”As a board member I would like to focus on topics related to research and development in the field of machine vision, image processing and other methods of optical inspection. I consider it as our common goal bringing together European research institutes and facilities on a European level. As a representative of the applied Research and Development I also want to work on increasing the cooperation between research institutes and companies in order to strengthen the European industry and competitiveness on the world market. In this context, another key issue is the establishment of a European research program for machine vision technologies of the future.”
Dr.-Ing. Dirk Berndt has been working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg, Germany, for over 25 years. Dr. Berndt has been working as a department manager since 1998.
After receiving his PhD in 2008 he took over the position of a business manager in the field of measuring and testing technology. He has been responsible for projects with industrial customers in many different areas, mainly focused however on optical three-dimensional measuring and testing systems which are directly integrated in the production process.
Always having been a networker, Dirk Berndt also represents the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance, a network within the Fraunhofer Society consisting of 15 institutes and more than 500 scientists, where he has been a member of the professional advisory board since 2010. His main activity there is to ensure the cooperation between the Fraunhofer members but also bring in new ideas and research initiatives. These activities are now to be widened to a European level with it’s consequence to become EMVA member in 2018.