Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2008
    Professor (W3) of manufacturing technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2006
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in manufacturing technology

  • 2001 – 2008
    Research associate under the chair in manufacturing technology (LFT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; head of the research groups "Sheet and profile machining" and "Active fluid medium-based forming"

  • 2001

  • 1997 – 2001
    Research assistant under the chair in manufacturing technology (LFT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • 1997
    Engineering degree (Dipl.‐Ing.) in materials science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Selected publications

  • Leicht, U.; Michalski, M.; Merklein, M.: Ultraschallunterstütztes Umformen und Verstemmen – Aktuelle Ergebnisse aus dem Verbundprojekt "UltraCaulk". wt Werkstattstechnik online 107(2017) No. 1/2, pp. 52-58

  • Suttner, S.; Merklein, M.: A new approach for the determination of the linear elastic modulus from uniaxial tensile tests of sheet metals. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 241(2017), pp. 64-72

  • Degner, J.; Horn, A.; Merklein, M.: Experimental study on the flow behavior during hot forming and quenching of the high-strength aluminum alloy AA6111. In: Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik, Montanuniversität Leoben, Bruno Buchmayr (Ed.): XXXVI. Verformungskundliches Kolloquium, 2017, pp. 166-171

  • Degner, J.; Boehm, W.; Herrmann, J.; Köhler, M.; Merklein, M.: Manufacturing and Characterization of Multilayered 7000-Series Aluminum with Improved Corrosion Behavior Processed via Accumulative Roll Bonding. In: Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress (Ed.): Elsevier, 2017, accepted

  • Degner, J.; Merklein, M.: Efficient Aluminium – Anwendung hochfester Aluminiumlegierungen im modernen Karosseriebau. In: Europäische Forschungsgesellschaft für Blechverarbeitung (Ed.): Proceedings of the 37th EFB Colloquium “Blechverarbeitung 2017”, 2017, published

  • Herrmann, J.; Merklein, M.: Herstellung und Umformeigenschaften hochfester mehrlagiger Aluminiumlegierungen der 6000er-Serie. In: Europäische Forschungsgesellschaft für Blechverarbeitung (Ed.): Energie / Effiziente Verarbeitung zukunftsweisender Leichtbauwerkstoffe, 2017, pp. 263-271

  • Zahner, M.; Andreas, K.; Engel, U.; Merklein, M.: Analysis of Production Limits in Manufacturing of Micro Coined Structures.

    In: (Ed.): ASPEN/ASPE 2017 Spring Topical Meeting – Manufacture and Metrology of Structured and Freeform Surfaces for Functional Applications, 2017, pp. 82-85

  • Herrmann, J.; Suttner, S.; Merklein, M.: Experimental investigation and numerical modeling of the bond shear strength of multi-layered 6000 series aluminum alloys. Procedia Engineering 183(2017)C, pp. 283-290

  • Affronti, E.; Merklein, M.: Metallographic Analysis of Nakajima Tests for the Evaluation of the Failure Developments. Procedia Engineering 183(2017), pp. 83-88

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Umformtechnik (AGU -- Forming Technology Working Group)

  • Member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

  • Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW)

  • Member of the International  Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)

  • Member of the Center for Management Technology and Society (CMTS)

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • Member of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP)

  • Member of the committee on research buildings, German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)

  • Member of the selection committee for the German Research Foundation (DFG) Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

  • Member of the executive committee for the DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 814 and the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TR) 73

  • Principal Investigator in the "Engineering of Advanced Materials" Centre of Excellence

  • Principal Investigator at the Graduate School of Advanced Optical Technology

  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Material Processing Technology

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee to Steels in Cars and Trucks (STC), Numiform, Numisheet

Additional qualifications

  • Managing director, Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH


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