Applied Mechanics

Prof. Dr. Ir. Daniel Rixen

  • Numerical methods for technical dynamics
  • Experimental structure dynamics
  • Multiphysicals models

Automation and Information Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Vogel-Heuser

  • Model-based and integrated engineering
  • Distributed control systems
  • Quality management and human factors

Industrial Management and Assembly Technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael F. Zäh (acting management)

  • Machine tools
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Joining and cutting technologies

Cyber-Physical Systems in Production Engineering

Prof. Dr. Marco Caccamo

  • Safety-critical cyber-physical systems
  • Real-time systems
  • Scheduling and schedulability analysis


Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Bengler

  • Micro ergonomics
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Digital human modeling
  • Cooperative systems and automation

Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner

  • Innovative conveyor technology
  • Sustainable logistics systems
  • Planning and control of material flow systems
  • Industry 4.0
  • Humans in logistics
  • Crane engineering and design of load-supporting structures

Laser-based Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katrin Wudy

  • New materials for Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser based Additive Manufacturing systems and new processes
  • Automation and Quality management

Machine Elements

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl

  • Gears and transmission components
  • Fatigue life, efficiency, NVH behavior
  • Testing, methods, simulation
  • Analysis, computer applications

Medical Materials and Implants

Prof. Dr. Petra Mela

  • Biofabrication
  • Bioreactor technology (from microfluid to whole organ systems)
  • Biohybrid Implants

Micro Technology and Medical Device Technology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tim C. Lüth

  • Medical navigation, robotics and control architectures
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Technology for an aging society

Product Development and Lightweight Design

Prof. Dr. Markus Zimmermann

  • Multi-disciplinary design
  • Modelling and simulation of complex systems
  • Design methods and tools and processes

Production and Technology in Media

Prof. Dr. phil. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Spanner-Ulmer

Production Technology and Energy Storage Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Daub

  • Upscaling of battery production with innovative materials for lithium-ion and solid state battery technologies
  • Electrode and cell design
  • Process and process chain optimization (cost-efficient and lean production)
  • Digitalization
  • Quality assurance (inline & predictive)

Sport Equipment and Materials

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Veit Senner

  • New materials (esp. carbon composites) in sports
  • Improved interaction between athletes and sports equipment
  • Equipment for reduced injury risk in sports

Metal Forming and Casting

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Volk

  • Manufacturing, tooling, and measurement technology
  • Development, heat treatment and processing of new materials
  • Virtual manufacturing processes

Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael F. Zäh

  • Machine tools
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Joining and cutting technologies

Department MEC Associated

Honorary Professorships