Professor Weißgärber holds the professorship of powder metallurgy at the Technische Universität Dresden and was previously acting head of the Dresden branch of Fraunhofer. He established a center for expertise in the field of powder-based additive manufacturing in 2019.
"I see my new position as a motivation to continuously expand and develop existing expertise at Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden," said Professor Weißgärber. "Together with my team, we can leverage its excellent know-how, especially with regard to materials, powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing, in order to develop innovative, future-oriented ideas. This will allow us to generate optimal solutions in core areas such as energy technology, mobility and medical technology."