Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner was appointed to the position of Institute Director of the Fraunhofer IVV at November 2019. From 2017 she was already Deputy Director of Institute. She also heads the Chair of Aroma and Smell Research at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Ms. Büttner studied food chemistry at the LMU in Munich. She then gained her doctorate and habilitation at the TU Munich in the field of aroma research. Since 2007, she has been building up the Sensory Analytics department at the Fraunhofer IVV, where she has been shaping sensory research ever since.
As co-founder of the »Campus of the Senses«, Ms. Büttner has also been advancing the interdisciplinary topic of the future, the digitalization of the human senses, since 2018.