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«.