Wolfgang Rossner is Research Manager at Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany. He earned his diploma degree and his PhD in materials science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) in 1980 and 1985, respectively. He then joined Siemens AG Corporate Research and Development as a research scientist for piezoelectric and ferroelectric ceramics, scintillator crystals, phosphors and luminescent ceramics. In 1997 he received the Siemens innovation award for the development of scintillating ceramics for application in medical x-ray computed tomography and in 2007 he was selected as Siemens Top Innovator in the field of luminescent and optical ceramics.
Rossner has published, presented and co-authored about 100 articles and has issued about 90 patents. Currently he is head of a research group dedicated to ceramics and powder metallurgy for structural and functional applications. His main research interest is in high temperature ceramics and related composites and advanced ceramic processing technologies including additive manufacturing technologies. He is a research consultant for Fraunhofer Society and Materials Research Center Freiburg, both in Germany, and is co-chairing a joined board of the German Ceramic Society and German Society for Materials for advanced ceramics.