Athanasios I. Liapis

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. 1986 – Apr. 1987; Sept. 1996 – Aug. 1997
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Alfons B. Mersmann, Prof. Dr. Dieter Vortmeyer
Research Interests
Transport Phenomena Mechanisms and Modeling, Adsorption/Desorption Mechanisms and Processes, Chemical Reaction Engineering Systems, Bioseparations, Chromatographic Separations and Microfluidic Systems, Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulations of the Pore Structure and Transport in Porous Adsobent Media and Catalysts, Lyophilization
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (1996), Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Rolla (2000 – 2001)

Christophe Binetruy

Professor
Research Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (GeM), Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France

Stay at TUM
May – July 2011
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler
Research Interests
Composite materials, Composite manufacturing science, Process modeling
Awards/Honors
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (2010)

“My stay at TUM was an excellent opportunity to build a partnership with the LCC.”

Naira Hovakimyan

Professor, University Scholar and Schaller Faculty Scholar of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA

Stay at TUM
a few weeks every year since 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Florian Holzapfel
Research Interests
Control theory and engineering with applications in safety-critical systems
Awards/Honors
Humboldt Research Award (2014), AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award (2011)

“I visit TUM every year for few weeks on regular basis since 2011. I co-advise a few students with Florian Holzapfel and serve on their dissertation committees. I host these students in my lab in UIUC. We work jointly on flight control system design and implementation on various industrial models.”

Jorge Angeles

Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Stay at TUM
July 1991 – June 1992
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Robotics, mechanism and machine science, design and control of mechanical systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE 2012), Doctor honoris causa, University of Guanajuato, Mexico (2011), Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (2003), Humboldt Research Award (1991)

“A great professional experience for me, and cultural experience both for me and for my family. I could make great progress in the writing of my “Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems”, a 550 pp. book published by Springer New York in 1997. I also honed my communication skills in German.”

Ravi Banavar

Professor and Convener
Systems and Control Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Powai, Mumbai, India

Stay at TUM
June 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Lohmann, Dr.-Ing. Paul Kotyczka
Research Interests
Nonlinear control, geometric mechanics, aerospace and mechanical systems applications

Amaresh Chakrabarti

Professor
Innovation, Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IdeasLab) and Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab),  Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

Stay at TUM
Mar. – Aug. 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Lindemann
Research Interests
Engineering design methodology, Design synthesis and creativity, Eco-design and sustainability, Knowledge Reuse and design informatics, Affordable healthcare, Design research methodology, Virtual reality and haptics
Awards/Honors
TUM Ambassador (2014), Honorary Fellow, UK Institution of Engineering Designers(IED), Member of Board of Management, UK Design Society, Member of Advisory Board, UK Design Society

“My experience and stay at TUM was both socially and academically highly valuable. I offered a PhD level course on design research methodology, organised an international workshop the proceedings of which will be published by Springer as a book, and gave a series of lectures at various fora in TUM. The international office was very helpful in making my stay a memorable one.”

Julian Andrzej Domaradzki

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Sept. – Nov. 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Adams
Research Interests
Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Awards/Honors
Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2011), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2008), Humboldt Research Award (1992), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1980)

“Prof. Adams’ group in the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics is very active and known worldwide in the field. My interactions with members of his group allowed me to make a significant progress in my research in a very short time of three months. Overall, my research stay at TUM has been very productive, resulting in one accepted journal publication and another one currently in preparation, as well as leading to continuing collaborations with several members of the group. Separately, the support for my visit at TUM was excellent,  beginning with invaluable assistance in finding an apartment, through welcoming atmosphere in the Institute and, more generally, at TUM and in everyday life in Munich. It was an experience I would gladly repeat.”

Livan Fratini

Professor of Manufacturing
Department of Chemical Engineering, Management, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Palermo, Palermo Italy

Stay at TUM
2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr.Gunther Reinhart, Prof. Dr. Michael Zäh
Research Interests
Metal forming, joining, numerical simulation
Awards/Honors
Prize for innovation in teaching activities, AITEM (Associazione italiana di Tecnologia Meccanica, 2010), F.W. Taylor Medal, College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP, 2007)

“Effective and fruitful .”

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Inez Caudill Eminent Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear
Engineering Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 2002, three shorter visits since then
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Rainer Friedrich
Research Interests
Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Flow Control, MEMS, Large-Scale Disasters, Superhydrophobic Coatings

“I had a great time interacting with Professor Friedrich’s research group.  Witnessing how he interacted with his visitors, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students was a lesson in humility. Professor Friedrich treats all with the same charm and grace. Not only is he very intelligent and competent in his field of research, but also charming and hardworking. Rainer left a positive impression that will never be forgotten.  He truly was the perfect host for me.”

Thomas Gatski

Research Professor
Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography and Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Stays at TUM
July 2004, August 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams, Prof. i.R. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Friedrich
Research Interests
Turbulent flow modeling and simulation, Vicoelastic fluid flows

“My visits in 2004 and 2011 were about a month long. Both of them were very productive with extensive interactions with students (2004) and summer program participants and students (2011). The facilities were excellent and a very pleasant work environment.”

Milosav Georgijevic

Professor
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

Stays at TUM
Several short visits since 1996
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Willibald A. Günthner
Research Interests
Materials handling, material flow, logistic

“Neben den Forschungstätigkeiten, die mir an der TUM ermöglicht wurden, sind unsere Kontakte so freundschaftlich geworden, dass meine Studenten schon seit mehreren Jahren den Lehrstuhl für Fördertechnik Materialfluss Logistik (fml) in Garching besuchen, um die besten Praktiken zu lernen.”

Yalçın Abdullah Gögüs

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department and of Aerospace
Department of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1957 – Oct. 1961, Jan. – Feb. 1964, Sept. 1978 – Dec. 1979 and  various shorter visits
Hosts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Schmidt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Grigull
Research Interests
Energy Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics, Propulsion Engineering

“I enjoyed not only the excellent social environment of the Institute for Thermodynamics but had the advantage of excellent collegial cooperation, not to mention the unforgettible natural beauty of Munich and Bavaria.”

Dimitry Gorinevsky

Consulting Professor
Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Mar. 1991 – Aug. 1992
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Big Data Analytics, Decision Systems, Control, Optimization, Signal processing
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Best Paper Award (Senior Award) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2013), Elected Fellow of IEEE from IEEE Control Systems Society (2006), Control Systems Technology Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2002)

“During the stay period, my research was extended into much broader area; several papers were produced. The opportunity to understand many facets of Germany and its academic community was a great benefit. The events organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation were lots of fun and very valuable. The support from Humboldt allowed me to presented at a dozen of conferences and seminars all over Europe and connect with professional community in my area. That was an invaluable opportunity denied in my earlier life behind the Iron Curtain.”

Joel Greenstein

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Stay at TUM
July 1999 – June 2000
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Lindemann
Research Interests
User-centered design, human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, knowledge management
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Affiliate of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Affiliate of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Affiliate of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

“I have fond memories of my interactions with the excellent students, faculty and staff of the Institute of Product Development at the Technical University of Munich.”

Jae-Hung Han

Professor
Smart Systems and Stuctures Lab, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

Stay at TUM
Several short visits since 2003
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Baier
Research Interests
Structural dynamics and control, Bio-inspired Flying robot, Smart Materials and Structures, Lightweight Space Structures
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Best Paper Award (1st Place), 2010 World Automation Congress (Symposium ISIAC), KAIST Creative Teaching Award (2007)

“My experience at TUM so far has been just great. I visit the university, and give seminars there regularly since 2003. In addition, several TUM students regularly spend around six months at my lab for their degree studies. Working with all these students is a really enjoyable experience.”

Erik Hollnagel

Professor
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Chief Consultant
Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler
Research Interests
Health Care, Aviation / ATM, Off-shore, Nuclear Power Plants, Functional Modelling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
TÜV SÜD Stiftung Visiting Professorship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2011)

Hans G. Hornung

C. L. Kelly Johnson Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics
Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. 2009, Sept. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Ludwig Prandtl Ring, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (1999),Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Engineering (1997), Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (1991), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1973)

“Interaction with faculty and graduate students showed me very interesting and exciting research activities.”

Frank Incropera

Clifford and Evelyn Brosey Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. – Dec. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Edgar Winter
Research Interests
Energy technology and public policy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Listed as Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the Institute for Scientific Information (2001), Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering (1996), Recipient of Melville Medal for Best Paper published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1988), Humboldt Research Award (1988)

“It provided an excellent opportunity to share research ideas on topics of mutual interest with colleagues at TUM, as well as at other institutions in the Federal Republic.”

Matthew P. Juniper

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge , UK

Stay at TUM
May 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Polifke
Research Interests
Hydrodynamic Stability, Thermoacoustic Stability, Combustion
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2011)

“I greatly enjoyed my stay at TUM-IAS. The staff and students were very welcoming. The environment was very conducive to research. Together with researchers from TUM, India, and France, I was able to advance my research in thermoacoustics and write two papers in this area. Since then I have returned to TUM for a graduate school in thermoacoustics.”

Hamid Reza Karimi

Professor in Control Systems
Department of Engineering, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Nov. 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Boris Lohmann
Research Interests
Control theory, dynamical systems, vibration, mechatronics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2006)

“In my opinion TUM is a unique place for education and a fundamental research not only in Germany, but also in Europe.”

Nobuhide Kasagi

Professor Emeritus
Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Tokyo
Principal Fellow
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Center for Research and Development Strategy, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
Sep. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics and heat transfer, turbulence, energy systems, science and technology policy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Aurel Stodola Medal (2013), William Begell Medal (2010), JSME Medal for the Best Papers (1987, 1990, 2008, and 2010)

“My stay at TUM was not very long unfortunately, but the great scientists and engineers I have met are unforgettable.”

David M. Klaus

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Associate Director
BioServe Space Technologies, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Stay at TUM
Nov. – Dec. 2009 and various other visits since then
Host
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter
Research Interests
Human Spaceflight, Space Biotechnology, Spacecraft Life Support Systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Charles Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award, University of Colorado Boulder (2011), President’s Teaching Scholar, University of Colorado Boulder (2011), Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, 2011)

“This academic collaboration between TUM and the University of Colorado Boulder is focused on the development of a human spaceflight education program and the support of enabling research projects through student exchange opportunities.”

Chris Lawn

Emeritus Professor of Thermo-fluids Engineering
Department of Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Stay at TUM
Oct. – Nov. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Polifke
Research Interests
Turbulent combustion, gas turbines, thermo-acoustics, biomass combustion, tidal power generation, particle separation, heat transfer in fusion reactors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
PE Publishing Award of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2009), Sugden Award of the British Section of the Combustion Institute (2006), Esso Energy Award (1988)

“It was extremely stimulating to be in a research centre with so many knowledgeable and mature students working on closely-related topics.”

Vladislav E. Lazarev

Head
Internal Combustion Engines Department, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Stay at TUM
Sept. – Dec. 2009, Sept. – Dec. 2011, Sept. – Dec. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Georg Wachtmeister
Research Interests
Internal Combustion Engines, Contact Mechanics, Tribology

George Leitmann

Professor in Graduate School and Special Advisor to the Dean
College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Stay at TUM
Summer 1992, June – Sept. 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Dynamical systems, Optimization, Stabilizing uncertain systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse (2013), Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (2013), Großes Verdienstkreuz (1995), Humboldt Research Award (1983)

Zhong Sheng Liu

Principal Research Officer and Group Leader for Energy, Mining and Environment Engineering
National Research Council Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1995 – July 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Computational mechanics and its applications
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), Co-receiver of the Third Prize of the National Natural Science of China, granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (1997), Outstanding Young Scientist, granted by the Ministry of Human Resources of China (1997), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996)

“I enjoy very much my research stay at Technical University of Munich. It has played a significant role in forming my research career. So many things such as the friendship with the people there, the knowledge attained there and the unique experience, I treasure.”

Jun Ma

Professor and Deputy Dean
School of Automotive Studies, Tong-ji University, Shanghai, China
Dean
Automotive Marketing and Management Institute, Tong-ji University, Shanghai, China
Coordinator
Sino-German E-Vehicle Development Network (MOST)

Stay at TUM
Apr. – May 2009, Apr. – May 2010, Nov. 2010, Dec. 2011, Apr. – May 2012, May – June 2013
Host
Dr.-Ing. Frank Diermeger, Prof. Dr. Markus Lienkamp
Research Interests
Automotive Product management, automotive marketing, automotive aftermarket

“GlobalDrive project (with Doppeldiplomprogramm) cooperated between TUM and Tongji University.”

Pierre Mertiny

Associate Professor and Director
Advanced Composite Materials Engineering Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Baier
Research Interests
Polymer composites materials, Filament winding, Nanocomposites, Multifunctional materials and structures
Awards/Honors (Selection)
SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (2012), Faculty of Engineering Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (2010-2011 and 2008-2009), Keynote at the Polymer Processing Society Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta (2010)

“My stay at TUM and in Munich was most enjoyable. The research environment along with the interaction and scientific discourse were very stimulating, making this a highly productive and inspiring year in terms of research. Moreover, the assistance and support for the development of a new lecture series is greatly appreciated. In terms of social life, my gratitude goes out to the members, residents and staff of the IBZ academic guest house and faculty club.”

Vojislav Miltenovic

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1988, June – July 2002
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Winter
Research Interests
Transmission, CVT, Product development

“My stay at TUM had a great importance for me because it gave me the possibility to approach important research topics. The organisation of my stay was impeccable and the time spend with Professors Winter and Höhn was unforgettable.”

Assad Oberai

Professor for Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering and Associate Director
Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Sept. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Wall
Research Interests
Computational physics, multiscale problems, inverse problems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Erasmus Mundus Master Course Lectureship at Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelone, Spain (2010), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2009), Special Achievement Award for Young Investigators in Applied Mathematics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 2007)

“One of the most vibrant and intellectually stimulating environments I have been a part of.”

Chinedum Okwudire

Assistant Professor
Mechatronics and Sustainability Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. -Nov. 2007
Host
Prof. Dr. Michael Zäh
Research Interests
Mechatronics, design, control, vibrations, manufacturing, energy efficiency, sustainability
Awards/Honors (Selection)
National Science Foundation Grant (2012) DAAD Research Fellowship (2007), Graduate Teaching Award, University of British Columbia, Canada (2005)

“I was very impressed by the facility, equipment and personnel at the Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften (iwb).”

Michael Ortiz

Dotty and Dick Hayman Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering
Engineering and Applied Sciences Division, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA

Stay at TUM
various visits between 2009 and 2013
Host
Prof. Dr.Wolfgang A. Wall, Prof. Dr. Patrick Dewilde, Dr. Markus Zanner
Research Interests
Solid Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, and Nonlinear and Failure Processes in Solids
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Elected Member, US National Academy of Engineering (NAE, 2013), Hans Fischer  Senior Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS, 2010), Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS, 2007), Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics (IUTAM, 2008)

“My work at TUM/IAS under the auspices of the Fischer Fellowship Program has been concerned with the development of  the Advanced Cardiac Mechanics Emulator (ACME). The latter is a collaborative effort between TUM, UCLA and Caltech whose chief objective is the development of a complete computational model of the human heart enabling detailed and high-fidelity predictions of cardiac function.”

Mauri Palma

Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Treatment and Valorization of Effluents-LTVE, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Technology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Aug. 1988, Apr. 2009 – June 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Eckhart Blass, Prof. Dr. Harald Horn
Research Interests
Liquid-liquid Extraction, Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Valorization, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mass Transfer, Polymer Reaction Engineering

Yuh-Chuan Shih

Professor
Department of  logistics Management, National Defense University, Bade, Taiwan

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Aug. 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler
Research Interests
Anthropometry, Occupational safety and health

 

Kedar Shukla

Professor
Gurgaon College of Engineering, Gurgaon, India

Stay at TUM
June – Aug. 1985, Nov. 1990 – Jan. 1991
Host
Prof. Dr. Edgar Winter, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Blumenberg
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, nanofluids, numerical analysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DAAD Visiting Professorship (2011), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1978)

“TUM provides an excellent research atmosphere with well equipped library, computational facilities and people eager to help when required. I conducted research on Phase Change Heat Transfer and initiated researches on Thermal Protection Systems for Launch vehicles. This led to joint research activities wherein several students of TUM partially completed a joint Indo-German seminar on Heat Transfer in 1993 in Bangalore and an international conference in 2006 in Coimbatore.”

Nam Pyo Suh

Ralph E. & Eloise F. Cross Professor Emeritus
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge,  Massachusetts, USA
Former President (2006 – 2013)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIST), Yuseong, Daejeon, South Korea

Stay at TUM
A few weeks in 2002
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Reinhart, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zäh
Research Interests
Axiomatic Design theory, polymer processing (microcellular plastics, USM foam molding process, Axiometer for moisture measurement in polymers, Electrostatic Charge Decay NDE technique, foam/straight plastic lamination/forming process), tribology (delamination theory of wear, solution wear theory, theory on the genesis of friction, coated cutting tools, the use of undulated surfaces to lower friction and wear, and new woven electrical connectors), metal processing (Mixalloy Process), the On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) and the Mobile Harbor (MH)
Awards/Honors (Selection)
ASME Medal (2009), General Pierre Nicolau Award of the International Academy for Production Engineering (2006), The 1997 Ho-Am Prize for Engineering, Ho-Am Committee (1997)

 

Hirohiko Takuda

Professor and Dean 
Graduate School of Energy Science, Department of Energy Science and Technology, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Stay at TUM
Dec. 1985- Mar. 1987
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Lippmann
Research Interests
Technology of Plasticity, Metal Forming, Light Weight Material
Awards/Honors (Selection)
JSTP MEDAL of the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity, Humboldt Research Fellowship (1985)

“Very happy!”

Jeff Trinkle

Professor of Computer Science, Faculty Dean of Residential Commons and Director of the CS Robotics Lab 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2009 – Aug. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Hirzinger
Research Interests
Robot Grasping and Manipulation, Multibody Dynamics, Perception in Contact Tasks
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2009), IEEE Fellow