Executive Director of Fraunhofer IEM

Ansgar Trächtler

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ansgar Trächtler
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ansgar Trächtler

Prof. Trächtler received the Eugen Hartmann Award of GMA and the Measurement Technology Award of AHMT (Arbeitskreis der Hochschullehrer für Messtechnik e. V) for his scientific work in 1998.  From 1998 to 2004, he worked with Robert Bosch GmbH, lastly as manager of the Predevelopment Chassis Systems division. Since 2005, he has been professor and head of the Chair Control Engineering and Mechatronics at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn. Simultaneously, he led the Fraunhofer Project Group for Mechatronic Systems Design in Paderborn. Outside university, Prof. Trächtler commits himself to the Association for German Engineers (VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft) for Measurement and Automation Engineering (GMA) and to the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

The academy acknowledges Ansgar Trächtlers’ achievements in the fields of intelligent technical systems and systems design, in the formation of Fraunhofer IEM and his involvement in the Leading-Edge Cluster it's OWL. Since January 1, 2016, he has been executive director of Fraunhofer IEM.

Studies/academic-professional background

1984-1988 University of Karlsruhe (TH), studies in Electrical Engineering
Degree: Engineer (with distinction)
1998-2004 Robert Bosch GmbH, Schwieberdingen, Germany
System development of vehicle dynamics control systems (until 2000)
Group lead of central division Research and Predevelopment of Chassis Systems (since 2001)
1991 University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Electronical Engineering
Dissertation: ”Analytical consideration of structural restrictions in controller design in state-space”
Degree: Dr.-Ing. (with distinction)
2000 University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Habilitation and Venia Legendi for subject ”Measurement and Control Engineering”
Habilitation dissertation: “Tomographic  methods in control engineering”
since 2005 Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn
Professor for Control Engineering and Mechatronics
since 2011 Project Group Mechatronic Systems Design (Paderborn) of Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Aachen
Formation and Management
since 2016 Fraunhofer IEM, Paderborn (former Project Group Mechatronic Systems Design)
Executive director

Further activities in the scientific field

2008-2015 Head of GMA Technical Committee 7.62 “Control and Regulation of Vehicles and Motors – AUTOREG”
  Member of GMA Technical Committee 4.15 “Mechatronics”
  Member of program committee: IFAC Symposium »Advances in Automotive Control«, VDI congress AUTOREG, VDI congress Mechatronics, AAET – automation, assistance and embedded systems for transportation
2010 IPC Chair of 6. IFAC Symposium “Advances in Automotive Control”
  Member of IFAC TC Automotive Control
  Co-host and editor of the workshops ”Entwurf mechatronischer Systeme” during the Wissenschaftsforum ”Intelligente Technische Systeme“ (WinTeSys) in Paderborn
  Member of scientific advisory board of IMMS GmbH, Ilmenau
until 2013 Member of advisory board of journal »at – Automatisierungstechnik«
  Supervision of 15 postgraduates so far