Executive Board

The cfaed Cluster's Executive Board comprises the Director, the Career Development Director, the Strategy Director, and the Operations Director.

The Director is responsible for the overall scientific progress and strategic direction of the Cluster, the implementation and effectiveness of all measures of the program and represents the Cluster in public, to the funding body, and within TU Dresden.

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Strategy Director

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit

The Strategy Director oversees cfaed's underlying principle of the scientific exploratory and inspirational area.


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Career Development Director

Prof. Dr. Karl Leo

The Career Development Director governs and monitors the career development program and heads the International Postgraduate Program.

The Career Development Director's position is a rotational role. Prof. Karl Leo was elected as successor to Prof. Alexander Eychmüller. He took over  in March 2015.

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Operations Director

Dr. Uta Schneider

The Operations Director heads the Clusters Program Office and is therefore responsible for the central coordination, all organizational issues, administration of funds, and relation management especially to industry and university-partners.