Rolf Aschenbrenner received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University for Applied Science, Gießen, Germany, in 1986 and the M.S. degree in physics from the University of Gießen, Germany, in 1991.
From 1991 to 1992 he has worked at the University of Gießen and in 1993, he joined the Research Center for Microperipheric Technologies at the Technical University of Berlin.
Since March 1994 he has been employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration Berlin (IZM) where he is presently head of the department System Integration and Interconnection Technologies. From 2000 until 2006 he was Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute IZM.
On 12 January, 2005 he was awarded the “iNEMI International Recognition Award” (during the Fraunhofer IZM Packaging Day). In September 2010 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer IZM again.
As a member of the IEEE CPMT Society Board of Governors Rolf Aschenbrenner has worked as a European representative on the Conference Advisory Board Committee, and has played an active role in the globalization of IEEE CPMT in terms of membership and chapter development. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and served as IEEE CPMT Vice President, Technical and IEEE CPMT Vice President, Conferences. From January 2010 until December 2011 he was IEEE CPMT President and in 2012 he became IEEE Fellow. In 2013, Rolf Aschenbrenner received the CPMT David Feldman Award.