Dr Hubert Jäger Appointed to the Chair for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) at TU Dresden
He succeeds Prof. Werner Hufenbach at the ILK/DE. It is one of the key institutes of TU Dresden/DE, with more than 200 employees and external funding of EUR 12,5 million in 2013. Dr H. Jäger (58) studied chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, where he obtained a doctorate in carbon-fiber polymer composite materials. Since joining SIGRI (the forerunner of SGL Group) in 1986, he has held various operational and technological managerial roles in the Group, including the fields of cathodes and graphite electrodes. Since 2004, Dr H. Jäger has headed SGL Group’s Technology & Innovation Research Facility, which now has 160 employees. In this time, he made the Meitingen location the focal point of research activities, building up a state-of-the-art research infrastructure with laboratory, and testing facilities and pilot plants. The guiding principles of his work were fostering close collaboration between industry, science, and research and, in particular, setting up networks. He has represented SGL Group in various external committees and network initiatives.