Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees assesses the research projects and advises the Institute Directorate and the Executive of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with regard to the work programme of Fraunhofer ISE (Status: December, 31, 2016)

Chairman and Deputy Chairman

Dr. Carsten Voigtländer, CEO Vaillant Group
"In recent years, Fraunhofer ISE has become a widely sought contact and generator of ideas for holistic energy system innovations, alongside its excellent competence in photovoltaics."

Dr. Hubert Aulich, CEO SC Sustainable Concepts
"It is particularly impressive that Fraunhofer ISE has continually and successfully developed its field of activities further. It can cover the value chain from materials research up to investigating complete systems with 100 % renewable energy. It will undoubtedly continue its successful course."


Oliver Baudson
TSK Flagsol GmbH, Köln

Dr. Klaus Bonhoff
NOW GmbH, Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellentechnologie, Berlin

Ullrich Bruchmann
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Berlin


Dr. Christian Buchner
Schmid Technology Systems BmbH, Freudenstadt

Ministerialdirigent Martin Eggstein
State Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector
Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart


Daniel Etschmann
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Frankfurt


Hans-Josef Fell
Energy Watch Group (EWG), Hammelburg

Burkhard Holder
VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH, Offenbach

Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Jäger
Solvis GmbH & Co. KG, Braunschweig

Ministerialdirigent Günther Leßnerkraus
State Ministry of Finance and Economics, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart


Sylvère Leu
Meyer Burger Technology AG, Gwatt, Schweiz


Dr. Dirk-Holger Neuhaus
SolarWorld Innovations GmbH, Freiberg


Dr.-Ing. Norbert Pralle
Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart


Dr. Klaus-Dieter Rasch
AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH, Heilbronn

Prof. Dr. Frithjof Staiß
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW), Stuttgart

Dr. Norbert Verweyen
RWE Effizienz GmbH, Dortmund

Prof. Andreas Wagner

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe