Prof. Dr Andreas Groß has been a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM) / Adhesive bonding technology and surfaces department since 1987. Since 1997 he has been head of the “Employee Qualification and Technology Transfer” department at Fraunhofer IFAM, which integrates the accredited training facilities “Training Center for Adhesive Bonding Technology” and “Training Center for Fiber Composites”. Since 1996 he has been chairman of the DVS working group V8 “Adhesive bonding technology”, and since 1998 he has been a member of the steering committee “Technical Committee – TC” of the Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V. (Adhesives Industry Association). In 2000, in addition to his work at Fraunhofer IFAM, he was appointed professor at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen/Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Furthermore, since 2000 he has headed various national and European working groups in DIN and CEN on the subject of “Quality standardisation in adhesive bonding technology”. He is also chairman of the working group “Adhesive bonding DIN 6701”. In this context, he is also project leader of the revision of ISO 21368 at ISO TC 61/SC 11/WG 5. In 2006, he was appointed to the board of the Fraunhofer Academy as a founding member and has been its deputy spokesperson since then. In 2013, he was appointed to the advisory board of the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Body.