Fraunhofer Academy Team


Martin Priester - Head of the Fraunhofer Academy

Martin Priester is head of the Fraunhofer Academy and supervises the "Cybersecurity Learning Lab".




Lena Barahona - Deputy Head of the Fraunhofer Academy (on parental leave)

Lena Barahona is Deputy Head of the Fraunhofer Academy and responsible for the areas of didactics and quality management. 

Viktor Deleski

Communication and Program Management


Dr. Sandra Ebert - Corporate Learning & Education

Dr. Sandra Ebert has been working for the Fraunhofer Academy since September 2019 as a Learning & Development Professional in the field of Corporate Learning and is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative learning and development programs for companies.


Theresia Gierull - Communication & Program Management (on parental leave)

Theresia Gierull has been responsible for the communication and marketing strategy in the project "Cybersecurity Training Lab" since May 2017.


Christine Harzer - Corporate Learning & Education

Christine Harzer joined the Fraunhofer Academy in February 2022 as Project Manager and Learning Professional in the Corporate Learning Business Unit. She is responsible in particular for the management of the "European Battery Business Club" EBBC project.


Dr. Morteza Hashemi Farzaneh - Education Management & Learning Technologies

Dr. Morteza Hashemi Farzaneh joined the Fraunhofer Academy in May 2022 in the field of learning technologies and leads projects on tools, interoperability of learning platforms, and knowledge transfer. 


Jutta Haubenreich - Education Management & Online Marketing (on parental leave)

Jutta Haubenreich is responsible for program management and online marketing in the Fraunhofer Academy’s education management team. Before she started working at the Fraunhofer Academy in 2009 Ms Haubenreich studied communication science at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, subsequently completing a Master of Arts in market and media research.


Dr. Carmen Köhler - Smart Coding & Learning

Carmen Köhler joined Fraunhofer IAIS in May 2021 and works in the business area Smart Coding and Learning with a focus on AI. 


Elly Leimenstoll - Communication & Program Management

Since September 2019, Elly Leimenstoll has taken responsibility for the central marketing and communication of the Cyber Security Training Lab.


Eva Poxleitner - Education Management & Learning Technologies

Since Febuary 2012 Eva Poxleitner is responsible for learning technologies in the Fraunhofer Academy’s education management team. In particular for the project "iAcademy - Mobile Learning with the Fraunhofer Academy". After graduating with a diploma in multimedia designer (design and computer science) she studied Master of Science in Industrial Design at the TU Munich from 2009-2011.


Franziska Marie Purr - Corporate Learning

Franziska Purr started working for the Fraunhofer Academy in May 2021 as a Learning Professional in the Corporate Learning business unit with a focus on battery technology.


Armin Ritter – Corporate Learning & Education

Armin Ritter is responsible for Corporate Learning & Education at the Fraunhofer Academy since 2015.


Adem Salgin - Event Management

Adem Salgin is working for the Fraunhofer Academy since Januar 2017 and is responsible for event management.

After obtaining his technical college in economics in 2006, he successfully completed his traineeship as an office administrator between 2008 and 2011.

He has worked as an Event Manager in the headquarters of the Frauhofer-Gesellschaft between 2011 and 2016.

From 2012 to 2015, he studied part-time at the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschafts Akademie (VWA) in Munich where he graduated as a Diplom Betriebswirt (VWA).


Dr. Raphaela Schätz - Quality & Program Management

Dr. Raphaela Schätz is responsible for didactics and quality management at the Fraunhofer Academy since October 2016.


Tamara Schmidtner-Baur - Didactics & Quality Management

Tamara Schmidtner-Baur is responsible for the topics quality management, evaluation and digital teaching at the project Cyber Security Training Lab since October 2022. 


Manuel Smid - Team Assistent

Manuel Smid is working as a team assistant for Fraunhofer Academy since early 2015.  


Karla Sosa - International Education Management

Karla Sosa is working since 2012 for the Fraunhofer Academy’s international education management team. She is responsible for the design and implementation of international e-learning programs and supports the cooperation with the Fraunhofer Academy's international partners. She finished her MBA, specializing in International Management, at the European School of Business (ESB) in Reutlingen in 2011.


Bettina Tafertshofer - Corporate Learning & Education

Bettina Tafertshofer joined the Fraunhofer Academy in February 2022 as a Learning Professional with a focus on didactics.


Vilasini Viswanathan - Funded Educational Projects

Ms. Viswanathan joined the Fraunhofer Academy in April 2022 in program management for the field of Funded Educational Projects.