Dr.-Ing. Frank Osterwald is appointed to be Honorary Professor of University of Applied Sciences Kiel

Dr.-Ing. Frank Osterwald is appointed to be Honorary Professor of University of Applied Sciences Kiel

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Osterwald is Director Research at Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH in Flensburg, Germany.

Since eleven years Frank Osterwald is strongly involved in power electronics research and development in the institute of Mechatronics at the faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering of University of Applied Sciences Kiel. With his knowledge of Microsystems as well as of power packaging & interconnection technologies he has been supporting research and teaching at the University. He had been the door opener for a number of funded research projects involving local as well as international partners. A broad range of students have been benefitting from his activities and numerous Bachelor, Master and Diploma theses have been resulting from the cooperation between the University and Danfoss Silicon Power.

Prof. Osterwald has been a member of the PhD committee of one of the PhD’s from the institute of Mechatronics. Currently, he is the mentor for two more PhD students in Kiel.

His particular focus was on the transfer of technology from the University to Danfoss Silicon Power, which Frank Osterwald was driving together with the Technology Transfer Center as well as with the R&D Center of the University. About 30 master graduates from the University have had the chance to start their professional career at Danfoss Silicon Power. The close link between applied research and professional education is characteristic for the long term co-work between the University and Prof. Osterwald.