by Dr. Andreas Middendorf, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration
The buzzwords smart cities, industry4.0, autonomous driving, telemedicine, or ambient assisted living are driven by mega trends in the societies worldwide. It can be sub summarized as an ongoing trend of penetration with electronics. Realized advantages can be seen in term
s of performance, energy efficiency, connectivity, safety and security. New business models are growing up with global as well as local perspectives and prosperities.
Basis is an industrial environment of big enterprises as well as SMEs to realize a nearly complete supply chain. This must correspond with university education and research. Safe and secure infrastructure and good governance are absolutely mandatory.
- definitions and descriptions
- fields of applications – today and in the future
- infrastructure and hardware manufacturing competence – mandatory and of avail
Understanding of microsystems and the needed infrastructures to realize them.
Dr. Andreas Middendorf works as a business developer in the Business Development Team of The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM). He was working as a scientist in the department Environmental and Reliability Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) and of the Technical University Berlin since May 1995. He was responsible for the development and implementation of methods and demonstrators for the estimation of lifetime for electronic appliances.
Further on he is investigating technological aspects which combine the electronics design with environmental engineering techniques.
This includes environmental assessments through LCA and through other methods, especially for Eco-Design, the evaluation of recycling attributes, the development of databases and software as well as environmental oriented product evaluation.
He carried out courses on EcoDesign for electronic companies, holds four patents and has coordinated several cooperative research projects in Germany and Europe. Since 2010 until 2015 he was senior manager for the application field automotive and transportation systems and in charge for the System Reliability and Measurement Group at IZM. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical Universities of Aachen and Wuppertal where he specialized on information and communication technologies.