Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools
work +49 6151 16-20478 fax +49 6151 16-20087
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 205 Eugen-Kogon-Straße 4 64287Darmstadt
1972 – 1977
Parler Gymnasium, Schwäbisch GmündStudium Kybernetik und Allgemeiner Maschinenbau (Dipl.-Ing.) an der TU Stuttgart
1977 – 1983
Scientific assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA), Stuttgart 1983 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Stuttgart
1983 – 1986
Head of the department “Industrial Robots and Automation” at the Fraunhofer Institute (IPA), Stuttgart
1992 – 1996
Lectureships at the University of Karlsruhe and Barcelona
1977 – 1983
Stihl, Waiblingen Head of department for production development and production planning
1991 – 1999
Bosch, BühlDivision Manager Manufacturing Technology and Special Machine Construction Technical Plant Manager in Barcelona (Spain) and Bonneville (France), among others (France)
2000 – 2020
Head of the Institute for Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW) at the Technical University of Darmstadt
2005 – 2007
Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Founded and established the Process Learning Factory (CiP) at the TU Darmstadt
Establishment and inauguration of the energy efficiency factory ''ETA-Fabrik''
2016 – 2017
President of the Scientific Society for Production Engineering (WGP)
2015 – 2019
Spokesman of the board of directors of the Copernicus project SynErgie (80 partners, 10 million Euro budget per year)
Winner of the Hessian Cooperation Award
Winner of the competition “Germany – Land of Ideas” with theprocess learning factory
Winner of the "Hessian University Award for Excellence in Teaching
Honorary professor at Nanjing University, China
Friendship Medal Jiangsu Province, China
Award of the National Friendship Award by chin. Prime Minister
Athene Prize for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the TU Darmstadt
International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)
Scientific Society for Production Engineering (WGP), President 2016/2017
Carl Benz Circle of the VDI-ADB
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Transactions of FAMENA, University of Zagreb
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Carl Hanser Verlag for the journal “wb”.
Members of staff at PTW
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal wt-online
Member acatech (Ambassador of the Technical University of Darmstadt)
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