Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    Diplom degree in biology from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

  • 1992
    Doctoral studies in biotechnology at TUM

  • 1993
    Doctor of natural science (Dr rer. nat.) from TUM

  • 1993 – 1996
    Junior researcher under Prof. Sandermann at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology des German Research Centre for Environmental Health GmbH, Munich

  • 1996 – 1998
    Research associate under Prof. Amrhein, Institute of the Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1998
    Head of a junior research group at the Institute of the Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere (ICG) 6, Forschungszentrum Jülich research centre

  • Since 1998
    Project director for research on genetically modified organisms, in charge of R&D "Plant physiology of trace-gas exchange with the atmosphere"

  • 1999 – 2001
    Deputy director of the institute, with responsibility for personnel and budget, in charge of reorganising the existing research groups in keeping with the restructuring of environmental research at Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • 2000 – 2001
    Spokesperson of the Forschungszentrum Jülich research centre in Section IV of the Helmholtz joint research project "Environmental research and geoscience"

  • 2000
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of Agriculture and Gardening, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • Since 2001
    Strategic research planning in the Fraunhofer Society. Research topics: combining competencies from engineering and the life sciences to develop new research projects, integrating gender aspects into research topics in technology and natural science ("Discover Gender")

  • 2008 – 2009
    Maria Göppert visiting professor at Braunschweig University of Technology

  • Since 2008
    Director of the "Gender and Diversity in Organisations" section in the Department of Machine Tools and Factory Management, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Berlin, as part of a position as visiting professor

    Currently the head of the Center for Responsible Research and Innovation at the Fraunhofer IAO association

  • 2012
    Visiting professor of Gender, Science and Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; research area: innovative research planning using new approaches to participatory technology projection and to integrating the perspectives of different genders into creative approaches

Selected publications

  • Schiebinger, L., Schraudner, M.: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Achieving Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Engineering. In: Interdisciplinary Science Review 36(2), in press.

  • Bruitendijk, S. et al.: Women in Science. In: The Lancet 377(9768), 2011.

  • Schraudner, M.: Diversity im Innovationssystem. Munich/Berlin 2010. ISBN 978-3-383-960-105-1.

  • Bührer, S., Hufnagl, M., Schraudner, M.: Frauen im Innovationssystem - im Team zum Erfolg. Stuttgart 2009. ISBN 978-3-8396-0063-4.

  • Froese, A., Schraudner, M.: Enhancing innovation through diversity management - A state of the art-study of large enterprises in Germany. In: 10th International CINet Conference. Enhancing the Innovation Environment, Brisbane, 2009.

  • Froese, A., Schraudner, M.: Integrating Gender Aspects into Research and Teaching at the Berlin University of Technology - A Case Study. In: The Triple Helix VII, 7th Biennial International Conference on University, Industry & Government Linkages, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9824934-0-3, PDF-Format.

  • Schraudner, M.: Gender aspects in research - A promising path to open new markets. In: The Triple Helix VII, 7th Biennial International Conference on University, Industry & Government Linkages, Glasgow, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9824934-0-3, PDF-Format.

  • Schraudner, M.: Gender in der universitären Forschung: Warum muss Gender in der Technikentwicklung integriert werden? In: Dudeck, A., Jansen-Schulz, D. (eds.): Zukunft Bologna!? Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2007.

  • Bührer, S., Schraudner, M.: Wie können Gender-Aspekte in Forschungsvorhaben erkannt und bewertet werden? Karlsruhe, 2006. ISBN 3-8167-7003-7.

  • Schraudner, M., Lukoschat, H.: Gender als Innovationspotenzial in Forschung und Entwicklung. Munich, 2006. ISBN 978-3-8167-7232-2.

Selected projects

  • Conducting strategic research projects on need-based research planning ("Discover Markets")

  • Research projects in organisations with the goal of enhancing innovation potential by increasing diversity ("changing corporate cultures – preventing career disruptions")

  • Creation of a research blog ( in order to motivate diverse groups of people with an affinity for technology to take active part in innovations and involve them in the development of research projects

  • Collaboration with Stanford University to create an EU/NSF-funded Internet platform: "Gendered Innovations"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Appointed member and participant in several impetus groups within the federal German government's "Partners for Innovation" initiative (topics: exhausting the potential of the research system, health and nutrition)

  • Involved in various national and European advising groups, for the development of the "Partners for Innovation initiative", the "High Tech Strategy" and the current Foresight Process, among others

  • Service within the EU's Directorate General for Research, for example on the topic of "Structural Change"

  • National (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and international consulting for government ministries in the area of research and economy concerning research project applications and research funding topics

  • Consulting with national and international programmes on women's advancement and the integration of gender aspects in research topics

  • Member of the executive committee, Kompetenzzentrum Technik, Diversity, Chancengleichheit, Bielefeld, Germany, since 2009

  • Member of the executive committee of Total E-Quality, since 2004

  • Peer reviewer for foundations such as the "German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development" (GIF)


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