Jürgen Schäfer, PhD

Education/ Work experience:

  • Master‘s Degree in Physics with focus on experimental physics from the Darmstadt Polytechnic
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hannover
  • Over 30 years of experience in R&D, sales and marketing, production and management


  • Energy generation, renewables (wind, solar etc.), energy distribution and storage
  • Sensors, measurement, control and regulation technology, electrical machinery
  • Coating technologies (sputtering, evaporation, cavity magnetron, etc.)
  • Photovoltaics, production of PV components including inverter technology
  • LED technology, optics, photonics
  • Microelectronics (semiconductors, microchip technology, etc.)
  • Material physics / solid-state physics (measurement methods), ceramic and metallic materials
  • Solid-state physics / ceramic materials and processes
  • Special-purpose papers, foils and self-adhesive products

Management experience:

  • Over 30 years of experience in R&D, sales, production and management
  • Siemens AG (semiconductor marketing and sales management)
  • Heraeus GmbH (head of sensor technology)
  • Schleipen & Erkens AG (Chairman of the Board)
  • Tech Diligence GmbH (Managing Director)


  • English, French and Italien
  • International work experience
  • Various supervisory board and advisory committee roles