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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bern Kieback

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Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Materials Science (IfWW), Chair Powder Metallurgy, Sintered and Composite Materials
Fraunhofer-Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials (IFAM)

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch
1971-1976 Academic Studies “Physics”/”Physics of Crystals” at State University Kharkov
1976-1981 Scientific Assistant at Institute of Materials Science, TU Dresden (TUD)
1982 Graduation as Dr.-Ing. at TUD
1982-1985 Scientist at Institute of Solid State Physics and Materials Research Dresden (ZFW)
1985-1990 Group Leader “Carbide Composites” at ZFW Dresden
1987-1990 Head of Department “Tool Materials” at ZFW Dresden
1991 Director of Institute for Powder Metallurgy and Composite Materials at ZFW Dresden
since 1992 Director Fraunhofer-IFAM Branch Dresden for Powder Metallurgy and Composites
1992-1993 Head of Department Powder Technology Fraunhofer-IFAM Bremen
since 1993 Professor Powder Metallurgy, Sintered and Composite Materials TUD
since 2008 Director of Institute of Materials Science at TUD

2004, 2008 Elected member of DFG Review Board 405/06 “Materials Science and Technology”
2002-2007 Chairman German Powder Metallurgy Committee (supported by DGM, DKG, VDI, VdEH, FPM)
Since 1988 Elected Member International Institute for Science of Sintering
Since 2008 Member Advisory Board for Innovation Strategy Ministry of Economic Affairs Sachsen-Anhalt
His Topic of Materials' Days 2010:

Processing Techniques for Nanostructured Materials

Nanostructuring of materials offers a broad variety of possible improvements in structural and functional properties. While fundamental research was mainly oriented on the understanding of nanostructure properties relations, another challenge is the development of reliable and cost effective techniques for the processing of materials towards nanostructuring. The paper demonstrates some results of powder technology and rapid solidification in processing of the nanostructured state. In the focus is also the consolidation of disperse systems by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) as a technique that allows for rapid densification at lower temperatures to prevent grain growth. Examples of materials research will include thermoelectric materials, hydrogen storage, high strength aluminium alloys as well as interfacial designed heat sink materials.