Prof. Dr. Hans Ferkel

CTO SMS group GmbH
Member of the Managing Board

1961 Born in Hamburg, Germany
1988 Graduated in Physics at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
1991 PhD in Physics at Max-Planck-Institute of fluid dynamics, Göttingen, Germany
1992 Postdoc at University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA
1995 Senior lecturer and head of research group Generation and Application of Nanostructured Materials at the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
2001 Habilitation in the field of materials science at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
2004 Enter into Volkswagen Group as Head of Corporate Research of Materials and Production Processes, Wolfsburg, Germany 
2009 Senior Head of Technology Planning and Development within Volkswagen Planning and Tooling, Wolfsburg, Germany
2011 Senior Vice President of Research and Development (Later Technology and Innovation) of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Duisburg, Germany
2019 Member of the Managing Board of SMS group GmbH as CTO