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Thomas Bauernhansl

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Principal Investigator
Institut für Industrielle Fertigung und Fabrikbetrieb (IFF)
Cluster of Excellence IntCDC


Keplerstr. 11
70174 Stuttgart

Professional Career

  • 2011 – present Professor (W3), Director of the Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management IFF, University of Stuttgart, and Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA
  • 2012 – 2015 Head of Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production EEP, University of Stuttgart
  • 2007 – 2011 Freudenberg Sealing Technologies; Head Global Process Technology and Head of Technology Center Europe
  • 2003 – 2007 Freudenberg Systems and Tools Engineering Ltd. Spokesperson for corporate management
  • 1998 – 2003 Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL), Chair of Production Engineering (Prof. Eversheim / Prof. Schuh), RWTH Aachen

Qualification Indicators

  • 2016: Keynote “Economic relevance and scientific action fields of Industry 4.0” at the 49th CIRP CMS Conference on Manufacturing Systems: Factories of the Future in the Digital Environment, Stuttgart
  • Since 2015 Member of Steering Committee Fraunhofer-Allianz Ambient Assisted Living
  • Since 2015 Member of Board of Directors of EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association)
  • Since 2015 Member of the Strategy Committee “Plattform Industrie 4.0” of the German Federal Government/ Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Since 2015 Board Member “Future of Work/Industrie 4.0” of the German Metal Workers Union / IG Metall
  • 2014 – 2017 Dean of Studies “Technology Management” (University of Stuttgart)
  • Since 2014 Vice Chairman of Steering Committee “Allianz Industrie 4.0 BW”
  • Since 2014 Chair of Commission Ingenieurwissenschaften@bw2025 Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg
  • Since 2013 Member of Managing Board Lightweight Construction Centre Baden-Württemberg (LBZ-BW e.V.)
  • Since 2013 Member of Board of Trustees IMPULS Foundation VDMA
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