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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.-WA Ralf Taubner
Research Associate

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

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

Meltblown Nonwovens,  Chemical Treatment, Biopolymers, Textile Filter
 

Dr.-Ing. Barbara Schimanz
Research Associate

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

Dipl.-Ing. Tim Hühnerfürst
Research Associate

Spunbonded Nonwovens, Meltblown Nonwovens, Chemical Bonding, Materials

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

Spunlaced Nonwovens, Nonwoven Composites, Carded Nonwovens, Measurment Technique

 

Liana Lein, M. Sc.
Research Associate

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

Johannes Leis, M. Sc.
Research Associate

Textile Recycling, Sustainability
 

Dipl.-Chem. Wolfgang Schilde
Research Associate

Nonwovens, Textile Recycling
 

 

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

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

 

 

Textile Leightweight Engineering

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

Recycling and Processing of High Performance Fibres (Nonwovens)

Dipl.-Ing. Günther Thielemann
Research Associate

Composites: Technology and Components

Christopher Albe, M. Sc.
Research Associate

rCF-Nonwovens, Construction, Thermoplastic Composites
 

Nicole Preßler, M. Sc.
Research Associate

rCF-Nonwovens, Composites
 

 

 

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

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

Smart textiles, solar textiles, sensor technology, network development
 

Dipl.-Ing. Heike Metschies
Research Associate

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

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

Reinforcing structures, special textiles, textile machine development

Dipl.-Ing. Franziska Ebert
Research Associate

Special textiles

Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Helbig
Research Associate

Lightweight construction, fibre composite plastics, component development
 

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Metzner
Research Associate

Textile machine construction, embroidery, KEMAFIL® technology
 

Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Herrmann
Research Associate

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

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

Smart textiles, protective textiles, knitting, hosiery
 

Dipl.-Ing. Corinna Falck
Research Associate

Building textiles, functionalisation of textiles, smart textiles

 

Dipl.-Biol. Jens Mählmann
Research Associate

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

Sebastian Jobst, B. Eng.
Research Associate

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

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
 

Dr. rer. nat. Marén Gültner
Research Associate

Textile-based composite structures, surface functionalisation

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

Textile Laser Applications 
 

 

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. (FH) Sarah Lysann Zedler
Research Associate

Functional printing, surface functionalisation
 

Dipl.-Ing. Marco Sallat
Research Associate

Ecology, environmental analysis, microbiological testing
 

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

Dipl.-Ing. Angela Geu
Research Associate

Tests according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

 

Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Lungwitz
Research Associate

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

Tobias Richter, M. Sc.
Research Associate

Functional printing, surface functionalisation, material characterisation

Dr. rer. nat. Sabine Kaufmann
Research Associate

Instrumental pollutant analysis, material characterisation
 

 

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.-Ing. Falko Schubert
Research Associate

Automated customised textile production, robotics and safety systems

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

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, work organisation and learning systems

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


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

Dipl.-Geogr. Marco Barteld
Research Associate

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, databases and data protection

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

Automated customised textile production, robotics and smart logistics systems

Dr. rer. nat. Steffen Seeger
Research Associate


Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, retrofit and artificial intelligence

Dipl.-Betriebswirt (BA) Sven Reichel
Research Associate

Digitalisation of manufacturing processes, modelling and simulation

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.-Ing. Petra Fischer
Research Associate

Patent Officer

Dr. rer. nat. Anna Große
Research Associate

EU projects, Project Management, Networks

Dipl.-Ing. Romy Naumann
Research Associate

EU projects, Project Management, Networks

 

 

Testing

Dipl.-Ing. Marian Hierhammer
Manager Accredited Test Lab

 

Patrick Reinhardt, M. Sc.
Research Associate

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

Doreen Becker
Textile Laboratory Assistant

Specialisation in warning and foul weather testing

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

Textile physical testing

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Vogel
Research Associate

Specialisation in garments with electrostatic properties

Dipl.-Ing. Ute Kreißig
Technical Assistance

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

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

Mathias Kermer
Textile Laboratory Assistant

Testing of geosynthetics and fibre composites, Load securing tests

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
 

Daniela Beck
Specialist Certifier

Heat and flame protective clothing, fire hoods

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

Multifunctional protective clothing for all industrial sectors

Theresa Pietschmann, B. Sc.
Specialist Certifier

Heat and flame protective clothing

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

Certification department geosynthetics

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

Warning and foul weather protective clothing

René Beyer
Specialist Certifier

Specialisation in arc flash testing

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

Multifunctional protective clothing for all industrial sectors

Dipl.-Ing. Linda Müller
Specialist Certifier

Multifunctional protective clothing for all industrial sectors

Dipl.-Ing. Sibylle Fritzsche
Specialist Certifier

Specialisation in protective gloves

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