Dr. Ralph Patzold


Dr. Ralph Paetzold studied physics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg from 1996 to 2002 and received a PhD in material science targeting OLEDs on flexible Substrates from the same university as an external candidate working for Siemens AG in 2004. In 2012 he finished a MBA degree in General Management. Between 2004 and 2008 he held different project manager positions at Siemens AG and Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH in the field of (O-)LEDs for lighting applications. Until 2012 he was Director of Key Account Management for retrofit systems at Diehl Aerospace being responsible for product and market development for LED based lighting systems used in the civil aircraft aerospace aftermarket. In 2012 he was appointed CEO of OPVIUS GmbH.

His research involved

  • Market positioning of novel products
  • Product and application development and associated R&D
  • Manufacturing of novel products
  • Innovation management

He is (co-)author of >20 publications and >50 patents, mainly on device/module and processing/manufacturing topics regarding organic semiconductor and electronic systems. Has presented >50 invited lectures.