German Aerospace Center DLR, Köln, Germany
Dr.-Ing. habil. BILGE SARUHAN-BRINGS studied at the Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurgy of Istanbul University of Technology in Turkey and received his doctorate from the Faculty of Materials Science and Chemistry of Limerick University in Ireland in the field of high-performance ceramics. Since December 1987 she has been working at the German Aerospace Center, first as a PostDoc, then as a scientific MA and now as a group leader and deputy head of department in the field of high temperature and functional coatings. In 2002 she habilitated at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg on the topic "Oxidic fibre composites". In 2019 she received the title "Senior Scientist of the Year". She has published a book and about 120 publications and holds 11 granted patents.