Director of Technical Operations
Hoepfner joined the Fraunhofer CSE in 2009 to oversee the implementation of the directorship's vision and to manage the day-to-day operations of the scientific and engineering staff. He comes to Fraunhofer with more than 10 years of experience in engineering management and product marketing roles, mostly in the Boston area. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Product Marketing and Management at Luminus Devices, a MIT start-up company. There, he was responsible for the successful commercialization of Luminus' high power light emitting diodes into the consumer electronics industry, and for introducing energy-efficient lighting products to the market.
Prior to this, he worked at LNL Technologies, Bandwidth Semiconductor, and Spire in a wide range of technology areas, including lasers, photo detectors, III-V semiconductor device design and processing, planar light guides, and chemical vapor deposition. Christian received his Ph.D. from the Free University Berlin, Germany, for work in thin film photovoltaics.