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 C. Arlinghaus

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Prof. Dr. Julia C. 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

Fax +49 391 4090-93-224

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
6/2021–present Member of the advisory board, Center of Urban Renewal Excellence in the SALEG
6/2021–present Member, #SheTransformsIT initiative
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
4/2020–present Member of the Society of Friends and Supporters of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
2020–present Jury chair, Hugo Junkers Award for Research and Innovation from Saxony-Anhalt
2020–present Member of the TH Köln academic advisory board
2020–present Member of the editorial board, BVL Bundesvereinigung Logistik e.V. LOGISTICS RESEARCH journal
2019–present Member of the advisory board, IGZ Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Magdeburg GmbH

Executive and Scientific 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 4090-473

Franziska Sondej

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Dr. Franziska Sondej

Scientific Assistant to the Institute Director

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

Phone +49 391 4090-444

Fax +49 391 4090-473

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

Prof. Julia C. Arlinghaus, Director

Professional Career
10/2019–present Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF Magdeburg
Director
10/2019–present Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Chair of the Department of Production Systems and Automation
8/2017–9/2019 RWTH Aachen
W3 Professor of the Management of Industrie 4.0 / Management of Digitalization and Automation
5/2013–7/2017 Jacobs University Bremen
Associate Professor of Network Optimization in Production and Logistics, Adjunct Professor as of 8/2017
1/2012–3/2013 Porsche Consulting GmbH, Bietigheim-Bissingen
Consultant
9/2008–11/2011 University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Graduate assistant
1/2005–8/2008 Bundesvereinigung für Logistik (BVL), Bremen
Research associate and project manager
Education
9/2008–9/2011 Doctorate in Economics and Finance, University of St. Gallen
10/2002–11/2007 Diplom Degree in Engineering Management, University of Bremen
3/2007–7/2007 Research into Artifacts Center for Engineering (RACE), Tokyo University, Japan
DAAD grant
Gremien
4/2021–present Daimler und Benz Stiftung
Mitglied des Vorstands
2/2021–present Wissenschaftsrat der Bundesregierung
Mitglied
2020–present Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Mitglied
2020–present Hugo-Junkers-Preis für Forschung und Innovation aus Sachsen-Anhalt
Vorsitzende der Jury
2020–present Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der TH Köln
Mitglied
2020–present BVMW – Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft, Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e.V.
Mitglied
2019–present IGZ Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Magdeburg GmbH
Beiratsmitglied
2019–present BVL Bundesvereinigung Logistik e.V.
Mitglied

Office of 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 4090-473

Franziska Sondej

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Dr. Franziska Sondej

Scientific Assistant to the Institute Director

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

Phone +49 391 4090-444

Fax +49 391 4090-473