Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    Studied mathematics with a minor in informatics at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany; received a Diplom degree in mathematics

  • 1984 – 1989
    Research associate at the Institute for Forming Technology and Machines, Leibniz University Hannover

  • 1990 – 1994
    Managing Director of the IPH – Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover gGmbH

  • 1995 – 1999
    Habilitation (postdoctoral) fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) to conduct research at the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines, Leibniz University Hannover

  • Since 2000
    University professor; C4 professor of virtual production engineering (formerly production engineering/forming processes) at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

  • 2004
    Offer of a professorship in mechanical engineering informatics at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (declined)

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Commission on IT Infrastructure (KfR)

  • Member of DFG Review Board 401: Production Technology

  • Principal Investigator, Network Leader and Member of the Steering Committee of the Federal Cluster of Excellence MERGE

  • Member of the ZEvA Hannover (Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency) standing accreditation committee

  • Member of the editorial board for the journal ProduktDatenJournal

  • Member of the peer review panel for various DFG Collaborative Research Centres, Priority Programmes and Research Units

  • Referee for international research funding organisations such as the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF), the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) and the Research Council of Norway

  • Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Umformtechnik (AGU – the German forming technology working group)

  • Board member of the Forming Technology Association of Saxony

  • Member of the ProSTEP iViP Association

Additional qualifications

  • Member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty council

  • Chair of the Faculty of Engineering doctoral and habilitation committee


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