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.