Project members

Professors

Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Gernot Grabmair

Professor of electrical and control engineering

Gernot Grabmair received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechatronics and the Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) degree in control engineering from Johannes Kepler University (JKU), Linz, Austria with honors in 1998 and 2005, respectively. In 2005 he joined the world market leader in injection moulding, the ENGEL Austria GmbH, as head and founder of the new department for research and advance engineering in control. In 2008 he was appointed as Professor for Electrical and Control Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels. 4 patents, numerous publications, grants and industrial external funds stem from his research activities.
His fields of study include physical and energy based modeling of mechatronic systems, simulation, system identification, model based nonlinear control and observer design, embedded systems for modern control and their model based development methods. He is involved in several scientific and industrial research projects in the field of automotive applications, electrical machines, flexible structures, power electronics and small and large scale robotics.

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Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Mario Jungwirth

Professor for sensors and microsystems engineering

Mario Jungwirth received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechatronics in 1997 and the Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) degree in communications engineering from Johannes Kepler University (JKU), Linz, Austria with honors in 2001. In 2001 he joined the company DICE, which is majority-owned by Infineon Technologies AG, a world market leader in integrated circuit design and manufacturing, as head and founder of the new department for research and advance engineering in modelling and simulation of Passive Devices. In 2003 he was appointed as lecturer and researcher in the field of Analog Circuit Design at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach. In 2003 he was appointed as Professor for Sensors and Microsystems Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels.
He has a working experience of more than 15 years in the field of modeling and simulation of multi-domain systems. Numerous publications, grants and industrial external funds stem from his research activities. He is involved in several scientific and industrial research projects in the field of automotive applications and power electronics. Currently he is the head of the degree program Mechatronics and Business at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels. He is also a member of IEEE and OVE Austria.

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Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Steinbatz

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FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Steiner

Professor for mechanics

Wolfgang Steiner received his Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) degree in mechanical engineering in 1995 from Technical University Vienna, where he was working on satellite dynamics at the Institute of Mechanics. From 1997 to 2002 he served as a project engineer and team leader in the field of Finite Element and Fatigue Analysis at the Engineering Center Steyr. In 2002 he became professor for mechanics at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. From 2006 to 2011 he managed the degree programme mechanical engineering in Wels. In 2009 he published his habilitation thesis about stability problems of satellites.

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Prof.(FH) DI Dr. Wolfgang Witteveen

Professor for simulation in mechanical engineering

Wolfgang Witteveen received his DI degree in mechatronics in 1999 and the Ph.D. in 2007 from the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. During 1999 to 2002 he joined MAGNA Powertrain, as application engineer for multi body simulation. After a social year in Albania he joined MAGAN again from 2003 to 2010. During that time he developed and implemented the simulation software MAMBA (http://mamba.ecs.steyr.com/). In 2010 he was appointed as Professor for simulation in mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels.
His fields of study include model reduction, multi body simulation, jointed structures, structural vibrations, software engineering for mechanical applications and biomechanics.

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Research Assistants

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Lauß

Research Assistant in the field of multi-body systems

Thomas Lauß received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria with honors in 2014. He joined the department of research and development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in December 2014. His actual researches focus on optimal control in the context of multi-body dynamics as well as on general aspects of multi-body systems modelling.

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Simon Mayr BSc MSc

Research Assistant in the field of control engineering

Simon Mayr received his MSc degree in automation engineering from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria with honors in 2012. In 2012 he joined the department of research and development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
His research interests include model based design of mechatronic systems, simulation, system identification and design of experiments for modern control systems.

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Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Oberpeilsteiner

Stefan Oberpeilsteiner received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria with honors in 2013. He joined the department of research and development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in February 2013.
His actual researches focus on parameter identification and optimal control in the context of multi-body dynamics as well as on general aspects of multi-body systems modelling.

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Alexander Winkler BSc MSc

Research Assistant in the field of control engineering

Alexander Winkler received his MSc degree in automation engineering from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria with honors in 2013. In 2013 he joined the department of research and development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
His research interests include model based design of mechatronic systems, optimization, adaptive control and code generation for PLC systems.

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Students

Former Members

Stefan Seiringer BSc MSc

Research Assistant in the field of control engineering

Stefan Seiringer received his MSc degree in automation engineering from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria in 2015. In 2015 he joined the department of research and development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
His Master thesis was focused on the development of a controler for an upper limb exoskeleton.

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Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Stadlmayr

Daniel Stadlmayr received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechanical engineering from the “University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria”, Wels in 2012. Before he joined the department of research and development at the “University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria” in 2013 he was working as a CAE engineer in the fields of structural and fluid dynamics simulations focusing motorcycle suspension systems.
His research interests include DAE-related model reduction techniques, multi-body systems modeling and multidisciplinary co-simulation.

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Dipl.-Ing. Daniel J. Hofinger

Research Assistant in the field of numerical simulations

Daniel J. Hofinger was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria in 1980. He received the diploma degree in Sensors and Micro-Systems engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Wels, Upper-Austria in 2006. He is currently working at the Research Centre of the University of Applied Sciences in Wels.
His current research interests are the development of optimization routines for power electronic components implying numerical simulation of thermal and electromagnetic fields.

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Martin Kogler BSc

Student in the master’s degree program automation engineering

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Thomas Mairhuber BSc

Student in the master’s degree program automation engineering

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David Stiebinger BSc

Student in the master’s degree program automation engineering

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Eva Maria Binder

Student in the master’s degree program mechanical engineering

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Wolfgang Gaigg BSc

Student in the master’s degree program mechanical engineering

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Teoman Orcun Türkmen

Exchange student from Dokuz Eylul University

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Florian Würflinger BSc MSc

Research Assistant in the field of control engineering

Florian Würflinger received his MSc degree in automation engineering from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria in 2015. In 2015 he joined the department of research and development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
His Master thesis was focused on the development of a concept to supress load oscillations on gantry cranes without direct measurement of the load angle.
In 2016 he joined the development department from NOVOTECH Elektronik GmbH (http://www.novotech.at/). NOVOTECH Elektronik deals with system solutions for electronics from development to production for coin-counting, medical technology, etc.

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