Fraunhofer IFF Institute Management

The Institute’s Management Duo

Prof. Julia Arlinghaus has been at the helm of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg since October 1, 2019.

Dr. Dirk Berndt became Deputy Director on January 1, 2021.

Julia Arlinghaus

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Prof. Dr. Julia Arlinghaus

Director

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Sandtorstr. 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-477

Fax +49 391 4090-473

Dirk Berndt

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Dr.-Ing. Dirk Berndt

Deputy Director

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Sandtorstr. 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-224

Prof. Julia C. Arlinghaus, Director

Professional Career
10/2019–present Director, Fraunhofer-Institut für Fabrikbetrieb und -automatisierung IFF Magdeburg
10/2019–present Chair of the Department of Production Systems and Automation, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
8/2017–9/2019 W3 Professor of the Management of Industrie 4.0 / Management of Digitalization and Automation, RWTH Aachen
5/2013–7/2017 Associate Professor of Network Optimization in Production and Logistics, Adjunct Professor since 8/2017, Jacobs University Bremen
1/2012–3/2013 Consultant, Porsche Consulting GmbH, Bietigheim-Bissingen
9/2008–11/2011 Graduate assistant, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
1/2005–8/2008 Research associate and project manager, Bundesvereinigung für Logistik (BVL), Bremen

EDUCATIOn
9/2008–9/2011 Doctorate in economics finance, University of St. Gallen
10/2002–11/2007 Diplom degree in engineering management, University of Bremen
3/2007–7/2007 DAAD grant, Research into Artifacts Center for Engineering (RACE), Tokyo University, Japan

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
10/2021–present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, BVL Bundesvereinigung Logistik e.V.
6/2021–present Member, CCI Magdeburg Industry Board
5/2021–present Member of the Advisory Board, MOSOLF SE & Co. KG, Kirchheim unter Teck
4/2021–present Member of the Executive Board, Daimler and Benz Foundation
2/2021–present Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities

Executive Assistants to the Director

Ines Trübe

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Dipl.-Päd. Ines Trübe

Office of the Director/Office Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Sandtorstr. 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-471

Fax +49 391 4090-93-471

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Dipl.-Fachübers. (FH) Christina Schreiber

Office of the Director

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Sandtorstr. 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-472

Fax +49 391 4090-93-472

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Dr. Dirk Berndt, Deputy Director

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
1/2021–present Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF Magdeburg and Head of the Department of Industrial Metrology and Digital Assistance Systems
2008–2020 Manager, Measurement and Testing Technology Business Unit, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF Magdeburg
1997–2007 Manager, Department of Smart Sensor Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF Magdeburg
1992–1996 Research scientist and project manager, Industrial Imaging Technologies Unit, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF Magdeburg
1990–1991 Industrial imaging solutions development and applications engineer, Symacon GmbH Magdeburg

EDUCATION
2003–2008 Doctorate in engineering (dissertation: Optical 3D Metrology in Industrial Applications), School of Mechanical Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
1985–1990 Diplom degree in electrical engineering, specializing in precision engineering, Technische Universität Ilmenau 
1984–1985 Vocational certificate in electromechanics, Fahrzeugelektrik Ruhla