Direktor des Fraunhofer IEM

Roman Dumitrescu

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roman Dumitrescu
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roman Dumitrescu

Prof. Roman Dumitrescu studied mechatronics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Afterwards, he worked as a research associate at the Chair for Product Engineering at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn.  During this time, he was awarded a research grant by the International Graduate School “Dynamic Intelligent Systems”. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. degree in the field of Systems Engineering for intelligent mechatronic systems under the supervision of Prof.  Jürgen Gausemeier.

Between 2011 and 2015, Prof. Dumitrescu led the Product Engineering department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM (former Project Group for Mechatronic Systems Design of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT). Since 2015, he has been one of the three directors of the institute and remained responsible for the Product Engineering department with its three research groups Product and Production Management, Product Engineering, and Digital Engineering and Collaboration. In 2016, he became a member of the executive development program “Fraunhofer Vintage Class” of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Prof. Dumitrescu’s research focuses particularly on interdisciplinary development management and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) as well as numerous key technologies of digitization such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Location Based Services and Molded Interconnect Devices (MID).

In 2016, Prof. Dumitrescu declined an offer as Full Professor at the University of Augsburg. Since the end of 2016, he has been a Full Professor for “Advances Systems Engineering” at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics of the University of Paderborn.

At the same time, Prof. Dumitrescu is the managing director of the technology network Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe (it’s OWL) which was awarded one of Germany’s 15 Leading-Edge Clusters by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2012. In the it‘s OWL Clustermanagement GmbH, he is responsible for the strategy and R&D as well as the technology transfer into SMEs. Additionally, he is technical manager for the areas Systems Engineering and Work 4.0 in it`s OWL.

Studies/academic-professional background

2001-2007 Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), studies in Mechatronics
Master thesis: “Basic Concepts for Cognitive Technical Systems“
Degree: Dipl.-Ing. Univ. (very good)
2008-2010 International Graduate School Intelligent Systems, Paderborn
Full PhD scholarship, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral thesis: “Design Framework for the Integration of Cognitive Functions in Advanced Mechatronic Systems”
Degree: Dr.-Ing. (with distinction)
2008-2011
Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn
Research Associate at the Chair of Prof. Gausemeier in the field of Systems Engineering for Advanced Mechatronic Systems
2011-2015 Project Group for Mechatronic Systems Design (Paderborn) of Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Aachen
Head of Product Engineering department
since 2012 Leading-Edge Cluster Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe
(it’s OWL) / it’s OWL Clustermanagement GmbH, Paderborn
Cluster manager and managing director for strategy and R&D
since 2011 Fraunhofer IEM, Paderborn (former Project Group for Mechatronic Systems Design)
Director of Product Engineering department
since 2016 Full professor for “Advanced Systems Engineering" at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics of the University of Paderborn

Further activities in the scientific field

since 2012 Program Chair of annual German-Malaysian workshop ”Systems Engineering for Advanced Mechatronics”
since 2012 Expert of funding program ”Intelligent Production” of BMVIT
since 2013 Member of the program committee “Tag des Systems Engineering (TdSE)”, German Chapter for Systems Engineering e.V. (GfSE)
since 2013 Co-host of workshop ”Entwurf mechatronischer Systeme” during the Wissenschaftsforum “Intelligente Technische Systeme”
2014 Co-chair and co-guest editor for special session ”Complex Systems Architecting” at 24th CIRP Design Conference in Milan
since 2014
Head of expert group “Systems Engineering” of Leading-Edge Cluster it´s OWL
until 2013 Advisory board of journal ”Develop³ – Systems Engineering”
since 2015 Program committee of 26th »CIRP Design Conference« in Stockholm