The Partners' Meeting is the highest decision-making body of Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. It is composed of members representing the two partners: the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Supervisory Board supervises the lawfulness, expedience and economic efficiency of management. It makes decisions on important research-related and financial issues of the company.
The members of the Supervisory Board are:
MinDir Stefan Müller (Chairman)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Gonca Türkeli-Dehnert (Vize-Chair)
Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Dr. Kirsten Bender
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Indusstry, Climate Action and Energy
Dr. Martin Keller
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Prof. Dr. Lamia Messari-Becker
MinR Dr. Peter Schroth
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Dr. Irina Soeffky
Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport
MinR'in Dr. Rodoula Tryfonidou
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Prof. Dr. Peter Weiss-Blankenhorn
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine
Dr. Karsten Wildberger
Prof. Dr. Astrid Lambrecht
Chair; Divisions: Science; External Relations and Director for Scientific Division I
Vice Chairman; Divisions: Infrastructure
Dr. Peter Jansens
Member of the Board of Directors for Scientific Division II and III
The Executive Board Office is the point of contact for all questions and issues concerning the Executive Board. It coordinates the coordination with the Supervisory Board and the General Assembly and acts as the central contact for ministries, science organisations and other institutions.
Committees of the Research Centre
The Scientific Advisory Council advises the Society on scientific and technical issues of fundamental importance. These include, for example, the strategy and planning of the Centre's research and development work, the promotion of optimal use of the research facilities or questions of cooperation with universities and other research institutions.
The committee consists of members who are not employees of the company. They are appointed by the Supervisory Board, as a rule for five years. The chairperson is a member of the supervisory board.
Dr. Martin Keller, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA (Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council)
Prof. Dr. Asaph Aharoni, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Prof. Stephanie Clarke, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland
Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Austria
Dr. Deborah J. Jones, CNRS – University of Montpellier, Institute Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, France
Prof. Maki Kawai, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan
Prof. Aleksandar Matic, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Dr. Mary E. Maxon, Schmidt Sciences, USA
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Robert Müller, TU Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Joyce E. Penner, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Fritz-Haber-Institute of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
Prof. Dr. Armin Schnettler, President VDE and CEO Profas Consulting GmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Fred Streitz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics & Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Barbara Chapman, Stony Brook University, USA
Prof. Dr. T. W. Clyne, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Frank-Detlef Drake, E.ON Energy Research Center gGmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll, AIT, Austria
Prof. Dr. Toni M. Kutchan, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Prof. Dr. Karen Maex, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nadya Mason, University of Illinois, USA
Dr. Peter Nagler, (vormals Evonik Industries AG), Germany
Prof. Dr. Eva Pebay-Peyroula, ANR, France
Dr. Heike Riel, IBM Research, Zürich Research Laboratory, Switzerland (Chairman of the SAC, 2013 - 2022)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Roser, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Dr. Elke Scheer, Universität Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Horst Simon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan, TU Dortmund, Germany
Oskar Zelder, BASF SE, Deutschland
The Scientific and Technical Council (WTR) advises the Partners’ Meeting, the Supervisory Board and the Management Board on all issues associated with the strategic orientation of Forschungszentrum Jülich and on all scientific and technical issues of general importance. These include the key research objectives and tasks of Forschungszentrum Jülich, its contributions to research programmes, its organizational structure, and cooperations with universities and other research institutions.
The members of the Scientific and Technical Council are:
- the directors of the institutes.
- elected representatives of the scientific and technical employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich.
- one representative each of the universities with which joint professorial appointments have been made, nominated by the universities.
- a member of the Works Council or his/her deputy, both of them scientific or technical employees.
- other members, who need not be employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich.
WTR performs its duties in the form of:
- plenary sessions, usually convened three times per financial year,
- the Main Committee, which usually meets monthly,
- the chairman and his deputies,
- and, if applicable, further committees and working groups.
Prof. Dr. Ruth Schwaiger (Institute of Energy and Climate Research)
Dr. Tina Kroll (Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine)
Prof. Dr. Claus Michael Schneider (Peter Grünberg Institute)