Institute management

Prof. Dr. Horst-Christian Langowski

Director of institute


Phone +49 8161 491-100
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Prof. Dr. Langowski became the Institute Director of the Fraunhofer IVV in 2004. He has held the Chair of Food Packaging Technology at the Technische Universität München since 2003. In 2006 he was also appointed Dean of Studies for Brewing and Food Technology at the Technische Universität München.

After studying physics he started work in industry in 1981 in the area of optical data media. In parallel he gained a doctorate at the University of Hanover in 1989. In 1991 he moved to the Fraunhofer IVV in Freising and soon became Head of the Materials Development department.

In 2017 he became Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences and a member of the Presidential Council of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal »Food Packaging and Shelf Life«.

Other functions

  • Member of the technical advisory committee for the drinktec fair
  • Board member of the Weihenstephaner Milchwirtschaftler, Bio- und Lebensmitteltechnologen e.V. (WMBL)
  • Member of the technical advisory committee of the Milchindustrie-Verband e.V. (MIV)
  • Member of the Extrusion Technology committee at the Association of German Engineers (VDI-Gesellschaft)
  • Board member of the Zentrum für Lebensmittel- und Verpackungstechnologie e.V
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Forschungskreis der Ernährungsindustrie e.V. (FEI)
  • Member of the advisory committee of the Competence Center for Nutrition (KErn)


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Dr. Claudia Schönweitz

Deputy director of institute


Phone +49 8161 491-117
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner

Deputy director of institute


Phone +49 8161 491-715
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Prof. Dr. Peter Eisner

Deputy director of institute


Phone +49 8161 491-400
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Prof. Dr. Jens-Peter Maj­schak

Director of institute division Processing Machinery


Phone +49 351 43614-42
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