Director of the Fraunhofer IOSB Ettlingen, Divisional Director Defense
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Marc Eichhorn heads the Ettlingen site of the Fraunhofer IOSB and coordinates the scientific activities of the institute in the field of defense research.
In personal union he holds the chair of optronics at the Institute of Theoretical Electrical Engineering and Systems Optimization (ITE) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The Fraunhofer IOSB and the chair work closely together in terms of content. Thus, synergy effects, which lie in the rather basic research-oriented approach of the chair and the application-oriented orientation of the Fraunhofer IOSB, can be optimally developed.
In addition, a close cooperation promotes the recruitment of excellent young scientists for the Fraunhofer IOSB.
The focal points in research, teaching and innovation at the Chair of Optronics include the field of photonic materials and components, laser sources and laser systems as well as laser measurement technology in the near, middle and far infrared with the respective specific requirements in optronics.