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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Machine Elements (Prof. Stahl)

Postal address

Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching b. München

Place of employment

Chair of Machine Elements (Prof. Stahl)

Boltzmannstr. 15(5505)/II
85748 Garching b. München

  • Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 15805
  • Fax: fax +49 89 289-15808
  • Room: 5505.02.526
  • karsten.stahl(at)tum.de

Professional Career
Since 2011 Full Professor, Institute of Machine Elements, Technical University of Munich, Director of Gear Research Center (FZG), TUM
2009 – 2010 Head of Advanced Engineering and Innovation Management, Powertrain and Driving Dynamic Systems, BMW Group, Munich
2007 – 2009 Head of Validation Driving Dynamics and Powertrain, BMW Group, Oxford, UK
2006 – 2007 Head of Quality and QMT MINI Transmission, MINI Plant, BMW Group, Oxford, UK
2003 – 2006 Head of Prototyping, Gear Technology and Methods, BMW Group, Dingolfing
2001 – 2003 Development Engineer in Gear Production, BMW Group, Dingolfing
1994 – 2000 Scientific Research Assistant (PhD candidate) at Gear Research Center (FZG), TUM
Academic Education and Degrees
2001 Doctorate at TUM, topic: Pitting Resistance of carburized Spur- and Helical Gears, Final Degree: Dr.-Ing. (passed with distinction "summa cum laude")
1989 – 1994 Studies of Mechanical Engineering with focus on Design and Development at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Final Degree: Dipl.-Ing. (passed with distinction)
Professional Activities
Since 2021 Convenor NA 060-34-15 "Zahnradtragfähigkeitsberechnung"

Since 2021

DGMK, District Group Bavaria, Chair
Since 2020 DFG Review Board 402-01, Member
2016 – 2018, 2022 AiF: Review Board 4, Member
Since 2017 BAPT: Member Scientific Advisory Board
Since 2016 ISO: TC 60 / SC 2 / WG 6, Convenor
Since 2016 VDI-GPP FB8: Advisory Board “Getriebe und Maschinenelemente”, Member
Since 2016 LAMCoS / INSA Lyon: Member International Advisory Board
Since 2016 WiGeP: Scientific Association for Product Development, Member of the Board (2018 – 2021: Speaker of the Board)
Since 2015 RWTH: Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP), Member International Advisory Board
Since 2014 IFToMM: TC Gearing and Transmissions, Member
2003 – 2010 FVA Scientific Advisory Board, Member and Representative of BMW Group
Honors and Awards
2021 Honorary Certificate of the TUM for Excellence in Teaching
2015 – 2021 5x Student Lecture Award “Goldene Lehre”, best lecture course in Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
2020 – 2021

2x Student Lecture Award “Goldene Lehre”, in Master Mechanical Engineering

2019 VDMA Faculty Teaching Concept Award, “Bestes Maschinenhaus”
2005 VDI Ring of Honors Award
1992 FAG Kugelfischer Award
Since 2018 VDI: Fachkonferenz Hochleistungs-Kunststoffzahnräder, President
Since 2016 VDI: International Conference on Gears, President
Since 2015 VDI: International Conference High Performance Plastic Gears, President
Since 2015 VDI: International Conference Gears Production, President
Since 2015 JSME: Int. Conference on Motion and Power Transmissions, Advisory Member
Since 2014 INSA International Gear Conference, Member Scientific Committee
Since 2014 Vereinigte Fachverlage: antriebstechnik, Member Academic Advisory Board
Since 2012 VDI: Schwingungen in Antrieben, Member Program Committee
Since 2012 VDI: Kupplungen, Member Program Committee
Since 2011 VDI: Dritev / Getriebe in Fahrzeugen, Member Program Committee
Since 2011 bayern innovativ: Conf. on Future Automot. Technology, Member Program Committee
Editorial Activities
Springer-Nature Forschung im Ingenieurwesen / Engineering Research, journal, Editor in Chief
ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (JVA), Associate Editor
Inderscience International Journal of Powertrains (IJPT), Member of the Editorial Board
EDP Sciences International Journal of Mechanics & Industry, Editor
Tecniche Nuove Organi di Trasmissione, Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee
IJSAE International Journal of Automotive Engineering, Member of the Advisory Board
Springer-VDI Konstruktion, journal, Member of the Academic Advisory Board
VDI Getriebe aktuell, journal, Member of the Board of Editors
Springer-Vieweg ATZ, journal, Member of the Scientific Panel of Experts
Machine Science Journal Machine Science, Member of the Editorial Board
MDPI Lubricants, Member of the Editorial Board
VFV antriebstechnik, Academic Advisory Board, Member
AzTU Machine Science, Editorial Board, Member
Teaching Activities
Bachelor Machine Elements (Mech. Eng.), 15 ECTS
  Machine Elements – Basics, Manufacturing and Application, 7 ECTS
Master System Engineering for Vehicle Drive Lines, 5 ECTS
  Geared Transmissions – Rolling Contacts and its Tribology, 5 ECTS
  Geared Transmission – Design and shifting elements, 5 ECTS
  Bevel and Hypoid Gears for Vehicles, 3 ECTS
  System technology of high performance gear drives, 3 ECTS
External Politecnico Milano, Advanced Design of Machine Elements, Visiting Professor
  Beijing Institute for Technology, Guest Lecturer
  Chongquing University, SKLMT, Guest Lecturer
  LaMCoS / INSA, Lyon, Guest Lecturer