Jörg Franke (engineer) - Jörg Franke (Ingenieur)

Jörg Franke (born April 30, 1964 in Erlangen ) is a German engineering scientist . Since 2009 he has headed the Chair for Factory Automation and Production Systematics (FAPS) [1] at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). [2]

Life

Franke graduated from 1983 to 1989 with a degree in manufacturing technology from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he graduated as a graduate engineer. He then obtained his doctorate from 1989 to 1995 as a research assistant at the chair for factory automation and production systematics [1] with Klaus Feldmann as a Dr.-Ing. From 1995 to 1997 he was a project manager at McKinsey & Company and completed his in-house commercial training as a Master of Business Administration. At Robert Bosch GmbH in Gerlingen , from 1997 to 1999, he was in charge of the company's Japan strategy. In 2000, he took over at ZF Lenksysteme(ZFLS) GmbH in Schwäbisch Gmünd took over the Pumps division and was responsible for 1700 employees at six production sites worldwide with a turnover of around 400 million euros. Until 2004 he was promoted to the top management team at ZF Friedrichshafen AG .

In 2005 he was a member of the management team for the Asia / Pacific region at Schaeffler KG in Herzogenaurach and Shanghai . With the functional responsibility for development and engineering, he was responsible, among other things, for the management of all country CEOs as well as for 5000 employees at ten production sites.

From 2006 to 2009 Franke headed the company ABM Greiffenberger Antriebstechnik GmbH in Marktredwitz as chairman of the management board . As CEO and CFO, he was responsible for the production of electric drives with 700 employees in five plants as well as six foreign subsidiaries and a total turnover of around 95 million euros.

In 2009 he returned to the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg [2] as a full university professor at the chair for factory automation and production systematics [1] . Under his leadership, the chair grew to more than 80 employees in 2013.

Scientific work

During his time as a research assistant at the FAPS chair, Franke headed the electronics production group as chief engineer. In 1993 he became the first managing director of the Research Association for Spatial Electronic Assemblies (3-D MID), which he has headed as Chairman of the Board since 2010 and thereby coined the term Mechatronic Integrated Devices. [3]

As a full professor, he is realigning research. The aim is to make the FAPS chair a recognized teaching and research facility for automation technology and mechatronic systems, which serves human well-being through interdisciplinary development and holistic optimization. He divided the chair into five research groups with a focus on electrical engineering, electronics production, biomechatronics, system engineering and resource-saving and intelligent living. [1]

Memberships and honors

since January 2016 Member of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech)
since November 2013 Member of the board of the Nuremberg Energy Region [4]
since August 2013 Member of the International Academy for Production Technology (CIRP) [5]
since March 2013 Member of the board of the Bavarian Mechatronics and Automation Cluster (CMA) eV [6]
since March 2013 Spokesman for the joint research project Green Factory Bavaria (GFB) [7]
since December 2012 Expert of the working group of industrial research associations "Otto von Guericke" (AiF)
since October 2012 Member of the exhibitors' council of the Electric Drives Production Conference and Exhibition ("E | DPC") [8]
since May 2012 Member of the board of the Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling, Industrial Robots eV (MHI) [9]
since March 2012 Joint project manager of the Bavarian Technology Center for resource-saving and intelligent living ("E | Home-Center") [8]
since October 2011 Leiter des Programm-Komitees der Electric Drives Production Conference ("E|DPC")[8]
since April 2011 Member of the Scientific Society for Production Technology (WGP) [10]
since May 2010 Joint project manager of the Bavarian Technology Center for Electric Drive Technology ("E | Drive-Center") [8]
since March 2010 Chairman of the board of the research association for spatial electronic assemblies 3-D MID ( Molded Interconnect Devices ) eV [3]
January 2008 - March 2009 Chairman of the Northeast Bavaria Region, Member of the Board of Directors of Bavaria, the Bavarian Metal and Electrical Industry Employers' Association (VBM / BayME) [8]
since October 2004 Shareholder of EMSIC Capital Management GmbH, financial and strategy consultancy for corporate acquisitions and management
February 1997 Otto Kienzle commemorative coin in gold "Integration of Electronics and Mechanics": Award from the Scientific Society for Production Technology (WGP) [10]
July 1993 to July 1995 Chairman of CAD / CAM standardization in electronics production at the Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits IPC (Organization) , Chicago, Il
since 2009 Member of various conference committees
since 2009 Reviewer for various research communities z. B. BMBF, DFG, Austrian Accreditation Council, Italian Ministry of Education, Elsevier etc.

Research priorities

  • Construction and connection technology
  • Biomechatronik
  • Development and operation of assembly systems
  • Assembly, handling and industrial robots
  • Production of electric drives
  • Production systems in electronics
  • Resource-saving and intelligent living
  • Resource-saving production
  • System Engineering

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Chair for Factory Automation and Production Systematics
  2. a b Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)
  3. ^ A b Research Association for Spatial Electronic Assemblies 3-D MID eV
  4. Energieregion Nürnberg
  5. International Research Association for Production Technology (CIRP)
  6. Cluster Mechatronics & Automation eV
  7. Green Factory Bavaria
  8. a b c d e Electric Drives Production Conference
  9. ^ Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling, Industrial Robots eV
  10. a b Scientific Society for Production Technology