Ehrenfried Zschech is working in the Fraunhofer
Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS).
Ehrenfried Zschech is Division Director at Fraunhofer Institute
for Ceramic Technologies and Systems in Dresden, which he joined in
2009, and speaker of the Dresden Fraunhofer Cluster
His responsibilities include micro- and nanoanalysis as well as
R&D in the field of test systems. Ehrenfried Zschech holds
honorary professorships for nanomaterials at the Brandenburg
University of Technology in Cottbus-Senftenberg and for
nanoanalysis at the Dresden University of Technology, where he is
acting as Scientific Coordinator of the Dresden Center for
He received his diploma degree in solid-state physics and his
Dr. rer. nat. degree from Dresden University of Technology.
After having spent four years as a project leader in the field of
metal physics and reliability of microelectronics interconnects at
Research Institute of Nonferrous Metals in Freiberg, he was
appointed as a university teacher for ceramic materials at Freiberg
University of Technology.
In 1992, he joined the development department at Airbus in
Bremen. There he managed the metal physics group and worked on
laser-joining metallurgy of light metals.
From 1997 to 2009, Ehrenfried Zschech managed the Materials
Analysis Department and the Center for Complex Analysis at AMD in
Dresden. In this position, he was responsible for the analytical
support for process control and technology development, as well as
physical failure analysis.
His current research interests are in the areas nanomaterials and
nanoanalysis, with the focus on thin film technology and
He has published three books and more than 170 papers in
scientific journals in the areas of solid-state physics and
materials science. Ehrenfried Zschech is acting as Past President
of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), and he is
member of the Managing Board of the European Alliance for Materials
(A4M) and member of the Steering Committee of The European Platform
on Advanced Materials and Technologies (EUMAT). Ehrenfried Zschech
is Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Society of
Thin Films (EFDS).
Professor Dr. Zschech has been a member of the CEI-Europe
faculty since 2009.
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Copper Low k Interconnect Technology: Processing and
Reliability of Cu Low k Interconnect Metallization
Megafunction Electronics and Photonics Based on 3D
Advanced Photovoltaics and Electronics:
Device Reliability and Lifetime Performance Applications for Thin
Film Electronics and Photovoltaics