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Peter Middendorf

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Principal Investigator
Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB)
Cluster of Excellence IntCDC


Pfaffenwaldring 31
70569 Stuttgart

  • 2012 – present Full Professor at University of Stuttgart, Director of Institute of Aircraft Design: Lightweight design, aircraft structures, composite materials, textile technology, testing technologies, composite simulation
  • 2010 – 2012 Director of Research & Innovation at EADS helicopter division Eurocopter Germany: responsible for all helicopter technology programmes
  • 2008 – 2010 Head of transnational department Structure Integration and Mechanical Systems at EADS Innovation Works: Multi-functional (composite) structures and system integration for aerospace applications
  • 2006 – 2008 Senior Expert for EADS in structural mechanics and analysis 
  • 2004 – 2006 Head of lightweight design department EADS Corporate Research Centre in Ottobrunn: design concepts, structural analysis and process simulation of composite aerospace applications

Qualification Indicators

  • Since 2013 Chairman of Research Director’s Board of Research Campus ARENA2036
  • Since 2014 Chairman of the Board of Carbon Composite e.V. Baden-Württemberg
  • Since 2015 Senator of the German Association of Aeronautics (DGLR)
  • Since 2016 Vice-Chairman of the Board of Baden-Württemberg Aerospace Association (LRBW)
  • Since 2016 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodetics
  • Several patents in the domain of lightweight structures, composite technologies and aeronautic applications
  • Since 2010 Member of the Editorial Board of international scientific journal “Computers, Materials & Continua”
  • Since 2014: Member of the Editorial Board of international scientific journal “Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science”
  • 2002: IABG research award
  • Research Infrastructure Commission
  • Industry Collaboration Commission
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