Short CV/Education and training

  • 1974 – 1980
    Diplom degree in metallurgy and materials science, with a concentration in non-metallic anorganic materials, from Clausthal University of Technology

  • 1983
    Doctorate in engineering from Clausthal University of Technology

  • 1985 – 1991
    At the company ITT Teves GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1985 – 1988
    Production engineering at the Frankfurt factory, ultimately as department head in charge of resource planning for mechanical production and the internal logistics in the production of integrated ABS systems

  • 1988 – 1991
    Assistant to the CEO

  • 1991 – 1992
    At the company Austria Metall AG in Ranshofen, Austria, company head of quality management

  • 1992 – 1993
    Roland Berger & Partner GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, consultant in the area of technology

  • Since 1994
    Professor in the Faculty of Information and Communication Systems (IK), Hannover University of Applied Science

  • 1999 – 2006
    Dean of the IK Faculty

  • Since 2006
    Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • Since 2014
    Vice president for teaching, studies and quality at the Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and the Arts

Selected publications

  • "Entwicklung eines nachhaltigen Qualitätsbewusstseins" in "Qualitätsmanagement – Was können Hochschulen von der Wirtschaft lernen?", German Rectors' Conference, Project: Quality Assurance, TFH Wildau, September 2005

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the presidium of the "VDI-Vereins Deutscher Ingenieure" since 2015

  • Member of the German Society for Quality (DGQ) delegates' assembly, since 2002

  • Member of the advisory board for the Technical Information Library (TIB) of Hannover, Germany, appointed by the Ministry of Science and Culture as representative of educational institutions for library and information science, 2000 – 2009

  • Member of the executive committee, Association of German Engineers (VDI) Hannover district office, 1997 – 2008, chairperson 2000 – 2006

  • Member of the editorial board for VDI News as representative of VDI district offices, since 1999

  • Member of the steering committee for quality management at Hannover University of Applied Sciences, 1999 – 2003

  • Member of the faculty council, 1999 – 2003

  • Chairperson and participant in various commissions, 1999 – 2003

  • Member of the quality management competence team, VDI Society for System Development (VDI-GSP) in Düsseldorf, Germany, 1997 – 2003

Additional qualifications

  • Volunteer service with the Association of German Engineers (VDI), district office of Hannover, Germany, and in the Quality Management section of the VDI

  • Volunteer service with the German Society for Quality (DGQ)

  • EFQM excellence training, 2001

  • DGQ quality engineer, 1992


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