Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978 – 1985
    Studied informatics at the Dortmund University of Technology, Germany, with a minor in business administration, awarded the Diplom degree (Dipl.-Inform.), with distinction

  • 1985 – 1989
    Research associate at the Dortmund University of Technology in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering under the chair in materials handling and warehousing, starting in 1989 as head of the group "graphics applications"

  • 1990 – 2004
    Research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund, starting in 1992 as section head, starting in 1995 as deputy department head

  • 1998
    Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Rostock, Germany; summa cum laude

  • 1998 – 2004
    Teaching appointments in the Department of Computer Science at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts; taught courses in simulation technology and in computer graphics and computer animation

  • 2001 – 2004
    Managing Director of Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 559: "Modelling of large logistics networks", Dortmund University of Technology

  • 2001 – 2007
    Head of subproject M9 "Information gathering" within SFB 559 "Modelling of large logistics networks", Dortmund University of Technology

  • Since 2004
    Head of the Department of Organization of Production and Factory Planning at the University of Kassel, Germany

  • Since 2008
    Managing Director of the Institute of Production Technology and Logistics at the University of Kassel

  • Since 2011
    Head of the Master's continuing education programme "Industrial production management", University of Kassel

  • Since 2012
    Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board 401, "Production technology", for the term of office from 2012 to 2015

Selected publications

  • Abel, D.; Jessen, U.; Wenzel, S.: Delphi-Study on Evaluation Information in Simulation Studies for Manufacturing and Logistics Planning. In: Journal of Simulation (2013), pp. 1-9; Journal of Simulation advance online publication, 22 March 2013; doi:10.1057/jos.2013.7.

  • Bayer, J.; Collisi, T.; Wenzel, S. (eds.): Simulation in der Automobilproduktion. VDI Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2003.

  • Boyaci, P.; Wenzel, S.: Controlling Production Networks by using Time-Continuous and Discrete Event Simulation. In: Spath, D.; Ilg, R.; Krause, T. (Eds.): International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 21) : Innovation in Product and Production, 31.07. – 04.08.2011, Conference Proceedings. Fraunhofer-Verlag, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-8396-0293-5.

  • Bracht, U.; Geckler, D.; Wenzel, S.: Digitale Fabrik – Methoden und Praxisbeispiele. Springer, Berlin, 2011.

  • Jessen, U.; Wenzel, S.: The Integration of 3-D Visualization into the Simulationbased Planning Process of Logistics Systems. In: Simulation 77 (2001), 3-4, pp. 114-127.

  • Kuhnt, S.; Wenzel, S.: Information Acquisition for Modelling and Simulation of Logistics Networks. In: Journal of Simulation (2010) 4 – published online 6. November 2009 doi10.1057/jos.2009.9, pp. 109-115.

  • Wenzel, S.; Boyaci, P.; Jessen, U.: Simulation in Production and Logistics: Trends, Solutions and Applications. In: Dangelmaier, W.; Blecken, A.; Delius, R.; Klöpfer, S. (eds.): Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Logistics. Proceedings of the 8th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium, IHNS 2010, Paderborn, April 2010, 46, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010, pp. 73-84.

  • Rabe, M.; Spieckermann, S.; Wenzel, S.: Verifikation und Validierung für die Simulation in Produktion und Logistik – Vorgehensmodelle und Techniken. Springer, Berlin, 2008.

  • Wenzel, S.; Weiß, M.; Collisi-Böhmer, S.; Pitsch, H.; Rose, O.: Qualitätskriterien für die Simulation in Produktion und Logistik – Planung und Durchführung von Simulationsstudien. Springer, Berlin, 2008.

  • Wenzel, S.; Jessen, U.; Bernhard, J.; Classifications and Conventions Structure the Handling of Models within the Digital Factory. In: Computers in Industry 56 (2005) 4, pp. 334-346.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Selected activities:

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board 401 "Production technology" for the term of office from 2012 to 2015

  • Member of the advisory committee to the Association of German Engineers (VDI) Society "Production and Logistics" (GPL)

  • Deputy head of the technical committee (FA) 205, "Digital Factory", in the technical division "Factory Design and Operation" (VDI-GPL)

  • Head of FA 204, "Modelling and Simulation", in the technical division "Factory Design and Operation" (VDI-GPL)

  • Head of the sub-group 4.5.6 "Simulation in production and logistics" to ASIM (working group "Simulation") in the GI (German computer science society)

  • Deputy chair of the executive committee for ASIM

  • Member of the GI, the ASIM and the VDI (honoured member)

  • Member of the Academic Society for Work and Industrial Organization

  • Member of BVL International – The Global Supply Chain Network

  • Member of the non-profit MoWiN.net (network for the mobility economy of Northern Hesse)

Additional qualifications

  • Active as a reviewer for various national and international journals and conferences; reviewer for ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute) and for AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes); and reviewer for various research programmes.


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