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consulting time

Appointment any time via e-mail.


core competencies

  • Motion Dynamics and Design
  • Machine and structural dynamics, rotor dynamics
  • Vibrations, experimental modal analysis
  • Mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, design, manufacturing, experimental test
  • Model verification & validation, non-probabilistic and probabilistic uncertainty quantification
  • Active/adaptive state control, structural health monitoring and control in mechatronic structural dynamic systems
  • Teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students



  • 2004 Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) Rotor Dynamics, Mechanics, Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD)
  • 1998 M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) Mechanical Eng., Technische Universität Berlin

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - now Research Professor in Motion Dynamics and Design, Technology Center Weißenburg at Kunststoffcampus Bayern, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Deggendorf Institute of Technology DIT
  • 2019 – 2021 Penn State University, PA, USA – Visiting Scholar for Structural Dynamics and Uncertainty Quantification, College of Engineering, Architectural Engineering
  • 2017 – 2019 Research Manager Reliability Future Mobility, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF), Darmstadt
  • 2008 – 2019 Senior Research Fellow in Mechatronics and Adaptronics, Fraunhofer LBF
  • 2016 – 2017 Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, Clemson
  • 2004 – 2008 Research Fellow Smart Materials/Smart Systems, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Darmstadt
  • 1998 – 2004 Research and Teaching Assistant, Ph.D.-Student in Rotor Dynamics, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt
  • 1997 – 1998 Structural Engineer/Stress Analyst, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Seattle