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Prof. Dr. Monika Willert-Porada
Chair of Materials Processing
University of Bayreuth

The Coordinator is the leading partner in the HarWin consortium. As the core partner in the project she regularly communicates with all work package leaders and the members of the Industrial Advisory Group. Within the consortium she will be liable assuring the proper implementation of all project tasks and management procedures.


Scientific & Technical Manager

Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Gerdes
Chair of Materials Processing
University of Bayreuth

The Scientific & Technical Manager is in charge with coordination of activities of the Work Package Leaders. Together with the Coordinator and the Work Package Leaders he will establish a schedule for monitoring of progress in the Work Packages, Deliverables, Milestones and adjustment of the work plan, based on verification of quality, consistency and fulfilment of deadlines.


Administrative Office

B. Sc. Miriam Lorenz
Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH

In close cooperation with the Coordinator the Administrative Office will be in charge of the administrative and financial formality issues of the project allowing the Coordinator to focus on scientific and technical issues.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of one representative of each project partner.
As the basic body of the consortium the Steering Committee forms the communication platform concerning scientific and technical demands of the work plan.


Industrial Advisory Board

Contact Person: Frank Koos, General Secretariat

The Industrial Advisory Board  consists of experts from the industry, which at this initial proposal stage are gathered by the European cluster EuroWindoor.
EuroWindoor is an umbrella organization of the 4 European associations of fenestration and door sector and was created in 1999. It covers 30 national federations in Europe representing the interests of more than 50,000 companies employing around 1 million workers in Europe.