Biographysince 1987: Professor at the Hochschule Regensburg, University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
• Since March 2006 Dean of the Faculty Mechanical Engineering.
• Lectures in Engineering Mechanics, Multibody Dynamics and Vehicle Dynamics.
• 08/92 – 09/92: Visiting Professor in Brasil at the State University in Campinas (UNICAMP), Master-Course in Vehicle Dynamics
• Winter Term 1991/92: Sabbatical at Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart, modeling and simulation of liquid load.
• 1995/1996: Responsibility for the PROBRAL-Project ”Optimization of Vehicle Dynamics”, a corporation between Hochschule Regensburg, TU München and State University in Campinas.
• Summer Term 1997: Sabbatical at Ford Motor Company in Köln, Influence of Engine Suspension on Vehicle Vibrations.
• Summer Term 2002: Sabbatical at Ford Motor Company in Köln, Germany and Detroit, USA, Leaf Spring Modeling.
• November 2002: Short Course in Vehicle Dynamics at the State University in Guaratingeta (USP), Brasil.
• Oktober 2003: Short Course in Vehicle Dynamics at Ford in Camaçari, Brasil.
• August 2007: Short Course in Vehicle Dynamics at UNICAMP, Brasil.
• September 2011: Short Course in Vehicle Dynamics at UNICAMP, Brasil.
• Numerous corporations with different companies (i.e.: Continental, Daimler-Benz, Deutsche Bahn, Ford, MAN, and ZF) in the field of Multi-Body System Dynamics and Vehicle Dynamics.
1982-1987: Technical Specialist at Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim: modeling and real-time simulation of trucks for the Daimler-Benz Driving Simulator.
1978-1982: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart, chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Schiehlen.
• Research area: Vehicle Dynamics
• P.h.D.-thesis: Non Steady State Vehicle Vibrations due to Random Excitation.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Vehicle Dynamics, Tire Modeling, Real Time Applications, and Numerical Methods in Multibody Dynamics.