Birgit Skrotzki received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (1992) and a Habilitation degree from the same university (2000).
In 2003 she joined the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) in Berlin, Germany, and became Head of the Division Mechanical Behavior of Materials.
Since 2011 she is also Professor for Metallic Materials at Technical University Berlin.
Since spring 2020, she has represented BAM in the steering committee of the Platform MaterialDigital.
Interconnecting data repositories: The Platform Material Digital (BMBF)
MaterialDigital aims at the interconnection of different repositories from all sectors working with materials data, such as companies, non-university research institutes and universities. By implementing this concept, a standardized exchange of data, knowledge and tools for the digitalization of materials that functions across domain boundaries is to be achieved.
MaterialDigital develops a sustainable business model for the economic connectivity of the platform beyond the funding period.