Field reports from former PhD students


The "Karlsruhe Teaching Model for Product Development - KaLeP" is an integrated training system that is oriented to the development process in practice. On this page, IPEK alumni are introduced, who report on their practical experiences and how what they have learned at the institute supports them in this process.



Dr.-Ing. Peter Börsting

Head of Technology, Innovation & Sustainability and Head of Think Tank at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG



Dr.-Ing. Simon Klingler

Project manager in pre-development at Andreas Stihl AG



Dr.-Ing. Nikola Bursac

Agile Coach at Trumpf Machine Tools GmbH & Co.KG


Dr.-Ing. Daniel Heinrich

Senior Specialist System Development Clutch Systems at Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co.KG


Dr.-Ing. Dirk Schweinberger

Managing Partner at tech-solute GmbH & Co KG


Dr.-Ing. Andreas Braun

Team Leader HV Energy Storage at AVL Deutschland GmbH




Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Thau

Managing Director at omniTECHNIK Mikroverkapselungs GmbH



Dr.-Ing. Markus Blust

Head of Development Design at Kohler Maschinenbau GmbH


Dr.-Ing. Tobias Düser

Department Manager Advanced Solution Lab / Head of Branch Office at AVL Deutschland GmbH