Board of Trustees

To support the institute in a more societal context and advise on scientific policy, a Board of Trustees is assembled for a period of six years. Apart from scientists, the members are representatives from politics and industry. They facilitate the communication between the institute and the public and contribute insights into diverse areas of science, politics, economics and media.

The Board of Trustees convenes once per year. It is currently composed of the following members:

MdL Theresia Bauer


Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann

Chairman and Scientific Director, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

Dr. Friedrich von Bohlen und Halbach


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel

President, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg

Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Goelitz

Former Editor in Chief, Angewandte Chemie, Weinheim

Prof. Dr. Hanns-Peter Knaebel (Deputy Chairman)

CEO, Röchling SE & Co. KG, Mannheim

Prof. Dr. Carsten Könneker

Board of Directors Member, HITS Foundation

Dr. Tilman Krauch

Member of the Management Board, Freudenberg SE, Weinheim

Dr. Heinrich Lohstöter (Chairman)

Heinrich Lohstöter Foundation, Munich

Dr. Stefan Oschmann

Former Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt

Beate Spiegel

Board Member Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF)

Nikolaus Turner

Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board, Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Lindau

Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner

Mayor, City of Heidelberg

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