Professor Klaus Thoma, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute-EMI from Freiburg, Germany is leading a new multidisciplinary initiative to ensure that critical systems and infrastructure are better able to withstand, more nimbly recover from, and adapt to naturally occurring and man-made hazards. Prof. Thoma is playing a groundbreaking role in forwarding German technological innovation and research to advance societal resilience.

For more on Fraunhofer Institute-EMI and Professor Thoma, visit their website at http://www.en.emi.fraunhofer.de.

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