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Alexander Verl

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Principal Investigator
Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW)
Cluster of Excellence IntCDC


Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart

  • 2005 – present Full Professor and Head of the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW), University of Stuttgart
  • 2014 – 2016 Executive Vice President Technology Marketing and Business Models of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • 2006 – 2014 Director of Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA), Stuttgart
  • 2005 – 2014 Full Professor and Director of Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW)
  • 1997 – 2005 Founder and Managing Partner of AMATEC Robotics GmbH (since 2000 a subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH)
  • 1994 – 1997 Ph.D. Student at German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (Prof. Hirzinger, Prof. Grübel), Oberpfaffenhofen
  • 1992 – 1994 Development Engineer at Siemens AG, Research Center Erlangen AUT 941

Qualification Indicators

  • Dean of the faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering, University of Stuttgart, since 2018
  • Awards: Diesel Gold Medal from the German Institute of Inventions (D.I.E) (2014), Julius von Haast Fellowship Award by the Royal Society of New Zealand (2012), Invention & Entrepreneurship Award 2010 (IERA Award) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) (2010) 
  • 2012 – present Board member of the German Academic Society for Assembly and Industrial Robots (MHI)
  • 2012 – 2015 Elected member of the DFG review board 401 “Production Technology”
  • 2012 Honorary doctoral degree (Dr. h.c.) of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2011 – 2014 Chairman of Graduate School of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GSaME)
  • 2010 – 2014 Member of the DFG Committee on Scientific Instrumentation
  • Chairman of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), since 2010
  • 2007 – 2014 President of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik (DGR)
  • 2007 – present Principal Investigator Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology (SimTech Cluster of Excellence)
  • 2006 – present Member of the WGP (German Academic Society for Production Engineering)
  • Data Integration Commission
  • Research Infrastructure Commission
  • Industry Collaboration Commission
  • RDM Commission
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