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Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff


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Anke Weidenkaff is professor for Sustainable Materials Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt and director of the Fraunhofer IWKS. Her principal areas of research and expertise are materials science and resource strategies, including the development, synthesis and characterization of sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage. Her current work focuses on regenerative circular materials and the development of next-generation green process technologies for fast and efficiently closed material cycles.

Anke Weidenkaff completed her PhD degree in Chemistry at ETH Zürich in 1999, received the Venia Legendi for Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science from the University of Augsburg in 2006 and became section head at Empa as well as associated professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

She was chair holder of Materials Chemistry and director of the Institute for Materials Science at the University of Stuttgart from 2013-2018. Ms Weidenkaff is an elected member of the E-MRS Executive Committee, and was awarded with the Kavli Foundation Lectureship prize in 2011, the Karl Böer Award and the GDCh/GCCCD Award for Excellent Supervisors of Chinese PhD Students in 2022. From 2016 to 2019, she was president of the European Thermoelectric Society (ETS). She also served on expert panels of the German Science Foundation DFG, and the European Research Council (ERC). She is member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) as well as High Tech Founders Fund (HTFG) Committee Member for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Anke Weidenkaff is member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the National Academy of Science and Engineering acatech .