research Associate

Functional printing, surface functionalisation
 

Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Lungwitz
Research Associate

Composite production, UV cross-linking, surface functionalisation, material characterisation

Dr. rer. nat. Marén Gültner
Research Associate

Textile-based composite structures, surface functionalisation

Dipl.-Ing. Marco Sallat
Research Associate

Ecology, environmental analysis, microbiological testing

Tobias Richter, M. Sc.
Research Associate

Functional printing, surface functionalisation, material characterisation

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dirk Wenzel
Research Associate

Textile Laser Applications

Dr. rer. nat. Katja Trommler
Research Associate

Textile chemical and human ecological testing, Tests according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, Material characterisation, permeation and fogging

Dr. rer. nat. Sabine Kaufmann
Research Associate

Instrumental pollutant analysis, material characterisation

Dr. rer. nat. Antje Melzer
Research Associate

Textile chemical and human ecological testing, testing according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, instrumental pollutant analysis, material characterisation

Dipl.-Ing. Angela Geu
Research Associate

Tests according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

Gino Vogel, M. Sc.
Research Associate

Textile-based composite structures

 

 

Digitisation I Industry 4.0

Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Zschenderlein
Manager Intelligent production systems, modelling and process management

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes

Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Andreas Böhm
Research Associate


Interconnected machine systems, digitalisation of manufacturing processes, responsible for technical setup of the research and test field

Dr. rer. nat. Steffen Seeger
Research Associate


Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, retrofit and artificial intelligence

Dipl.-Ing. Falko Schubert
Research Associate

Automated customised textile production, robotics and safety systems

Dipl.-Geogr. Marco Barteld
Research Associate

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, databases and data protection

Dipl.-Betriebswirt (BA) Sven Reichel
Research Associate

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, modelling and simulation

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Sandra Döhler
Research Associate

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, work organisation and learning systems

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Pfaff
Research Associate

Automated customised textile production, robotics and smart logistics systems

Konstantin Fichtner, B. Eng.
Research Associate

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, BlockChain, AR/VR Applications

 

 

International Cooperation I Transfer

Dr.-Ing. Yvette Dietzel
Manager International Cooperation I Transfer I Communication

Dr. rer. nat. Anna Große
Research Associate

EU projects, Project Management, Networks

Dipl.-Ing. Romy Naumann
Research Associate

EU projects, Project Management, Networks

Dr.-Ing. Petra Fischer
Research Associate

Patent Officer

 

 

Testing

Dipl.-Ing. Marian Hierhammer
Manager Accredited Test Lab

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Susann Meier
Manager Textile Physical Laboratory

Textile physical testing

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Catrin Helbig
Deputy Head of Testing Laboratory

Textile physiological and ergonomic testing, examination of penetration/protective behaviour, colour fastness test, weathering test, burning test

Patrick Reinhardt, M. Sc.
Research Associate

Textile physiological and ergonomic tests (skin model), assessment of sun protection textiles, damage analysis and complaint processing

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Vogel
Research Associate

Specialisation in garments with electrostatic properties

Mathias Kermer
Textile Laboratory Assistant

Testing of geosynthetics and fibre composites, Load securing tests

Doreen Becker
Textile Laboratory Assistant

Specialisation in warning and foul weather testing

Dipl.-Ing. Ute Kreißig
Technical Assistance

Testing of filter media (air filtration) and particle filtering half masks

Dipl.-Ing. Ulf Niersmann
Technical Assistance

Testing of filter media (air filtration) and particle filtering half masks

 

 

Certification

Dipl.-Inform. Hendrik Beier
Manager Certification Department

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Astrid Schilling
Research Associate

Certification department geosynthetics

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marion Dixneit
Deputy Head of Certification Department

Multifunctional protective clothing for all industrial sectors

Daniela Beck
Specialist Certifier

Heat and flame protective clothing, fire hoods

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ute Meier
Specialist Certifier

Warning and foul weather protective clothing

Dipl.-Ing. Linda Müller
Specialist Certifier

Multifunctional protective clothing for all industrial sectors

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Berit Böhme
Specialist Certifier

Multifunctional protective clothing for all industrial sectors

René Beyer
Specialist Certifier

Specialisation in arc flash testing

Dipl.-Ing. Sibylle Fritzsche
Specialist Certifier

Specialisation in protective gloves

Theresa Pietschmann, B. Sc.
Specialist Certifier

Heat and flame protective clothing


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