Research Priority Area 3: Production

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Research
  3. Research profile
  4. Research Priority Area 3: Production

Research Priority Area Spokesperson

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Donhauser
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Tel. +49 (0)831 2523-204
Fax +49 (0)831 2523-229
Building T, Room T207
Bahnhofstrasse 61, 87435 Kempten, Germany

Research Priority Area 3: Production

Key focal points in this Research Priority Area include innovations under the banner of “Industry 4.0” – including end-to-end digitalisation of industrial production using information and communication technology (ICT) and/or artificial intelligence (AI).

One major objective is to network and optimise the entire value creation chain. This involves exploring key issues, tackling urgent challenges and developing feasible solutions in the following areas:

  • Automating and digitalising manufacturing processes
  • Information systems and data processing in production engineering
  • (Virtual) plant and production planning
  • Measuring Technology
  • Additive procedures
  • Forming technology
  • Punching/bending technology
  • Gearing technology
  • Microsystems technology
  • Materials engineering
  • Ceramic active elements
  • Friction welding and friction coating
  • Laser welding
  • Casting technology

Research in this Research Priority Area is interdisciplinary – incorporating the following specialisations:

  • Mechanical and production engineering
  • Materials science and materials engineering
  • Measuring technology and automation engineering
  • Computer science
  • Systems and electrical engineering

Participating professors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Arndt
Design and machine components, technical mechanics, machine dynamics, machine tools

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Donhauser
Manufacturing technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Garber
Machine tools, manufacturing processes and materials

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Goehlich
Microtechnology and mathematics

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Göhner
Algorithms and data structures, compilers, parallel computers

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Josef Griesbauer
Automation systems and measurement technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dierk Hartmann
Digitalising manufacturing processes, materials engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frieder Heieck
Digitalising production systems, condition monitoring and machine learning in production

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Till Huesgen
Electronic integration and construction and fastening technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Jacob
Automating manufacturing and robotics

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Layh
Engineering mathematics, physics, optics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Leonhardt
Materials engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Lüdemann-Ravit
Toolchains for digital production, IT architectures, and process chains for digital factories and virtual commissioning

Prof. Dr. sc. Bernd Pinzer
Digital image processing and machine vision

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Rupp
Data transmission and storage for Industry 4.0

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Schirmeier
Industrial data science, process data-optimised manufacturing, particularly in machining, statistical and stochastic modelling

Prof. Dr. phil. Michael Schorer
Information systems and data processing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Regina Schreiber
Food technology, project management, product lifecycle engineering, additive manufacturing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Stich
Production engineering, automation engineering, (virtual) plant and production planning

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Vogelei
Welding technology

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Wind
Integrated information systems in business, business intelligence, e-business, e-entrepreneurship and supply chain management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerald Winz
Quality management, company logistics




Research projects
A list of the projects being conducted in this Research Priority Area can be found here.

You can browse our publications in this Research Priority Area here.

Facilities in this Research Priority Area