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Hall of Fame

For an academic researcher at the Institute of Product Engineering, gaining a PhD marks the conclusion of several years work in a special field of research. Former members of IPEK who are now putting into practice what they have learned at the institute are presented on this page.

Completed doctorates
Candidate Portrait Topic Awarded a PhD on
Bild Methodische Unterstützung der initialen Zielsystembildung in der Automobilentwicklung im Modell der PGE – Produktgenerationsentwicklung 30.04.2019
Bild Gestalt- und wirkzusammenhangbasierte Beschreibung von Fehlermechanismen für eine effektivere und effizientere Identifikation, Analyse sowie Nachvollziehbarkeit von Fehlerfolgen und -ursachen 16.04.2019
Bild Beitrag zu rechnergestützten Methoden zur Leichtbaupotenzialerkennung in der Produktgenera-tionsentwicklung – Erkennung potenzieller Integral- und Differenzialbauweisen 10.04.2019
Bild Antriebsstrangprüfstände zur Ableitung von Konstruktionszielgrößen in der Produktentwicklung handgehaltener Power-Tools 20.03.2019
Bild Eine Methode zur optischen Messung der Federbewegung in Torsionsdämpfersystemen 28.02.2019
Bild Multi-objective optimization of plug-in hybrid powertrains / Multizieloptimierung von plug-in Hybridantriebssträngen 13.02.2019
Florian Eppler Development of Methods to Design a Robust Anti-Judder Control Using the Example of Vehicles Featuring a Dry Double Clutch 25.07.2018
Bild Ansätze zur Steigerung der Methodenakzeptanz in agilen Prozessen der PGE - Produktgenerationsentwicklung 16.07.2018
tobias_Schaefer Ein gesamtsystemischer Ansatz zur simulationsgestützten Analyse und Optimierung eines Bohrhammerschlagwerkes 26.07.2018
Bild Methode zur interdisziplinären Analyse und Optimierung von Hinterachssystemen im Spannungsfeld Fahrdynamik, Fahrkomfort und NVH am Beispiel der Raumlenkerachse und des Teilsystems Fahrschemellager im Kontext XiL 13.06.2018
Bild Potentials of temperature distribution measurement for the analysis of dry-running friction systems based on new measurement technology 18.12.2017
Bild End-to-end documentation of distributed target systems in product development by using semantic meta information using the example of Connected Car 18.12.2017
Bild A study on the implementation of the IPEK-X-in-the-loop approach in distributed vehicle development using powertrain development as an example 13.12.2017
Bild A contribution to the development of coupling systems for validation in the context of the X-in-the-Loop framework using the example of a switching robot 24.07.2017
Bild Synthesis-oriented analysis of technical systems in product development – a contribution to properly measure analytical processes during the design process using eye-tracking, for a better understanding of these processes 26.06.2017
Bild Variant development in the ZHO model in the context of PGE - Product generation development - Method for decision support during concept development in the offer phase based on derived variants 24.07.2017
Bild Development of friction systems using the example of a wet-running multi-disc clutch 28.02.2017
Bild A method for efficient and effective support of continuous validation in the context of PGE product generation development. 30.01.2017
Bild Efficient screening of the tribological suitability potential of alternative material pairs for the use in tribological contacts of axial piston machines as a contribution to the product development process. 12.01.2017
Bild An approach to user-orientated system modelling for the interdisciplinary product engineering process 3.11.216
Helmut Scherer Model-based methods for developing systems of objectives and the function-embodiment-relation to support the series development of modular kits exemplified by hybrid-drive train systems 15.07.2016
Sandra Drechsler Competency requirements of mechanical engineers with regard to directives, norms and standards for the exercise of their professional activities 26.06.2016
Matros Development of hybrid drive systems on the basis of the pull-principle of validation and the IPEK-X-in-the-Loop-approach 23.06.2016
Bild Reinforcement Learning Framework for the self-learning suppression of Clutch Judder in automotive Drive Trains 26.04.2016
Bursac Model Based Systems Engineering to support modular development in the context of the early phase of product generation development Group: EMM 01.04.2016
Bild Modelling of the driver behavior to determine the component load for automotive powertrains 01.02.2016
bild Developing a new method to determine and verify the parameters for heat transfer in CFD simulations of dry clutch systems 16.12.2015
Bild Optimising of long-fire-reinforced structures while taking into account the dispersive properties and the robustness of the material 30.11.2015
Bild Method-based development of an electric energy storage system to explore the potential of lightweight design as a contribution to Product Generation Engineering 30.11.2015
Bild Modelling of the temperature behaviour and experimental investigations of the influence of the friction lining geometry on the friction coefficient behaviour using the example of dry-running friction systems 20.07.2015
 Network creativity – A person-orientated design and the integration of a community platform for innovative impulses 23.06.2015
 Guideline for the deductive embodiment variation by determining the functional variables in the Product Generation Engineering 03.06.2015
 Modelling a system of objectives for the interdisciplinary product development 30.04.2015
 A methodical approach to modular design of powertrain components in the development process of hybrid vehicles 16.04.2015
 Optimising the contact behaviour of electrical contacts in high power connectors 15.03.2015
 A contribution to the validation of drive systems with regard to fluctuations induced by the clutch or the motor 11.03.2015
 A method to objectify the target figure Energy Efficiency for the definition of a product profile in the context of Design to Energy Efficiency 28.11.2014
 Development of an FEM-based method to production-based bead pattern designs for support structures under bending stress 24.11.2014
 Preview during the product development process The Integrated Product Engineering Model (iPeM) as a reference for projections exemplified by the Scenario-Technique and strategic foresight 13.10.2014
 Ontologies to validate products based on the Contact & Channel approach (C&C²-A) 30.06.2014
 Significance of practical knowledge in the product development and approaches to evaluate and transfer it by example of student groups 17.06.2014
 A study for validation in the product development by example of the development of a new investigation method for Squeeze Film Damper 14.06.2014
christian sander A new process for the product development to optimise the topology of moving components with particular regard to the inertial force 28.05.2014
Leif A Framework for Design Support Development based on the integrated Product Engineering Model iPeM 15.05.2014
Hessenauer Benjamin Different approaches to the methodical lightweight system design supported by the numeric topology optimisation through dynamic stress 27.03.2014
braun Model-based support of product development 17.12.2013
 Integration of experiment data into the simulation to optimise technical systems on the basis of experiments, time efficiency and multiple objectives 29.11.2013
Christian Zingel Base definition for a common language in product development in the context of model design of technical systems and a modelling technique for a system of objectives 18.10.2013
Friedrich Brezger New methods to further develop hybrid drive trains to enhance energy efficiency 17.10.2013
Hannes Schmalenbach Ontologies to provide design knowledge exemplified by engineering ceramics 27.07.2013
Toan Nguyen Optimising the variety of lubricants to enhance energy efficiency of hydrodynamic friction bearings using structure-borne noise analysis 17.07.2013
Sebastian Thau A contribution to analysing of technical systems with the C&C²-approach on the basis of development projects in the industrial environment 25.06.2013
Aaron Wiedner A field study to identify the behaviour patterns practised by engineers in the function-embodiment-synthesis 25.06.2013
Jens Schröter The advanced X-in-the-Loop-Framework to fully integrate optimisation procedures in the product development process exemplified by the development of energy efficient vehicles 17.06.2013
Benoit Lorentz An approach to investigate the influences on surface roughness with lubricated and dry contacts using the Finite Element Method 28.05.2013
Bastian Killer KVP-cooperation in the vehicle development, assessment and successful implementation of OEM-intern improvements into other OEMs on the basis of Integrated Product Engineering Model (iPeM) 07.05.2013
Gerhard Robens An operation system to scale the simulated passing-by-method using the microphone array technique for an efficient validation in small hemi-anechoic rooms in the vehicle development process 28.02.2013
Michael Birkhold Objectifying comfort and functional assessment as methods to support the development of restart systems in parallel hybrid drive systems 22.02.2013
Quentin Lohmeyer Person-focussed modelling of product development systems with particular regard to synthesis and analysis of dynamic systems of objectives 11.01.2013
 Method to create problem solving models on the basis of the SPALTEN-process in complex development processes 02.11.2012
Construction barriers in the microsystems technology and ways to overcome them using the functions catalogue 19.10.2012
 Potentials of the acoustic emission (AE) analysis to characterise dry-running friction systems 02.07.2012
Promotion Kernstock A contribution to the targeted reduction of the NVH phenomenon Gear Rattling during the complete vehicle development process exemplified by a dual clutch transmission 03.05.2012
christian_sauter_bild A contribution to integrate wikis and social tagging in the product development 02.02.2012
bild_maier A contribution to create complex structurally dynamic simulation models and their validation using 3D Laser Vibrometry 25.11.2011
bild_frietsch A contribution to the efficient use of Reinforcement Learning to control non-linear systems exemplified by a twin-axle robot 18.11.2011
bild_patrick_maier Development of a method to objectify the subject perception of vehicle oscillations caused by the powertrain 19.10.2011
bild_muschik Development of Systems of Objectives in Early Product Engineering 25.05.2011
bild_dickerhof Potentials of Acoustic Emission (AE) analysis to monitor and diagnose tribological systems 25.03.2011
HoF_Thomas_Alink Significance, presentation and formulation of function for solving design problems when using the C&C approach 03.12.2010
HoF_T_Düser X-in-the-Loop – an integrated validation framework for the vehicle development exemplified by the powertrain functions and driver assistance systems 29.10.2010
HoF_G_Thomas Method to optimise of motor durability programmes as part of the validation processes on the basis of equally damaging substitution collectives exemplified by the AI-Si-cylinder head 22.07.2010
HoF_S_Korkiat A computer-aided method to determine the product architecture with integrated regard to function and design 24.06.2010
HoF_HG_Enkler A computer-aided concept of mechanic parts with strongly dispersive supporting structures exemplified by primary shaping of heavy-duty micromechanical systems 23.04.2010
HoF_S_Lerspalungsanti A contribution to shaping the human perception of comfort and assessment of NVH-properties in the powertrain development on the basis of artificial neural networks 01.02.2010
Dr.-Ing Development of a method to objectify the subjectively perceived quality of switching gears with confirmation in vehicles with manual transmission 16.12.2009
HoF_Tobias_Deigendesch Creativity in the product development and pattern as methodological tool 08.12.2009
HoF_J_Ottnad Optimising the topology of mechanic parts in dynamic and regulated systems 06.11.2009
HoF_P_leslabay Optimisation based on robustness for mechanical systems with wide dispersion of relevant system and element sizes. 05.11.2009
HoF_M._Mitariu-Faller Method and processes to develop friction systems with engineers ceramics exemplified by a dry-running vehicle clutch 30.10.2009
HoF_Jochen_Oerding A contribution for a better understanding of the model for the product development – structuring of systems of objectives using the Contact & Channel-Model (C&C-M) 10.06.2009
HoF_M_Behrendt Development of a system tribometer to show transient multi-axis stress collectives to analyse the friction and abrasion in mixed frictional areas in the context of wet-running wrapping-CVT 29.05.2009
HoF_C._Karrar A contribution for developing, dimensioning and checking of dry-running clutches and brakes in powertrain systems in order to avoid friction oscillations 25.05.2009
HoF_A_Zschocke A contribution to assess objectively as well as subjectively the steering comfort of vehicles 28.04.2009
HoF_Serhan_Ili Open Innovation in the context of integrated product development strategies to enhance the R&D productivity 09.01.2009
HoF_Manfred_Ohmer A contribution to synthesis of technical systems on the basis of the Contact & Channel Model C&CM 28.11.2008
Hof_H._Beitler Investigation on temperature and heat dissipation behaviour of a dry single disc clutch 17.10.2008
HoF_L_Nowicki Rough surfaces in lubricated tribocontacts 01.07.2008
HoF_D_Metz Development of a simulation-based method to support the design of heavy-duty Primary Shaping of Microsystems 17.03.2008
HoF_Mirko_Meboldt Holistic modelling of the product development process – from mental concepts to the workflow with handling of complex structures – as a contribution to the Integrated Product Engineering Model (iPeM) 25.02.2008
HoF_Stefan_Hauser Concepts to validate geometrical properties of micro gears and micro gear tooth systems 17.12.2007
HoF_S_Brudniok Methodological development of highly integrated mechatronic systems exemplified by a humanoid robot 18.09.2007
HoF_A._Stuffer Prototype of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the potential calculation of engineering ceramic materials in lubricated friction systems 13.07.2007
HoF_Hansjoerg_Maier Analysis and optimisation methods for aggregate storage system to improve the driving comfort 10.11.2006
HoF_Marcus_Saak Development of a concept and of a prototype for a computer-aided tool for the efficient employment of the problem solving methodology “SPALTEN” 25.07.2006
HoF_C_Schyr Model-based methods for the validation phase in the product development process of mechatronic systems exemplified by the powertrain development 21.02.2006
HoF_P_Haeussler A new process to optimise the form of dynamically stressed components in mechanical without parameters, but on the basis of lifetime evaluations and hybrid multi-body systems 25.11.2005
HoF_K._Abu_Snima Characteristic values and performance limits of wet-running multidisc clutches during continuous slip operation 06.10.2005
HoF_Ottmar_Mueller Development of system-based component optimisation to support integrated analysis methods in the product development process 14.07.2005
HoF_A_Albrecht Modelling the comfort assessment through the customer’s perspective by example of the automatic start-up 29.04.2005
HoF_Jochen_Marz Micro-specific product development process (µPEP) for tool-specific micro technologies 25.04.2005
Hof_A._Arslan_Huerst Integration of engineering ceramic materials in the function-relevant effective area pair of a clutch 26.01.2005
HoF_Hendrik_Frank Development of complex mechatronic systems by example of a modular linear drive system 16.12.2004
HoF_D_Emmrich Development of a FEM-based method to design reinforcing beads in the construction process for supporting structures under bending stress 09.12.2004
HoF_T_Goetze The parallel powertrain transmission – a modified dual clutch transmission with improved recovery potential 18.10.200
HoF_B_Ilzelhoefer Investigation to optimise helical compression springs 21.05.2004
HoF_M_Fritz Methodological development of model-based monitoring functions of mechatronic systems in automotive engineering by example of an electro-mechanic wheel brake actuator 30.01.2004
HoF_A._Krüger Clutch grabbings – causes, influences, countermeasures 13.11.2003
HoF_D_Herbst Investigating the suitability of a new procedure to produce hydrogen using silicon for the use in vehicles 16.05.2003
HoF_V_Vesselinov Three-dimensional simulation of dynamic of roller bearings 03.02.2003
HoF_M_Nuessle Determining tyre characteristics during real-life driving 10.12.2002
HoF_Sven_Matthiesen A contribution to the base definition of the element model “effective areas & supporting structures” on the connection between function and design of technical systems 21.10.2002
HoF_M_Troulis Transmission behaviour of wheel suspension for passenger cars in the comfort-relevant frequency range. Simulation model, experimental investigations, and concepts for a test facility 09.07.2002
HoF_Dirk_Schweinberger A methodology to support the search and choice of partners for cooperative projects on product innovation 15.07.2002
HoF_S_Koehne Measurement of forces and movements of profiled tyres in the contact area on a drum test rig during real-life velocities 07.02.2002
HoF_G_Spiegelberg A contribution to increase the road safety and functionality of vehicles by incorporating the powertrain module MOTion X-ACT 05.02.2002
HoF_J_Bisinger Design of the draft processes in the overall automotive research 25.07.2001
HoF_M_Augustin Development of measuring, control and regulatory devices, for a tyre test rig to carry out real-life measuring procedures in real time 20.07.2001
HoF_O_Dauber Elastohydrodynamic rolling friction in steel-ceramic-contacts Drauber was granted an award for his dissertation 01.07.2001
HoF_C_Czermin New material and lubricant concepts for radial plain bearings – experimental determination and application limits 12.08.2000
HoF_R_Lux Integral powertrain development through integration of simulation and test 25.07.2000