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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer

Fields of research and work:

  • Mechatronic modules / components for machine tools and handling systems
  • Automated systems for lightweight structures made from light metal and composite fiber materials
  • Automation of manufacturing of Li-Ion batteries and electric drives


Doctoral Thesis: Rechnerunterstützte Technologieplanung für die flexibel automatisierte Fertigung von Abkantteilen


Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer


1980 University entrance examination (Abitur) at Kurfürst-Friedrich-Gymnasium, Heidelberg
1980 - 1985 Studies at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Field of study: General mechanical engineering
1985  Research assistant at the Institute of Machine Tools and Industrial Engineering (Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebstechnik) at Universität Karlsruhe (TH) 
1989  PhD in "computer aided process planning for flexibly automated sheet metal bending"
1989 Head of the ‘Handling and Assembly Systems’ group at the Institute of Machine Tools and Industrial Engineering (wbk), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
1990 Senior engineer at the Institute of Machine Tools and Industrial Engineering at Universität Karlsruhe

Assistant advisor / research assistant with Austauschgruppe Forschung und Technik (a group dedicated to the exchange of expertise in the field of research and technology) of Daimler Benz AG (1992-1993) 

1993 Assistant to the Member of the Board for Reseach and Technology
Head of the Executive Office for Research and Technology of Daimler Benz AG

Vice President Advanced Technologies of the train manufacturer ABB Daimler Benz Transportation GmbH (Adtranz) in Berlin
As of 1997, the responsibilities as Vice President Advanced Technology and Engineering also include engineering processes in addition to research and advance development.
Managing Director of ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation (Technology) GmbH with the above-mentioned portfolio of responsibilities 

1998 Product Unit General Manager. In that capacity, responsible for the train bogies division of the German national company of Adtranz in Siegen
1999 When Adtranz was taken over by Daimler Chrysler AG, President Product Unit Bogies with worldwide responsibility for train bogies
2001 Since Adtranz was taken over by Canadian Bomardier, responsible for the bogie business of Bombardier Transportation as President Business Unit Bogies, Europe
2002 In the capacity of President Regional and Commuter Trains responsible for the 'Regional Trains’ Business Unit of Bombardier Transportation in Berlin

Head of the Institute of Production Science at Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

2008 Sabbatical from the academic post in line with the interest
2008 of the state of Baden-Württemberg in promoting the exchange between industry and the universities
Chairman of the Executive Board of the international Machine Tool Group MAG Industrial Automation Systems

Since 01.10.2010: End of sabbatical and return to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as Head of the Institute of Production Science

2011 As of October 2011 to October 2014, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at KIT
2012 Visiting Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China