Cluster Office

The Cluster is aiming for scientific goals that must be achieved in a joint effort of all scientists. In order to enable the scientists to concentrate on their research, it is necessary to outsource the management of the organizational issues to a long-term and competent partner. The Cluster Office, coordinated by the International Department gGmbH, is located in Karlsruhe and Heidelberg and focuses on the tasks below:

Cluster Management

  • Coordination and controlling of processes and meetings
  • Coordination of Advisory Boards and international cooperation partners
  • Controlling and reporting of funds
  • Accounting processes of general Cluster budget
  • Project and budget planning preparation
  • Administration of Carl Zeiss Foundation Focus@HEiKA
  • Facilitation of networking between locations, Research Areas & Thrusts

HEiKA Graduate School

  • Graduate School admissions
  • Coordination of Young Scientists´ program & networking measures
  • Development of training program, e.g., Scientific and Management Modules
  • Coordination of English-taught MSc track "Materials Science & Engineering"

Equal Opportunity

  • Family-friendly environment
  • High-school student activities
  • Increase of female scientists and professors

Public Engagement

  • National and international visibility through online marketing, science communication, events and implementation of corporate identity
  • Recruitment measures for excellent Doctoral Researchers
  • Definition & implementation of internal communication channels
  • Establishment of platforms & events for exchange with society
  • Concept & realization of own "Future 3D Additive Manufacturing" Conference

 Please find location information of the Cluster Offices here.

Portrait Name Function E-Mail
Portrait Becker
Team Assistant (on parental leave) nina beckerGsw9∂3dmm2o de
Portrait Cerezo-Schmidt
Project Controller & Accounting ilka cerezo-schmidtFhc6∂3dmm2o de
Profile image
Team Assistant laura droesslerGdq2∂kit edu
Portrait Elsner
Managing Director judith elsnerKwh2∂3dmm2o de
Portrait photo
Coordinator (Controlling & Research Data Management) irene faipoNyt9∂uni-heidelberg de
Portrait Grether
Team Leader Cluster Office thorana gretherYir3∂3dmm2o de
Portrait Haeussermann
Online Marketing & Science Communication Assistant manuel haeussermannIze3∂3dmm2o de
Portrait Maier
Back Office Marketing (on parental leave) daniela maierJyo6∂3dmm2o de
Portrait Peer
Senior Manager Graduate School stefanie peerXcz8∂3dmm2o de
Portrait Pehle
Assistant to the Managing Director alexandra pehleTzv9∂3dmm2o de
Portrait Sturm
Team Leader Public Engagement jorinne sturmIra7∂3dmm2o de
Portrait Tristram
Research Data Handling Officer frank tristramTni9∂3dmm2o de
Mirjam Weigand Photo
Back Office Marketing mirjam weigandPuo4∂3mm2o de
Portrait Wolf
Team Assistant maria-dorothea wolfFkx9∂kit edu