(1993-2005 in Germany)

Dr. Otto-G. Richter

© 18.05.2007


October 2001 - December 2003

Managing Director

Center for Microsystems Technology (ZEMI), Berlin-Adlershof, FRG


Dr. Richter's main responsibility was the fostering of multilateral projects involving the partners in ZEMI. While ZEMI collects the competence of all relevant Berlin research institutions in the area of Microsystems technology, the marketing of the results of basic and applied research is oriented not only toward this region, but also nation-, Europe- and world-wide.

He was also responsible for the public relations work, including internet presentations, as well as the organization of meetings, symposia, and conferences.

He created a new, sustained, industry fair, the microsys-Berlin, first one in 2003, now repeated every 2 years.

He established the regional Microsystems technology education network called MANO for which he performed a successful grant applications for 750.000 Euros over 3 years.

Reference: Prof. Dr. G. Tränkle, Speaker of the ZEMI Directorate (traenkle@fbh-berlin.de)


May 2000 - September 2001

Research & Development Coordinator

Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, FRG


Dr. Richter was responsible for an expansion of all externally financed research and development activities of the Umwelt-Campus. He also coordinated all participations in external conferences and exhibition fairs. Furthermore, he served as the focal contact point for external partners engaged in collaborations with scientists at the Umwelt-Campus.

He managed the technical research laboratories and provided support to local scientists in regard to grant application, technical and personnel planning for all projects, and supervision of project milestones and general progress.

In addition, he managed several international programs at the Umwelt-Campus (partners in the USA were Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC), and Southern Ohio University, Ironton, OH).

Finally, he provided support for Public Relations activities and was one of three representatives to the Research & Development Senate subcommittee of the Technical University of Trier.

Immediate Supervisor: Prof. Dr. M. Eulenstein (m.eulenstein@umwelt-campus.de)


April 1999 - April 2000

Research Scientist

Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, FRG


As the only scientist on the project "fiber analysis", Dr. Richter conducted and directed research into the geometrical properties of potentially carcinogenic fibers. This research made extensive use of a confocal laser-scanning microscope, which is capable of 3D imaging. Consequently, this work entailed an enormous amount of image data analysis.

He taught several classes to students, including computer science and astronomy (in both German and English).

He led a working group to establish a research coordination at the Umwelt-Campus.

He also served as one of three representatives to the Research & Develop-ment Senate subcommittee of the Technical University of Trier.

Immediate Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Bottlinger (m.bottlinger@umwelt-campus.de)


May 1993 - September 1997

Public Relations Officer

Max Plank Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, FRG


Dr. Richter managed and executed public talks (in both German and English) about the construction and use of the 100m radio telescope in Effelsberg as well as the corresponding astronomical results, but often including all astronomical topics.

He organized a monthly lecture series free to the general public about current as-tronomical results in the town of Bad Münstereifel; also answered written and telephone inquiries by the general public and the media.

He hosted public tours of the 100m radio telescope Effelsberg compound

He gave public interviews for newspapers, radio, and TV.

He developed the zero generation scientific web pages for the MPIfR.

Immediate Supervisor: Dr. R. Schwartz (rschwartz@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de)


February 1993 - December 1995

Visiting Astronomer

Hamburger Sternwarte, Hamburg, FRG


This unpaid post allowed Dr. Richter partial continuance of research on some topical scientific projects and publication of their results.

Reference: Prof. H.J. Wendker (hjwendker@hs.uni-hamburg.de)


© 18. May 2007
Otto-G. Richter