Dr. Robert Schafranek
- Material Scientist
- Trainee Patent Attorney / Trainee to become a Patent Attorney / Patent Engineer / Candidate Patent Attorney / Patent Attorney Candidate
Robert Schafranek studied materials science at the Technical University of Darmstadt. His main areas of research were fuel cells and transparent conductive oxides. During this time he completed a one-year ERASMUS study in combination with a research internship in the field of rechargeable Li-Ion batteries at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie et de Physique de Bordeaux in France.
Within the context of his dissertation, Robert Schafranek developed passive controllable components for microwave technology in cooperation with the Institute of Microwave Technology. Furthermore, within a European research cooperation, he researched component-relevant interface properties of these microwave components.
At Fujitsu Labs Robert Schafranek was able to develop novel material systems for thermoelectric microgenerators funded via a research prize donated by the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communication Technology.
After a research stay at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the field of novel, fast switching transistors funded by the Office of Naval Research, Robert Schafranek set up a research cluster in Bordeaux for the preparation and investigation of the material and interface properties of (an)organic electronic components. Subsequently, he optimized passive high-frequency components for STMicroelectronics for use in mobile phones.
Since 2017 he has been training to become a German Patent Attorney at Habermann IP.
German, English, French
Professional background and education
|Since 2017||Training in the field of protection of industrial property|
|2015||Scientist at the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (CNRS), France|
|2012-2014||Research Engineer at the Laboratoire de l’Intégration du Matériau au Système (CNRS) nearby Bordeaux, France|
|2012-2013||Scientist at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Cambridge, USA|
|20010-2012||Invited visiting scientist at Fujitsu Labs near Tokyo, Japan|
|2009-2011||Scientist in the Surface Science Group at the Technical University of Darmstadt|
|2004 bis 2009||Dissertation in the Surface Science Group of the Institute of Materials Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Graduate College 1037 Tunable Integrated Components in Microwave Technology and Optics / European Network of Excellence Functional Advanced Materials and Engineering of Hybrids and Ceramics)|
|1998 till 2004||Diploma study of materials science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, including a one-year study abroad at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie et de Physique de Bordeaux|