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Director of Fraunhofer ICT, Fraunhofer ICT


Prof. Dr. Frank Henning is the director of Fraunhofer ICT and a Fellow of SAMPE and Society of Plastics Engineers. He's SAMPE Germany's acting President. He manages Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Manufacturing in Korea since 2016 and in Canada since 2011. He received the MOTIE Award in 2017 for tech collaboration. Henning is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Western Ontario since 2010. He served as Deputy Director at Fraunhofer ICT from 2009 to 2021 and founded Fraunhofer FIL until 2016. In 2008, he became a Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and CEO of Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster KITe hyLITE. Henning's expertise spans over 25 years, focusing on polymer engineering and composite processing. He holds a Ph.D. in Composites Engineering and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Universität Stuttgart, with numerous publications and patents in polymer manufacturing.

About Fraunhofer:

The Fraunhofer GesellschaftThe Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. Prioritizing key future-relevant technologies and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports science and industry with inspiring ideas and sustainable scientific and technological solutions and is helping shape our society and our future.International collaboration with outstanding research partners and companies brings the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft into direct contact with the most prominent scientific communities and most influential economic regions.Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICTThe use of wind energy in combination with photovoltaics, allows us to operate our main campus with over 100 laboratories, pilot plants and test centres in an increasingly climate-neutral way. In our research orientation, we place great emphasis on the scalability of processes and the transfer of research results from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale to pre-series applications.