Fraunhofer IIS: Peter Schneider appointed as professor at TU Dresden

Dresden: On March 1, Professor Peter Schneider, who has been head of the Fraunhofer IIS Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS in Dresden since 2011, became Professor of Design Methodology for Adaptive Microelectronic Systems at the Institute of Electromechanical and Electronic Design (IFTE) of TU Dresden. His appointment will strengthen the reciprocal transfer of knowledge and technology between non-university research and teaching.

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Close integration of non-university research and teaching: Rector Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger appoints Dr. Peter Schneider as Professor of Design Methods for Adaptive Microelectronic Systems at TUD.

Peter Schneider, who not only completed his degree at TU Dresden but also earned his doctorate there in 2010, is a renowned expert on modeling and simulation in the development of complex electronic systems. His research interests lie in adaptive systems that can recognize – and adapt to – changes in the environment or structure of systems. Typical areas of application include flexible manufacturing processes in industrial automation or autonomous driving. 

The rector of the university, Professor Ursula M. Staudinger, believes that Schneider’s appointment is a great opportunity to boost Saxony’s quality as a leading center for microelectronics: “TU Dresden has a long tradition of collaboration with non-university research institutions, as seen with the DRESDEN-concept Science and Innovation Campus. Peter Schneider’s appointment will serve to further consolidate the field of microelectronics as a key research interest at TU Dresden.”

In his role as head of Fraunhofer IIS Division EAS – which he continues to hold – Schneider was involved in the preparation and content design of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD), the world’s leading research alliance for applications and systems in the field of micro and nanoelectronics. At present, the division is pushing ahead with setting up an application and test center for artificial intelligence at EAS, the focal point for the development of AI solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.