Executive Board

The cfaed Coordinator, the Career Development Director and the Program Management Director together form the Cluster's Executive Board.


The Coordinator 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.

Portrait Prof. Karl Leo

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 limited to two years. Prof. Karl Leo was elected as successor to Prof. Alexander Eychmüller. He took over  in March 2015.

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Program Management Director

Dr. Uta Schneider


The Program Management 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.