The Institute of Applied Research (IAF) is divided into two main research areas with a total of nine competence centres and new fields of research. The Innovation & Transfer field supports researchers in all questions concerning transfer. The research management provides additional operational and administrative support.
The IAF is headed by a scientific directorate consisting of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Uckelmann as scientific director and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heidrun Bögner-Balz and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Berndt Zeitler as deputies.