Administrative Management

Administrative Managing Director Dr. Ulrich Breuer

Since March 2020 Ulrich Breuer is Administrative Managing Director of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). Before, he worked at various research institutions as administrative director and science manager. Ulrich Breuer studied physics and received his doctorate at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. His professional career began in 1991 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. There he first worked as assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and then in leading positions for many years. In 2005, he changed to the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin as Administrative Director, where he accompanied the merger with the Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung (BESSY) and the foundation of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. He operated as its Administrative Director from 2009 to 2011. From 2012 to 2017, he worked as Vice President Economics and Finance of the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). Subsequently he held the position of the Administrative Director at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Until the end of June 2020, Ulrich Breuer will continue in his current position at the HZDR in addition to his functions at GSI and FAIR.

Staff Unit Administrative Management

Dr. Cora Tränkner
Personal Referent

Phone: +49-6159-71-3141
E-Mail: c.traenkner(at)

Simone Dehmer
Office Manager

Phone: +49-6159-71-2647
Fax: +49-6159-71-2905
E-Mail: office-kgf(at)

Karin Barkhau-Polzer
Team Assistant

Phone: +49-6159-71-3276
E-Mail: office-kgf(at)