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Exzellenzrat

Der Exzellenzrat gibt Empfehlungen und Stellungnahmen zur strategischen Entwicklung von MERGE auf politischer Ebene unter Berücksichtigung von kommunal-, landes-, bundes- sowie europapolitischen Aspekten ab. Weiterhin tragen die Mitglieder durch Kompetenz, ihre langjährigen und herausragenden Erfahrungen auf ihrem Fachgebiet und ihre Ausstrahlungskraft dazu bei, die nationale und internationale Sichtbarkeit von MERGE zu stärken und zu fördern.


Dr. Eberhard Alles
Kanzler der Technischen Universität Chemnitz
Frank Kupfer
Vorsitzender der CDU-Fraktion des Sächsischen Landtags
Barbara Ludwig
Oberbürgermeisterin der Stadt Chemnitz
Dr. Stephan Meyer
Mitglied des Sächsischen Landtags und des Ausschusses für Wissenschaft und Hochschule, Kultur und Medien
Prof. Reimund Neugebauer
Präsident der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Dr. Nikolas Stihl
Vorsitzender des Beirates und Aufsichtsrates der ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG, Waiblingen, Deutschland
Prof. Gerd Strohmeier
Rektor der Technischen Universität Chemnitz
Prof. Marek Tukiendorf
Rektor der Technischen Universität Opole, Polen
Hermann Winkler
Mitglied des Europaparlaments

Wissenschaftsbeirat

Der Wissenschaftsbeirat (Scientific Advisory Board, kurz: SAB), bestehend aus bedeutenden Partnern aus der Wissenschaft, berät den Cluster MERGE im Hinblick auf relevante Anwendungen und aktuelle Trends ressourcenschonender Technologien und Komponenten.

Prof. Taylan Altan
Director of Center for Precision Forming
Ohio State University, USA
Assoc. Prof. Renata Antoun Simão
Chair of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials
University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prof. Rinze Benedictus
Chairholder of Aerospace Structures and Materials
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Assoc. Prof. Harald Bersee
Associate Professor of Design and Production of Composite Structures
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Assoc. Prof. Christiane Beyer
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
California State University, Long Beach, USA
Prof. Marek Bielinski
Vice-Rector for cooperation with economy and abroad
University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Prof. Stefania Bruschi
Full Professor, Centre of Mechanics of Biological Materials
University of Padova, Italy
Prof. Carles Cané
Director of Instituto Microelectronic de Barcelona (IMB)
Centre Nacional de Microelectrònica (CNM) Barcelona, Spain
Prof. David Cardwell
Head of the Engineering Department and Co-Director of the KACST-Cambridge Research
Centre of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Assoc. Prof. Arisara Chaikitiratana
Head of Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
King Mongkut's University of Technology, North Bangkok
Assoc. Prof. Anna Dobrzańska-Danikiewicz
Chairman of BSc and MSc Examination Committees
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Assoc. Prof. Helmut H. Hergeth
Associate Professor, College of Textiles, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
North Carolina State University, USA
Prof. Alamgir Karim
Head of Department of Polymer Engineering
University of Akron, USA
Prof. Antonio Lanzotti
Founding Director of the international joint laboratory on Interactive Design And Simulation (IDEAS), Head of the Mechanical Engineering Committee of the University of Naples Federico II
Fraunhofer JL IDEAS, Italy
Prof. Tadeusz Łagoda
Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Opole University of Technology, Opole, Poland
Assis. Prof. Paulo Peças
Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. Martin Schagerl
Chairman of Institute of Constructional Lightweight Design
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Prof. Roberto Teti
Vice-Director of Department of Materials & Production Engineering
University of Naples „Federico II“ Napoli, Italy
Assoc. Prof. Petr Tůma
Director of Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation
Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Prof. Michael Valášek
Dean of Institute of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, College of Mechanical Engineering
Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic
Prof. Fred van Houten
Professor of Design Engineering
University of Twente, Netherlands
Prof. Ian White
Master of Jesus College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Engineering Department, Head of Photonics Research
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Industriebeirat

Der Industriebeirat (Industrial Advisory Board, kurz: IAB), bestehend aus bedeutenden Partnern aus der Industrie, berät den Cluster MERGE im Hinblick auf relevante Anwendungen und aktuelle Trends ressourcenschonender Technologien und Komponenten.

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Achatz
Manager of Corporate Function Technology, Innovation & Sustainability
ThyssenKrupp AG, Essen, Germany
Nico Beltrame
CEO
Westfalia Presstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Crimmitschau, Germany
Dr. Udo Berthold
CTO
Cotesa GmbH, Mittweida, Germany
Nicolas Beyl
Member of Management
KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, München, Germany
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Debschütz
Senior Manager Interieur and Ergonomics, RD/RCS, HPC X603
Daimler AG, Werk Sindelfingen, Germany
Gerard Dziomber
Manager
Faurecia Automotive Seating, Puebla, Mexico
Holg Elsner
CEO
Lightweight Structures Engineering GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany
Prof. Siegfried Fiebig
Managing Director Technology and Logistics, Spokesman of Management
VW, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, Zwickau, Germany
Dr. Michael Fiedler
Brand Sales Director
Heckert GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany
Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner
CEO und General Manager
Bosch Sensortec, Kusterdingen, Germany
Dr. Egbert Gärtner
Head of New Products & Spares
Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH, Dresden, Germany
Bernd Grille
Co-owner
TESOMA GmbH, Lichtenau, Germany
Raimund Grothaus
Managing Director
EAST-4D Carbon Technology GmbH, Dresden, Germany
Mike Gruner
Authorized Signatory and Sales Manager Press & System Technology
Heitkamp & Thumann Group (H&T) ProduktionsTechnologie GmbH, Crimmitschau, Germany
Oliver Harten
Head of Hydraulics EYCU
Airbus Operations GmbH, Bremen, Germany
Dr. Norman Herzig
CEO
Nordmetall GmbH, Adorf, Germany
Dr. Martin Hillebrecht
Head of Department Competence Center Leichtbau, Werkstoffe
EDAG Engineering AG, Fulda, Germany
Dr. E.h. Georg P. Holzinger
Vice President Technologies, CTO KraussMaffei Group China
KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, München, Germany
Stefan Jugel
Managing Director
P-D Glasseiden GmbH Oschatz, Oschatz, Germany
Dr. Wolf Köhler
COO
TER Plastics Polymer Group, Herne, Germany
Dr. Jochen Kopp
Head of Technology Development, Product and Process Planning CFRP
BMW Group, München, Germany
Dr. Georg Kormann
Manager Engineering
John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Dr. Michael Korte
Head of Technology Development Production I/PG-A3
Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany
Reiner Krause
Head of Development
Voith, Voith Turbo Scharfenberg GmbH & Co. KG, Salzgitter, Germany
Adam Kurowski
Managing Director
Kompozyty Sp. z.o.o., Olawa, Poland
Gerd Lehmann
Managing Director
COVAC GmbH, Bautzen, Germany
Prof. Jürgen Leohold
Head of Volkswagen Corporate Research
VW, Volkswagen Group, Wolfsburg, Germany
Swen Malkus
Head of Development
Daimler AG, Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Fritz P. Mayer
Managing Director (retired)
Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen, Germany
Frank J. Meurs
Group Director EMEA
TenCate Advanced Composites bv, Nijverdal, Netherlands
Manuel Müller
Head of Global Segment Plastics, Business Line Waxes, BU Additives
Clariant Plastics and Coatings AG, Muttenz, Switzerland
Dr. Peter Neumann
Managing Director
Engel Austria GmbH, Schwertberg, Austria
Prof. Dr. Christian Obermann
Managing Director
Bond-Laminates GmbH, Brilon, Germany
Lubomír Obrátil
Production Manager, DIPEX
DIPEX spol.s r.o., Sered´, Slovakia
Jacek Polaszewski
Commercial Manager
GRAFORM , Bydgoszcz, Poland
Dr. Volker Reichert
CEO
A&E Produktionstechnik GmbH, Dresden, Germany
Prof. Bertram Reinhold
Member of Management
Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany
Prof. Bertram Reinhold
Hon.-Prof. of Innovative Materials for Automotive
Audi AG, University of Applied Science Dresden, Germany
Thierry Renault
Manager of Partnerships and Expertise Network
Faurecia Automotive Seating, Etampes Cedex, France
Hans Ulrich Richter
CEO
richter & heß VERPACKUNGEN GmbH , Chemnitz, Germany
Herbert Rödig
Director Funding Projects and Academic Cooperation
Infineon Technologies AG, Dresden, Germany
Ralph Rumberg
CEO
KOKI Technik Transmission Systems GmbH, Niederwürschnitz, Germany
Hans-Tobias Schicktanz
Head of Research and Development
Schicktanz GmbH, Sohland/Spree, Germany
Josef Schwuger
CEO
MPT Group GmbH, Mittweida, Germany
Dr. Thomas Steffen
CEO
Rittal GmbH & co. KG, Herborn, Germany
Ursula Steiner
Chairman of Board
DOPAK Sp. z o. o., Wroclaw, Poland
Lucie Toscani
CSO, Veritas AG
Veritas AG, Gelnhausen, Germany
Dr. Jens Trepte
Managing Director
imk automotive GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany
Dr. Volkmar Vogel
Managing Director
Voith, Voith Engineering GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany
Roland Warner
Chairman of Management
eins energie in sachsen GmbH & Co.KG, Chemnitz, Germany
Peter Weber
CEO
FEP Fahrzeugelektik Pirna GmbH & Co. KG, Pirna, Germany
Dr. Gerd Wedler
Head of System Engineering
Apparatebau Gauting GmbH, Dresden, Germany
Dr. Joachim Wicke
Manager Industry Automation & Drives Technologies Divisions, Region Eastern Germany
Siemens AG, Leipzig, Germany
Dr. Bernd Wohlmann
Head of Research and Development
TohoTenax Europe GmbH, Wuppertal, Germany
Dr. Olaf Zöllner
Vice President Application Development
Covestro AG (ehemals Bayer MaterialScience AG), Leverkusen, Germany