PROF. DR.-ING. JÜRGEN FLEISCHER
Prof. Jürgen Fleischer studied mechanical engineering and earned his doctorate in 1989 in the field of production engineering at the former University of Karlsruhe (TH), now known as KIT. From 1992 to 1999, following his doctorate, he held various management positions in research, development and production in the Daimler-Chrysler Group. In 2003, he returned to the University of Karlsruhe as Professor and Head of the wbk Institute of Production Science.
From 2008 to 2010, Prof. Fleischer was granted a leave of absence from his university duties in the interest of the state of Baden-Württemberg, as he was appointed "Chairman of the Executive Board" by the company MAG Industrial Automation Systems. In 2010, he returned to KIT as professor and Head of the Institute of Production Science and also served as Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering until 2014. In his research, Prof. Fleischer focuses on manufacturing automation and machine tool engineering. His main areas of interest are mechatronic components and lightweight construction.
Since 2012, Fleischer also holds a visiting professorship at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Prof. Fleischer is also an active member of several professional organizations and groups: He is a member and chairman of the scientific committee of the German Academic Association for Prodution Technology (WGP), a member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) in Paris, a member of the Senate for the field of production science of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and a member of the selection committee for the Baden-Württemberg State Research Award.