Senior Fellow

Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth

Research Area: Computer Sciences and AI Systems
Focuses: Energy, Big Data, High Performance Computing, Nuclear Physics

Research Group


Office: 2|09 (GSC)
Phone: +49 69 798 44101


Professor Volker Lindenstruth studied physics at the TU Darmstadt and received his diploma in 1989. From 1989 to 1993 he obtained his doctorate at the GSI in Darmstadt in physics and then went on to work as a postdoc for computer science for two years as Feodor v. Lynen Fellow at LBNL, USA. From 1995 to 1997, he was a member of the Scientific Staff of the UC Space Science Laboratory, USA, before founding iCore Technologies in 1997. Back in Germany since 1998 Professor Lindenstruth was leading the Department of Technical Computer Science until 2009 and accompanying the position of Director for the Kirchhoff Institute of the University of Heidelberg. In addition, since 2000 he has been the head of the ALICE HLT project (BMBF / CERN MoU) at the LHC of CERN and from 2006 to 2007 also CERN Associate. In 2005, he founded Certon Systems in Heidelberg. At FIAS he held the position of Fellow since 2007 and became a Senior Fellow soon. Furthermore, the group of High-Performance Computer Architecture of the Goethe University has been in his care since 2009. Since 2010, Professor Lindenstruth has also been involved in the board of directors of FIAS, which he is chairing since 2012. He is also in charge of the scientific IT department at GSI Helmholtzzentrum since 2010 and founded the e3c Computing GmbH in 2011.


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2012 - 2018 Chairman of the Board of Directors

2010 - today Member of the Board of Directors

2007 - today Fellow (later Senior Fellow)

Further organisations

2011 Founder e3c Computing GmbH

2010 - today Head of IT GSI Helmholtzzentrum 

2009 - today Full professor Goethe University, Frankfurt

2006 - 2007 CERN Associate

2005 Founder Certon Systems, Heidelberg

2000 - heute Head of ALICE HLT Project (BMBF/CERN MoU) am LHC des CERN

1998 - 2009 Chair of Technische Informatik, Director Kirchhoff Institute, University                           Heidelberg

1997 Founder iCore Technologies, USA

Awards and scholarships

  • first place in the world ranking of the most efficient computers together with L-CSC, GSI a.o. (2014)
  • Deutschland Land der Ideen, German Rechenzentrumspreis (2012)
  • Green-IT Best Practise Award (Visionary overall concepts) BMWi (2011)
  • attracting more than 35 Mio € third-party funds (2010 - heute)
  • Feodor v. Lynen Fellow, LBNL (1993-1995)