Prof. Dr. Hans Ferkel
- Prof. Dr. Ferkel is Member of the Managing Board, CTO of the SMS group GmbH.
- With a doctorate in physics, he began his industrial career in 2004 as Head of Corporate Research of Materials and Production Processes at Volkswagen AG and continued as Senior Head of Technology Planning and Tooling at the automobile manufacturer.
- In 2011, he took over the Head of Research and Development at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe in Duisburg and advanced the development of innovative steels for lightweight applications.
- Since 2019, Hans Ferkel is a part of the Board of Management of the SMS group as Chief Technology Officer.