The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest “Technische Universitäten” in Germany and one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany. TUD is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence, which will receive permanent funding within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments as of 1 November 2019. TUD has about 32,000 students and over 8,300 employees from 70 countries. Interdisciplinary cooperation is a strength of the TUD, whose researchers also benefit from collaborations with the region's numerous science institutions – including Fraunhofer, Leibniz and Max Planck institutes. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, leading companies have honoured the university with currently fourteen endowed chairs.
The Chair for Molecular Functional Materials at TUD begun in August 2014, which is a professorship in the context of the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden. The Cluster "cfaed" addresses breakthroughs in advancing electronics in order to enable hitherto unforeseen innovations. The Cluster aims at impacting the future of electronics by initiating revolutionary new applications such as electronics featuring zero-boot time, THz imaging, and complex biosignal processing. Cfaed’s research continues to strengthen TUD, enhance its international credibility, and contribute in making Dresden a leading location of electronics fundamental research.