Course Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim Laemmel

 

Course Coordinator

Diploma (1969) in Electrical Machines and Drives, Technical University Dresden, Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1974) in Mixed-Voltage Testing Equipments; teaching in high-voltage technology, design and construction of a high-voltage laboratory, University of Aleppo/Syria (1974-1976); Dr. sc. techn. (1984) in Digital Control of Electro-Chemical Production Machines; Professor for Electronic Devices at Ingenieurhochschule Mittweida, Germany (1984-1993), Vice Rector (1987-1993); Professor for Electrical Machines at University of Applied Science Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1993-2010)

Interests: Energy production by renewable energies, esp. photovoltaics

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Halter

Diploma (1975) in Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr. rer nat (1979) in Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Research associate, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)(1975-1987), Professor at Fachhochschule Wiesbaden (1986-1988) and Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany (since 1989).

Interests: Mathematical Methods in Engineering, FEM.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Werner Dorschner

Diploma (1976) in Electrical Engineering, University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1980) in Electrical Engineering (mathematic modelling and automation), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Senior (1983-2003) in different national and international companies (Wireline Schlumberger: "petroleum exploration" (4 years), Siemens Karlsruhe: Managing Director "imaging technology" (10 years), WIKA Klingenberg/Main: Managing Director "process automation" (6 years), BMG Bad Urach: Managing Director "Mechatronics" (3 years)); since 2003: Professor for Automation, Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany

Interests: Modern methods of automation, neural networks, fuzzy logic

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Kern

University Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1990) University of Siegen,, Germany; Dr. –Ing in Electrical Engineering (1995), University of Siegen, Department of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives; Since 1998: Professor for Electrical Engineering and Electrical Drives at the University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Germany;

Interests: Control of electrical Drives, FPGA applications, embedded systems

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bleiweis

Academic studies of Business Administration and Philosophy in Würzburg, New York and Nuremberg. Diploma in Managerial-Economics, PhD in International Business, both at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Professional experience: International Accounting and Financial Controlling at Siemens in Germany with projects in Paris, Sydney and Singapore (3 years), director of staff at Freudenberg Group Headquarters in Germany (3 years), CFO of Freudenberg SpA, Milan, Italy (3 years). Since 2000 Professor for International Management and Financial Controlling at University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe.

Interests: Development of basic economic functions and business activities, International Relations, Corporate Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Giesecke

Study of Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Promotion in the field of Nuclear Reaktor Materials, 15 years practical experience as head of the department for mechanical design and sensor development at Schenck company in Darmstadt, three years experience as freelancer for the projecting of special equipment for the development of airplanes (windtunnels, turbine testing facilitys, fatigue testing of wings etc.) all over the world, but mostly in Indonesia. Twenty years lecturing at the University for applied sciences in Frankfurt (Germany): Industrial measuring technic, sensor application, mechatronic  philosophy, sensors and actuators, development of smart sensors. Now retired but not tired, teaching at the German Jordan University in Amman, at two Universities in Äthiopia (Addis Abeba and Mekele, and at the Vietnamese German University in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. Maria Andrea Kern

Dr. agr. (Summa cum Laude) (2002) University of Bonn; M.Sc. agr (1997) University of Göttingen; BS Agriculture (1988) University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines.

Awarded the 'Best Dissertation for 2002'. One of the 8 winners in the Writing Contest for young postgraduate and PhD students in Germany (2006).

Since 2006, English teacher (teaching General English, Business English, Conversation, and Literature courses); edit and proofread theses and scientific publications in the field of electrical engineering.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Robert Graf

Diploma in Industrial Engeneering (1981), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Graduation Dr.-Ing. in Mecanical Engeneering (1994), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany - Startegic Simulation Studies in Operations Management; 8 years consultant with main focus on international business, financal and strategic operations management; 5 years professor in production- and material management, Hochschule Heilbronn, Technik-Wirtschaft-Informatik; since 1999 Professor in process- and production management; Hochschule Karlsruhe, University of Applied Science, Germany, Department of Computer Science and Business Information Systems.

Interests: Design and develpopment of discrete event evaluation simulation software and models.

Dr. rer. nat. Bernd Hefer

Ph.D at University of Regensburg: Lithium in organic electrolytes; Investigations of cycleability and protective layer formation by impedance and transient measurement techniques. (Univ. Regensburg, Prof. Barthel)

Scientific work
Since 1995: Visiting lecturer at Karlsruhe University of applied sciences. Chemistry and physical chemistry for different study paths. Since 2006 teaching an international master study in the field of chemistry and physical chemistry

Actual work
Since 1997: Head of administration at the Fraunhofer Institute Chemical Technology (ICT). Responsible for staff, finances and organisation management. Future research strategy.

Hobby: Actor at the Jakobustheater in Karlsruhe and the Traumtheater in Straubing

Dr. Eric Fribourg Blanc

Diploma in Microelectronics (1997) from Ecole Centrale de Lille - France; PhD in Electronics (2003) University of Valenciennes - France; researcher in microtechnologies at CEA-LETI - MINATEC Campus, Grenoble - France from 2003; visiting researcher at Laboratory for Nanotechnologies, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam (2009-2010)

Interests: micro and nanotechnologies, microsystems and their applications to sensors, integrated devices; flexible/polymer electronics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Langen, M.Sc.

Master in Sensor Systems Technology (M.Sc.), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (2001); since 1997: R&D at Schalltechnik Schoeps Karlsruhe, Germany; since 2001: Lecturer in Sensor Systems Technology, electronics and software development, University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; since 2007: Head of R&D at Schalltechnik Schoeps Karlsruhe, Germany;

Interests: Low latency Wavelet coding for audio, digital signal processing for audio and sensor signals, DSP systems and algorithms, embedded microcontroller architectures, small scale embedded systems hardware/software co-design, embedded systems programming, real time network signal distribution.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Dipl. Phys Ralf Herwig

University Diploma in Physics (1971), Phillips University, Marburg, Germany; Dr. –Ing in Electrotechnics (1984), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Since 1993: Professor for physics, microcomputers and microsystems at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany;

Interests: Microelectronics, soil moisture sensors, self organizing networks

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frieder Keller

Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1983), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Employee at Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research (1988-1994); since 1994: Professor at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany;

Interests: Automotive Electronics, Chassis Control, Vehicle Dynamics Systems, Electronically Controlled Braking Systems, Safety and Reliability of Electronic Control Units

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Hoinkis

Diploma in Chemistry (1982), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1989), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Research associate University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (1984-1989); Company CIBA-GEIGY (1989-1996); Since 1996: Professor at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany;

Interests: Environmental engineering, water treatment, membrane technology, sensors in water treatment

Prof. Helmut E. Scherf

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; 8 years of industrial experience in the fields of digital signal processing, automation and control engineering; since 1996: Professor for control systems at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany

Interests: Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, controller design, real time controller application, current research project: HSI (hot surface ignition): replacing the spark plug by a glow plug in a combined heat and power plant requires a real time ignition timing control system

Dr. Do Xuan Phu

Mr Phu was awarded a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering by Inha University, Korea.

 

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten Leize

Diploma in Physics (1989), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, Institute of Theoretical Particle Physics; Dr. rer. nat. (1992), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, Institute of Theoretical Particle Physics; Adjunct assistant lecturer (1991-1997), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Professional software engineer and consultant (1987-2010); Professor (since 1997), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, mathematics and intelligent sensor systems; Director of Master of Science programme in Sensor Systems Technology (since 2005) at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany; Data protection commissioner (since 2005) at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany;

Interests: Software in sensor systems, bus systems, automotive bus systems, software modeling, embedded software modeling

Prof. Dr.Thomas Westermann

Diploma in Mathematics (1985), University of Konstanz, Germany;
Dr. rer. nat. (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany;
Employee at the Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe (1988-1993);
since 1993: Professor at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany.

Since 1996: Author of several books in Mathematics, Simulation, Computer Science.
1997 G.A.Müller Award of the University of Applied Sciences for excellent teaching;
2008 Teaching Award of Baden-Württemberg for best teaching practices.

Interests: Mathematics, numerical simulation, Maple, Ansys.

Prof.Dr. Tu Diep Cong Thanh

B.Eng (2000) and M.Eng (2002) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam;

Ph.D (2005) in Intelligent control, Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, University of Ulsan (UOU), Korea.

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), (since 2007)

Lecturer and Professor for Mechatronics Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam (since 2000)

Interests:
Heath-care Devices and Robotics,
Health-care Support Technologies (HST),
Modern Intelligent Control Technologies.

Dr.-Ing. Nguyen Chi Ngon

received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in E.E. from Can Tho University and National University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. The degree of Ph.D. was awarded by the University of Rostock, Germany, in 2007.

Since 1996, he has worked at the Can Tho University. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at Department of Automation Technology. He is working as positions of Chief of Process Control Lab, Director of Electrical and Electronic Center, and Dean of College of Engineering Technology at the Cantho University (cet.ctu.edu.vn).

His research interests are intelligent control, medical control, pattern recognition, classifications, speech recognition and computer vision.