Board of Curators

Distinguished individuals from economy, science and politics work in the board of curators on the further development of NINa SH e.V. In addition, the curators are committed to promoting NINa SH in society and politics.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Adelung leads the chair for functional nanomaterials at Kiel University. He has been professor at the technical faculty since 2007. His research focuses on nanostructures for manifold applications like nanoelectronics and nanomedicine.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Klassen leads the Institute for Material Science of the Helmut-Schmidt-University, as well as the division Materials Technology of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH. In cooperation with international partners from research and industry, Professor Klassen investigates nanostructured materials for hydrogen technology and functionalization of surfaces by kinetic spraying. He is co-founder of the spin-off company KSS Kinetic Spray Solutions GmbH.

Dr. Wiebke Müller-Lupp has been Managing Director of the Science Center Kiel GmbH since 2019, which is located in the heart of the Kiel Science Park, with its 32 leasing companies and project groups and 450m² of event space. She gained many years of professional experience in business development (WTSH GmbH) in the management of Sea & Sun Technology AG and most recently in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” where she was responsible for transdisciplinary ocean research. Her daily work is characterized by acting at the interface between science and industry to promote transfer and initiate and support large collaborative projects.

Dr. Bernd Roß received his Ph.D. in chemistry. He leads in the Ministry responsible for science the section for university organisation and controlling, international affairs and knowledge and technology transfer. He advocates the requirements of Schleswig-Holstein regarding science and transfer in several states-republic panels .

Prof. Dr. Horst-Günther Rubahn heads the Mads Clausen Institute, the NanoSyd research center and the Campus Sonderborg of the Syddansk Universitet. He researches especially in the fields of ultra-thin organic films and photonics for nanotechnological applications. Horst-Günther Rubahn took part in various transnational Interreg-projects and founded several spin-offs based on nanotechnology.

Dr. Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen has been CEO of the Technology Center Lübeck (TZL) GmbH since 2017. Prior to TZL he was CEO of the center for applied nanotechnology (CAN) in Hamburg for eleven years and CEO of the center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) GmbH in Münster for seven years. Dr. Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen started his career as a technology consultant at VDI in the field of nanotechnology.

Dr. Jens Urny has been scientific consultant at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg since 2014. Before the chemist and molecular biologist supported the establishment of the priority research area Kiel Nano Surface & Interface Science (KiNSIS) at Kiel University. Dr. Urny was NINa SH’s treasurer until 2020.

Dr. Volker Zöllmer received his PhD 2002 from Kiel university. He led the department “Functional Structures” since 2003 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen. He has been head of the department „Functional Printing“ since 2014. His main focus is on nanoporous films, (printable) nanodispersions and –composites, as well as PVD-processes.

Kerstin Kuchenbecker has been working in the Technology Policy and Technology Transfer Department of the Ministry of Economics of the State of Schleswig-Holstein since 2020, where her responsibilities include micro- and nanotechnology.

leads the chair for functionale nanomaterials at Kiel University. He has been professor at the technical faculty since 2007. His research focuses on nanostructures for manifold applications like nanoelectronics and nanomedicine.

leads the Institute for Material Science of the Helmut-Schmidt-University, as well as the division Materials Technology of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH. In cooperation with international partners from research and industry, Professor Klassen investigates nanostructured materials for hydrogen technology and functionalization of surfaces by kinetic spraying. He is co-founder of the spin-off company KSS Kinetic Spray Solutions GmbH.

has been Managing Director of the Science Center Kiel GmbH since 2019, which is located in the heart of the Kiel Science Park, with its 32 leasing companies and project groups and 450m² of event space. She gained many years of professional experience in business development (WTSH GmbH) in the management of Sea & Sun Technology AG and most recently in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” where she was responsible for transdisciplinary ocean research. Her daily work is characterized by acting at the interface between science and industry to promote transfer and initiate and support large collaborative projects.

received his Ph.D. in chemistry. He leads in the Ministry responsible for science the section for university organisation and controlling, international affairs and knowledge and technology transfer. He advocates the requirements of Schleswig-Holstein regarding science and transfer in several states-republic panels .

heads the Mads Clausen Institute, the NanoSyd research center and the Campus Sonderborg of the Syddansk Universitet. He researches especially in the fields of ultra-thin organic films and photonics for nanotechnological applications. Horst-Günther Rubahn took part in various transnational Interreg-projects and founded several spin-offs based on nanotechnology.

has been CEO of the Technology Center Lübeck (TZL) GmbH since 2017. Prior to TZL he was CEO of the center for applied nanotechnology (CAN) in Hamburg for eleven years and CEO of the center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) GmbH in Münster for seven years. Dr. Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen started his career as a technology consultant at VDI in the field of nanotechnology.

has been scientific consultant at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg since 2014. Before the chemist and molecular biologist supported the establishment of the priority research area Kiel Nano Surface & Interface Science (KiNSIS) at Kiel University. Dr. Urny was NINa SH’s treasurer until 2020.

received his PhD 2002 from Kiel university. He led the department “Functional Structures” since 2003 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen. He has been head of the department „Functional Printing“ since 2014. His main focus is on nanoporous films, (printable) nanodispersions and –composites, as well as PVD-processes.

has been working in the Technology Policy and Technology Transfer Department of the Ministry of Economics of the State of Schleswig-Holstein since 2020, where her responsibilities include micro- and nanotechnology.