Members of the Senate of the Helmholtz Association

(Status: January 2021)

Elected members:

Prof. Dr. Günter Blöschl
Head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 

Dr. Andrea Grimm
Member of the supervisory boards of IBM Germany and IBM Central Holding

Prof. Dr. Jutta Hanson
Head of the Institute of Electrical Power Systems with Integration of Renewable Energies, TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke
Member of the Board of Directors, Digitalization and Technology, Deutsche Bahn AG

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer
Former Director-General, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Rainer Martens
Former Chairmen of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Executive Board (COO), MTU Aero Engines Holding AG, Munich

Hildegard Müller
President of Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dierk Raabe
Executive Director, Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf

Dr. Jörg Reinhardt
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Swiss pharmaceutical concern Novartis AG

Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mühlheim an der Ruhr

Prof. Dr. Monika Sester
Professor at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Prof. Dr. Sabine Werner
Head of the Tissue Repair & Cancer Research Group, Institute of Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Ex officio Senate members:

Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt
President of the German Rectors' Conference, Bonn

Katharina Fegebank
Senator in the Departmental Authority for Science, Research and Gender Equality, Hamburg

Werner Gatzer
State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin

Anja Karliczek
Federal Minister of Education and Research, Berlin

Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin

Bettina Lentz
State Secretary, Ministry for Finance, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer
President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Munich

Dr. Ulrich Nussbaum
State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin 

Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen
Minister of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westfalia, Düsseldorf

René Röspel
Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Otmar D. Wiestler
President of the Helmholtz Association, Berlin



Prof. Dr. Katja Becker
President of the German Research Foundation, Bonn

Prof Dr. Antje Boetius
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, Director of the Alfred Wegener Insitute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven

Franziska Broer
Managing Director of the Helmholtz Association, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Helmut Dosch
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, Chair of the Executive Board, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Cologne

Prof. Dr. Heike Grassmann
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, Administrative Director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Holger Hanselka
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, President of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)

Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinz
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

Prof. Dr. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr
Vice-Chairperson of the Committee of Scientific-Technical Councils of the Helmholtz Centres, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner
President of the Leibniz Association, Berlin

Elsbeth Lesner
Representative of the Staff and Works Councils of the Helmholtz-Centres, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marquardt
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)

Dr. Stefan Schwartze
Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association, Administrative Director of the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann
President of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences, Munich

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner
Chairperson of the German Council of Science and Humanities, Cologne

Dr. Katrin Wendt-Potthoff
Chairperson of the Committee of Scientific-technical Councils of the Helmholtz Centres, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Magdeburg

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