Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Astrid Beck

Professor Beck studied Information Technology in Berlin and Computer Science in Los Angeles. In Stuttgart, she was part of a cooperation between the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering and Organisation, before becoming self-employed in 1994.

Since 1994, Professor Beck has worked as a consultant for quality management software and usability.

Professor Beck has been a professor for human machine interface at Esslingen University since 2004. She specializes in the layout of user interfaces, usability, the conception of web projects, as well as methods and processes of software development, such as requirement analysis and testing.

Among her clients are  Daimler, Bosch, Carl Zeiss, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Kai André Böhm

Dr. Böhm has a degree in Electronics Engineering and started working on batteries for electromobility in 1998. In his PhD, he developed simulation models for all kinds of batteries in automotive applications and developed a test bench to characterize batteries under high dynamic and high power conditions.

From 2008 to 2015, he worked at Bosch Battery Systems and contributed to the development of the first generation of batteries for PHEVs like Porsche Panamera and EVs like Fiat 500e. He was responsible for the Algorithms and Software Development for the application software of the BMS.

In 2015, Dr. Böhm joined Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and continues working on software, microcontrollers and batteries as well as vehicle systems.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hugo Gabele

Dr. Gabele has a degree in Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik (Diplom) with a major in Light Weight Constructions. He completed his PhD in Acoustic Analyses for Combustion Engines (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Stuttgart.

Before his move to Esslingen, Dr. Gabele worked for 10 years as an engineer in design and development at MAHLE in Stuttgart.

Dr. Gabele is a founding member of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and Mobility (INEM).

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Gutfleisch

Dr. Friedrich Gutfleisch is a professor of Electrical Engineering. He received his degree in Electrical  Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and his PhD from the TU Hamburg-Harburg.

From 1989-1996, Dr. Gutfleisch worked at ABB Corporate Research Center in Baden-Dättwil (Switzerland) in the area of High Voltage Systems. Since September 1996, he has been a professor at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Gutfleisch is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Haag

After completing his Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Electrical Engineering at Stuttgart University, Dr. Haag worked as a Research Assistant at the university's Institute of Power Electronics and Control Engineering. He carried on to do his PhD in Stuttgart in the field of Control Systems of Electrical Drives.

Dr. Haag is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen. He specialises in the areas of car electronics, electric drive technology, power electronics, electric vehicles, and gasoline engine management.

Dr. Haag is running research projects in control methods for drive systems in electrical vehicles, vehicle control systems, and air conditioning in electrical vehicles.

In the M.Eng. in Automotive Engineering, Dr. Haag lectures in "Automotive Controller Systems."

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Holtschulze

After finishing his degree as a Diplom-Ingenieur in Automotive Engineering at Aachen University (RWTH), Dr. Holtschulze worked as research assistant at the university’s Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika). He did his PhD in the field of tyre sensors and vehicle dynamics.

Before joining UAS Esslingen in 2016, Dr. Holtschulze spent 12 years working at BMW’s research and development center (FIZ) in the area of tyre development and steering systems development.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Werner Klement

Prof. Klement is the Academic Director for the bachelor program in Automotive Engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. He holds a Diplom in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Prof. Klement's professional career began in 1980 in the Voith Turbo research and design department for transmissions. First, he was involved in the design of automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles. Later, he changed to the marketing department and was responsible for license contracts and common activities with companies from Japan, the USA and Russia.

Prof. Klement specialises in all kinds of transmissions for vehicles. He published, in 2003, one standard book for vehicles transmissions. Particularly all power split transmission concepts belong to his field of competence. Prof. Klement's latest book, published in 2017, describes this kind of concept and is named "Hybrid Vehicles – Transmission Technologies."

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Lindermeir

Dr. Lindermeir is a professor of Information Technology. He has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a major in Measurement and Control Technology from the Technical University of Munich.

Dr. Lindermeir completed his PhD at the Technical University of Munich in Integrated Analog Circuit Testing.

Before his move to Esslingen, Dr. Lindermeir worked as a Design Engineer and later as the leader of a test chip department at Infineon Technologies.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Georg Mallebrein

Prof. Georg Mallebrein studied electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart, and has been working for Robert Bosch GmbH ever since. He started his professional career in 1990, in the area of fuel injection systems, and was later responsible for combustion engines. His current areas of work are the modelling and simulation of electric vehicles, as well as future mobility concepts, at Bosch's research facility in Renningen.

Prof. Mallebrein's main areas of expertise are combustion engine management, longitudinal vehicle simulation, electronic systems and sensors and the Arduino microcontroller. He has been active in the Esslingen Graduate School since the inception of the new M.Eng. programmes, and greatly assisted in their development. Prof. Mallebrein teaches Sensors and Measurement Technology, Automotive Controller Systems, Engine Control Systems, Lab Automotive Controller Systems, leads team projects, and supervises master’s theses. He is also very active in many student projects and exchange programmes in the university.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Minuth

Dr. Minuth completed his studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. He subsequently spent 11 years working in electrical engineering research at Daimler AG in Esslingen.

Since September 2000, Dr. Minuth has been a professor at the Hochschule Esslingen, in the Göppingen campus.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mathias Oberhauser

    Having spent several years as Dean of the Graduate School, Prof. Oberhauser has alwas been very close to the Esslingen Master's Programs. He now teaches the courses Mechatronic Systems and Powertrain Management in the M.Eng. in Automotive Systems, and is very active in many student projects in the university, including the Prius and the Bike2Go project.

    Prof. Oberhauser is a member of the International Relations Committee and is very active in our partnership with SeaTech Engineering University in France.

    Prof. Oberhauser runs the Lab for Electronics and Control Systems.

    His publications include: Oberhauser, M.; Vetter, H. Mechatronische Getriebesysteme. Expert Verlag (in German) and Oberhauser, M. Druckflüssigkeiten. Seminar an der TAE Esslingen (in German).

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Rottenkolber

Dr. Rottenkolber is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering, and is also in charge of the Laboratory of Internal Combustion Engines.

Dr. Rottenkolber completed his Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Chemical Engineering with a major in Thermodynamics at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. He then did his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in the field of Mixture Preparation for Internal Combustion Engines at the University of Karlsruhe.

Before moving to Esslingen, Dr. Rottenkolber spent 6 years working with BMW in Munich, concentrating on R&D in gasoline engines.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gunther Schaaf

Dr. Schaaf has been a professor of mathematics since 2016. He received his degrees in physics and mathematics as well as his PhD at the University of Stuttgart.

From 2002-2016, Dr. Schaaf worked at Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart in the area of advanced driver assistance systems. He was responsible for the simulation environment for testing video-based applications and developed applications in the field of car-to-car communication.

Since 2019, Dr. Schaaf has been the Academic Director of the part-time master's course “Autonomous Driving”.

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Inform. Dominik Schoop

Dr. Schoop studied Computer Science at the University of Hildesheim and did his PhD at the University of Manchester in the UK. After his doctoral work, Dr. Schoop returned to Germany and worked as the Security Advisor to, among others, the Deutsche Telekom and developed security measures for communication systems.

Since 2004, Dr. Schoop has been a professor for network and data security at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. He lectures on IT Security, Security Engineering und Automotive Security; fields in which he has long, specialised experience.

In addition, Dr. Schoop is the university's Data Protection Officer.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Stämpfle

Dr. Stämpfle is a professor of mathematics. He has a degree in Science with a major in Dynamical Systems from University of Ulm. Dr. Stämpfle did his PhD also at University of Ulm in Numerical Approximation.

Before his move to Esslingen, Dr. Stämpfle worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He also worked in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart in the area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Dr. Stämpfle is co-author of the textbook Mathematik für das Ingenieurstudium, published by Hanser. Currently, Dr. Stämpfle is Head of Laboratory of Mathematics and Dean of the Faculty of Basic Sciences.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Wittler

Dr. Wittler has been working at Esslingen UAS since 2008. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn and got his PhD at the Mechatronics Laboratory Paderborn (MLaP, Prof. J. Lückel).

Dr. Wittler specialises in modelling, simulation and control-engineering in mechatronics, and has about ten years of work experience in the automotive industry. He also spent several years working at ETAS in Stuttgart and at MDI in Stuttgart Leonberg as an Application and Development Engineer, as a Product Manager, and as an Application Field Manager for test systems.

Dr. Wittler is a professor in the M.Eng. in Automotive Engineering. Since 2016, he has been the Academic Director of the part-time master's course in “Electro Mobility”.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Zieher

Dr. Zieher began his studies at the University of Stuttgart, where he obtained a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering. After working for some years as an engineer at IBM in Germany in the design and implementation of data communications subsystems, Dr. Zieher went on to complete his PhD in Computer Sciences at the University of Karlsruhe, focussing on computer networks.

Drawing on this experience, Dr. Zieher then joined the University of Karsruhe as a research professor, doing joint research with IBM Zurich in the fields of ISO/OSI communication protocols.

In 1990, Dr. Zieher joined the IT Department of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. He has since done teaching and research in the fields of data processing and telecommunications.

Dr. Zieher's publications include 13 major works including reports, conference papers, journals and one book about computer networks.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Zimmermann

Dr. Zimmermann is a professor of Digital and Control Systems Design. He has a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Enginering from the University of Stuttgart in Germany.

Dr. Zimmermann did his PhD at the University of Stuttgart in Digital Control of Electrical Drives. Before his move to Esslingen, he worked as a Department Manager at Robert Bosch Corporation.

Books written: Zimmermann, W.; Schmidgall, R.: Bussysteme in der Fahrzeugtechnik. Springer (Automotive Networks).  5th Edition, 2014

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zürn, Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Zürn is a professor of Operations Management. He holds a doctoral degree in natural sciences from the University of Munich and a degree in Business Consulting from the University of Applied Sciences in Wismar.

Before joining the Graduate School, he served more than 20 years as Project Manager, International Technical Consulting Manager, Plant Manager (France) and Technical Director in the construction materials industry and later on as Head of R&D for a regional business unit of a leading multinational chemical company. During his industrial career, he was already lecturing technical and management courses at the University of Munich and the University of Applied Sciences of Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Zürn’s main academic focus and core competences are in Industrial Project Management, Operational Efficiency Methods, Technology- and R&D Management. In the last-named field he also acts as an author.


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