Organisational structure

The ifeu is organized as a non-profit limited company (gemeinnützige GmbH). The only partners in ifeu-GmbH are long-standing ifeu employees. At present, these are: Andreas Detzel, Lothar Eisenmann, Bernd Franke, Hans Hertle, Udo Lambrecht, Dr Martin Pehnt, Dr Guido Reinhardt. The scientific board is the institute’s central decision-making body. The scientific board consists of the managing directors

Andreas Detzel

Andreas Detzel

Dipl. Biologe (graduate in biology)
Scientific and Managing Director
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Lothar Eisenmann

Lothar Eisenmann

Dipl. Physiker (graduate in physics)
Scientific and Managing Director
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Martin Pehnt

PhD, Dipl. Physiker (graduate in physics)
Scientific and Managing Director
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as well as additional heads of department/scientific directors, the director of central services and staff representatives.

Horst Fehrenbach

Horst Fehrenbach

Dipl. Biologe (graduate in biology)
Scientific Director
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Benedikt Kauertz

Benedikt Kauertz

Dipl. Ing. Spatial and Environmental Planning
Scientific Director
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Udo Lambrecht

Udo Lambrecht

Dipl. Physiker (graduate in physics)
Scientific Director
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Guido Reinhardt

Guido Reinhardt

PhD
Mathematician, Chemist, Biologist
Scientific Director
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Annette Schmidt

Annette Schmidt

Dipl. Biologin (graduate in biology)
Director of Central Services
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The task of the scientific board is to develop the institute’s substantive strategy, plan the long-term departmental work, acquire projects, plan projects, and coordinate project management. The departments are the pillars of the ifeu institute. This is where the scientific topics are worked on, and new project ideas developed. Each department operates largely independently. The ifeu is divided into five main topics:

Dr Ulrich Höpfner has been the Honorary Chairman of ifeu since 2014. He was a co-founder of the institute and director of the institute from 1978 to 2009.

Ulrich Höpfner

Ulrich Höpfner

PhD, Dipl. Chemiker (graduate in chemistry)
Honorary Chairman
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