Thomas Gessner

Studies in physics and completed doctoral thesis to Dr. rer. nat. at the Faculty of Natural Science at TU Dresden in 1983.

Postdoctoral lecturing qualification to Dr.-Ing. habil. in the field of microelectronic technologies at University of Technology Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1989.

Several positions in the industry (ZMD Dresden) at the development of metallization systems for d-RAM integrated circuits. Head of department and project leader in cooperation with the College of Technology for Microelectronics of University of Technology Karl-Marx-Stadt (1983 – 1990).

Offer professorships at Universities Chemnitz (1993) and Freiburg (1997).

Since 1991 Director of the Center for Microtechnologies at the Chemnitz University of Technology (today about 100 collaborators) and assumption of a chair for microtechnology at Chemnitz University of Technology (1993).

Appointment as member of the Academy of Science in Saxony  in the year 1996.

Since 1998 Head of the department “Micro Devices and Equipment” Chemnitz at Berlin Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (FhG-IZM).

Since 2006 Deputy Director of FhG-IZM and Director of FhG-IZM Branch Lab Chemnitz.

Appointment as Advisory Professor of FUDAN University in Shanghai (China) in the year 1999 and of Chongqing University in the year 2003.

Author or co-author of more than 480 publications and 15 patent applications; publication of conference proceedings to several international conferences in the field of ULSI-metallization and collaboration in international conference committees as well as editorial board of journals in the area of microsystem technologies.

Vice-chancellor of the Chemnitz University of Technology (1994 – 1997).

Since 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology.

1998 – 2004 member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Appointment as member of acatech (Council of Technical Sciences of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities) in the year 2003.