Board of Directors

The board of directors is organized into the executive board and the extended board. The society is legally represented by the three members of the executive board.

Executive board of directors

Prof. Dr. Franz Faupel,
1st Chairman NINa SH

Professor Faupel researches and teaches at Kiel University. He has led the Chair for Multicomponent Materials since 1994. His research is focused, amongst others, on functional multicomponent nanomaterials and metal-polymer interfaces. Professor Faupel has already supervised and coordinated NINa since 2005.

Dr. Rainer Döhl-Oelze,
2nd Chairman NINa SH

Dr. Rainer Döhl-Oelze already coordinated the TSH-initiative Surface Technology, a successor of NINa. He has held various positions in the fields of technology transfer and business formation consultancy. Amongst others, he worked as technology consultant and CEO of the technology centers Wuppertal and Geesthacht.

PD Dr. Ralf Zimehl, Treasurer

Dr. Ralf Zimehl teaches and researches at several universities, applied universites and other research institutes. The habilitated chemist worked for 12 years with a reputed medical device manufacturer in Schleswig-Holstein. He is a national and international speaker at expert congresses. Before Dr. Zimehl became NINa SH’s treasurer he supported the initiative in the board of curators.

Extended board of directors

Prof. Dr. Regina Scherließ has been professor for pharmaceutical technology and biopharmacy at Kiel University since 2017 where she is head of the Institute of Pharmacy. Ms. Scherließ is an approbated pharmacist and she completed several research stays at internationally renowned universities prior to her current engagement at Kiel University.

Werner Kässens has been CFO of the Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel GmbH since 2006. At the same time he has been working for the KiWi GmbH, of which he became managing director in 2014.

Joachim Bergmann is consultant for innovation, IP and trademarks at the WTSH GmbH in Kiel. After his occupation as product manager at Hagenuk and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen he has consulted SME in Schleswig-Holstein since 2008.

Dr. Jörg Wiesmann has been CEO and co-partner of Incoatec GmbH since 2002. In the company he is responsible for marketing and sales, business administration, finance and HR. Before his work at Incoatec, Dr. Wiesmann conducted research at the Institute for Materials Science at the GKSS Research Center Geesthacht (today Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht).

Wolfgang Werner is a physicist with long term experience in the development and industrialization of electronic components. He is responsible for the research and development activities at Vishay BCcomponents Beyschlag GmbH.

has been professor for pharmaceutical technology and biopharmacy at Kiel University since 2017 where she is head of the Institute of Pharmacy. Ms. Scherließ is an approbated pharmacist and she completed several research stays at internationally renowned universities prior to her current engagement at Kiel University.

has been CFO of the Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel GmbH since 2006. At the same time he has been working for the KiWi GmbH, of which he became managing director in 2014.

is consultant for innovation, IP and trademarks at the WTSH GmbH in Kiel. After his occupation as product manager at Hagenuk and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen he has consulted SME in Schleswig-Holstein since 2008.

is a physicist with long term experience in the development and industrialization of electronic components. He is responsible for the research and development activities at Vishay BCcomponents Beyschlag GmbH.

has been CEO and co-partner of Incoatec GmbH since 2002. In the company he is responsible for marketing and sales, business administration, finance and HR. Before his work at Incoatec, Dr. Wiesmann conducted research at the Institute for Materials Science at the GKSS Research Center Geesthacht (today Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht).