Dr. Andreas Groß studied chemistry and educational theory at the University of Bielefeld from 1979 – 1985. In 1987 he elaborated a Ph.D. thesis with the topic: „Model reactions concerning curing mechanisms of epoxy adhesives“, the supervisor having been Prof. Dr. Hans Brockmann. Since 1987 he is employee of the Fraunhofer-Institute IFAM and is head of the department „Promotion of Technology and Personnel Qualification“. Since 1997 he is head of the „Klebtechnisches Zentrum“ (Center of Adhesive Bonding Technology) at the IFAM. He leads the DVS-working group „Adhesive Bonding Technology“ and represents the DVS in the EWF regarding Adhesive Bonding Technology. Since 2000 he is also professor at the school of engineering (Hochschule Bremen) in the field of Adhesive Bonding Technology.