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Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe
Director, Fraunhofer ILT
Prof. Dr. Reinhart PopraweDirector, Fraunhofer ILT
Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe holds a M. A. in Physics degree from the California State University in Fresno which he received in 1977. After completion of his diploma and PhD in physics (Darmstadt 1984) he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen where he began working as head of the department „Laser oriented process development“ in 1985. From 1989 to 1/1996 he has been managing director of Thyssen Laser Technik GmbH in Aachen. Since February 1996 he is managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and holds the University Chair for Laser Technology at the RWTH Aachen. Currently he is a member of the board in the AKL Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e. V. Aachen. Prof. Poprawe has been elected to the grade of Fellow in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in USA (SME) since 1998. In 2006 he became Fellow of the Laser Institute of America LIA and in 2012 Fellow of SPIE. Since 2001 he is a member of the board of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and serves in many national and international boards as advisor, referee or consultant, for instance at the National Laser Centre of South Africa NLC. During the period of 09/2005 until 09/2008 he was Vice-Rector for Structure, Research and Junior Academic Staff. He still is chairing the RWTH-International Board, is the Rectors delegate for China, received an Honorary Professorship at Tsinghua University and the Schawlow Award of the Laser Institute of America in 2014.
Drilling, cutting, joining (welding, soldering), Surface treatment, Laser Additive Manufacturing (Selective Laser Melting, Laser Metal Deposition), Rapid Manufacturing, Polishing, Micro Technology, System Technology, Process Control, Photonics in Life Science, Direct Photonic Production.
Diode pumped Solid State Lasers, Diode Lasers, Pump Modules and Amplifiers for multi sectorial applications (Information- und Communication Technology, Display, EUV-Lithography, ps-, fs-Laser), coherent coupling, incoherent Superposition, Beam shaping in space and time, Ultrafast Lasers, Production processes for Diode Lasers. Plasma Technology:
Process Analysis, Sensors for Laser Processes, laser induced Plasmas, EUV-Sources for Lithography and Microscopy, XUV-Sources, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS).
- Member of the Board AGIT GmbH, Aachen (2001-2012)
- Member of Beirat EdgeWave GmbH (Chair)
- Member of the Board Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik AKL e. V. (dep. Chair)
- Member of the Board Coopération Laser Franco-Allemande (CLFA)
- Member of Board Laser Institute of America LIA
- Fellow Society of Manufacturing Engineers (1998)
- Fellow Laser Institute of America LIA (2006)
- Fellow of SPIE (2012)
- Member of Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Ferdinand Braun Institute, Berlin (until 2015)
- Member of Investitionskomitee High-Tech Gründerfonds (until 2015)
- Member of Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Lasertechnik e. V. WLT
- Member of the Nordrhein-Westfalian Academy of Science
- Member of Rotary Club Aachen
Professor ,Xi’an Jiao-Tong University
Lu BinghengProfessor ,Xi’an Jiao-Tong University
Regensburg and Innsbruck
1989-1994 Master Artium
Studied political science and philosophy
CONNECT Neustadt GmbH&Co.KG
1997- until now Managing partner
2014-until now Tutor
European Master Assessor (DGQ)
2013-until now Head of the BWA
2015-until now Head of the BWA
2016-until now board member
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Founder and Chairman of Huirui Group
Honorary Member of Sigma X Science, USA
Fellow of the American Laser Society (LIA)
Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
SCI Journal Reviewer
Bachelor of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1997
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA, 2005
2009-2010 President of the American Laser Association International Academic Conference
Professor, University of Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2010-2016
2005-2010 Head of Laser Processing Laboratory, General Electric Company (New York) Global R&D Center, Ph.D. Supervisor, University of Michigan, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2010-2018
Managing Director (Innoclamp)
Christian KolvenbachManaging Director (Innoclamp)
09/2009 - 09/2012 Mittweida University of Applied Sciences Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering since 09/2009 Basic studies with emphasis on machine elements, materials technology and CAD since 03/2011 Study Design with focus on assembly design, gear technology and design theory.
09/2012 - 09/2014 FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences Product Development, Master of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Innovative Manufacturing Technologies, Management and Economics
06/2012 - 08/2012 Bachelor and TÜV Rheinland AG
04/2015 - until today Research Associate
Managing Director (Innoclamp)
Engineer, Fraunhofer ILT
Frank ZibnerEngineer, Fraunhofer ILT
2006-2012 Rhine-Westphalia Technical University RWTH Aachen
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) (German Diploma), Aeronautical/Areospace Engineering Technology/Technician
2011-2012 San Diego State University-California State University
Master of engineering(M.Eng.), Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical
Main Work experience
2007.11-2012.8 ILT Scientific assistant
-Research on a prototype of a helical drilling laser system.
Instructed with engineering drawing.
2013-until now ILT Project Manager in R&D
Management of short and long term projects.
Research on laser ablation processes, systems and concepts.
International project management (mainly in Asia)
Process optimization and production optimization on laser based manufacturing technologies (mainly in Asia)
Achieve a Ph.D. in Engineering
2015.3- until now Rhine-Waal University Lecturer
Lectureship for the master studies in mechanical engineering.
Classes: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Design of Experimental Validation, Logistic Management
Dipl.-Ing. Michel Klatte MSc
Dipl.-Ing. Michel Klatte MScManager, Sinovea
Michel Klatte studied mechanical engineering with focus on manufacturing technology and industrial engineering at RWTH Aachen and Tsinghua University. He received his Dipl.-Ing and MSc. In 2010. Since then he has been working at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT as a research assistant with focus on machine tool technology. In 2012-2015 he had been responsible for the business unit Integrated Mechatronical Systems. Starting from 2016 he is appointed as Regional Manager Asia. With this role, his focus is the business development of IPT in China.2018,3-until now,he works in e.GO Mobile AG in Germany.
Prof. Andre Atemmler
Prof. Andre AtemmlerProfessor, ILT/RWTH
Second Ph.D. in Engineering, Aachen University of Technology, Germany,2013
First PhD in Natural Science, Aachen University of Technology, Germany, 2012
Master's Degree in Physics, Aachen University of Technology, Germany, 2007
Senior Research Fellow (April 2018-present) Department of Machinery, State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Joint Laboratory of International Cooperation in Innovative Design and Manufacture of High-end Equipment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Postdoctoral and Research Project Manager (September 2012-December 2017) Additional Manufacturing and Functional Layers, Department of Laser Technology, Franhoff Institute of Laser Technology/Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
Project Manager, Ph.D. (May 2007-August 2012) Additional Manufacturing and Functional Layers, Department of Laser Technology, Franhoff Institute of Laser Technology/Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
Laser material processing, surface modification and measurement, laser polishing of metals, glass and plastics, laser construction, microstructure and mechanical properties of remelted layers, etc.
Tim Grunwald M.Sc
Tim Grunwald M.Sc
Tim Grunwald began his academic training with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. The Master's course in automation technology was followed at the Rhine -Westphalia University of Technology Aachen. There he specialized in the production of optical components.
Since May 2016 he has been working on Fraunhofer IPT. First in the group "Optics", which he later took over for a year. Since February 2019, he has been head of the "Fine Processing and Optics" department.
Dr. Olaf Dambon
Dr. Olaf DambonCEO, Son-X
Dr. Olaf Dambon studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, majoring in production technology. He worked as a research fellow in the Process Technology Department at the Fraunhofer IPT from 2000 to 2006, concentrating on ultra precision grinding and polishing techniques. He received his doctorate in 2005, his thesis dealt with the "polishing of steel for the mold and die industry". In 2003 he became head of the activity field "Superfinishing". Since september 2006, Dr. Dambon has been chief engineer of the department "Fine Machining and Optics" at the Fraunhofer IPT.
Dipl.-Ing. Tobias·MüllerCEO, AIXEMTEC
Tobias Müller studied Mechanical Engineering, majoring in Production Technology for Microsystems at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, RWTH University Aachen.He has been working on the automation of precision assembly processes at the Fraunhofer IPT since 2012. Four years later he was appointed leader of the »Precision Assembly and Automation« group. In October 2018 he took over the management of the »Optics« business unit.
As an aspiring scientist, Kirk Jahnel attach great importance to professionalism and a structured approach. Highly motivated and committed, he deal proactively with challenges in the interest of the company. Reasonable handling of national and international customers is a basic prerequisite for me and is part of the sound. Whether as leader or part of a team, the goal of a project is not lost in sight.
Department of Fine Processing and Optics (Fraunhofer IPT)
2018.1–now Scientific staff
2014.12-2017.12 Student auxiliary
Technical inspection and event management
Support in project TI Soft and TI Relay Groups
Technische Universit t Berlin
Modul Mechanik 1 und 2
RWTH Aachen University
2014-2017 Master of Science
Technische Universität Berlin
2010-2013 Bachelor of Science
Beiyan Zhou currently works at the Production Quality and Metrology Competence, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT. Beiyan does research in Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Their most recent publication is 'Energy efficient production site through demand-driven and innovative building automation: Reducing energy costs through networking of building automation, PPS systems and weather forums'.
Michael Wunderlich graduated from Free University Berlin in China Studies. After his graduation he has been working for private equity Investment Firms and joined the Hamburg Liaison Office China as Deputy Director in April 2019. Apart from his business career he's a member of the Global Economic Network e.V. (BWA) and promotes Sino-German cooperation.