Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Dr. Thomas Grandke
Dr. Thomas Grandke received his Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Stuttgart, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. In 1979, he joined Siemens AG's Corporate R&D in Erlangen, Germany and in 1991 he moved to the Medical Engineering Group where he was assigned worldwide responsibility for application development in the MR (Magnetic Resonance) Division. He was appointed President & CEO of Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, in January 1996. Effective October 1st, 2001 he has assumed responsibility for the Materials and Microsystems Division of Siemens Corporate Technology in Germany, and currently he is the Global Technology Field Cluster Speaker for Materials, Hardware Design and Manufacturing Technologies. He serves on the Boards (Kuratorium) of the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung (BAM), of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center at UC Berkeley, and of the Cluster New Materials of “Bayern Innovativ”.
Materials for Sustainability
Energy efficiency, industrial productivity, intelligent infrastructure solutions, and affordable and personalized healthcare systems with an overarching emphasis on sustainable solutions are the very focus of Siemens’ businesses. This presentation will outline how we leverage nano and materials technologies to conceive and implement key innovations which enable Siemens to pioneer all these fields. Some representative examples will range from early stage to mature and commercialized, from microsystems to large scale electrical generators, and from niche applications to main stream products. Key success factors like efficient collaboration along the value chain, manageable complexity of collaborative projects, swift response to emerging R&D trends and others will be discussed in the conclusion.Materials for Sustainability