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About us

Our interdisciplinary team is active in research, works in cooperation with industrial partners and is in a constant dialogue with Swiss and international universities. In addition, we teach in degree programmes and continuing education at the FHNW School of Engineering.

Head of Institute

Prof. Dr. Jürg Küffer
Prof. Dr. Jürg Küffer Head of FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 47 (direct)

Assistant to the Head of Institute

Hanna Troxler
Hanna Troxler Administration, Project controlling
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 52 (direct)

Product Development, Simulation and Validation

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Gröbelbauer
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Gröbelbauer Head of Product Development at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 46 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Daniel Von Känel
Prof. Dr. Daniel Von Känel Lecturer for Product Developement
Telephone : +41 56 202 86 51 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Kaspar Löffel
Prof. Dr. Kaspar Löffel Lecturer for Mechanical Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 85 64 (direct)
Matthias Günthart
Matthias Günthart Lecturer for product development
Telephone : +41 56 202 85 81 (direct)
Stefan Kobler
Stefan Kobler Research Associate at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 41 (direct)
Matthias Fankhauser
Matthias Fankhauser Research Associate at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 79 24 (direct)
Dominik Hammel
Dominik Hammel Research assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 88 38 (direct)
Robert Probst
Robert Probst Research assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 64 (direct)
Olivier Studer
Olivier Studer Research assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 87 96 (direct)
Florian Wirz
Florian Wirz Research assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 88 85 (direct)
Jonathan Falk
Jonathan Falk Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 81 23 (direct)
Raphael Gloor
Raphael Gloor Research Assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 88 86 (direct)

Production Engineering

Prof. Dr. Urs Bopp
Prof. Dr. Urs Bopp Deputy Head of FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 56 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Gregor Burkhard
Prof. Dr. Gregor Burkhard Programme Head of the Master of Science in Engineering MSE
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 58 (direct)
Peter Hug
Peter Hug Research Associate at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 48 (direct)

Materials Science

Prof. Dr. Arne Wahlen
Prof. Dr. Arne Wahlen Programm Head of Mechanical Engineering, Head of Materials Science
Telephone : +41 56 202 75 79 (direct)
Sabine Maass
Sabine Maass Research Associate at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 49 (direct)
Kornelia Weidemann
Kornelia Weidemann Research Associate at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 86 04 (direct)
Luca Bühlmann
Luca Bühlmann Research Assistant at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 76 02 (direct)



Laser Technology, Laser Engraving

Prof. Dr. Ronald Holtz
Prof. Dr. Ronald Holtz Head of laser technology at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 83 58 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Hoebel
Prof. Dr. Matthias Hoebel Lecturer for laser technology
Telephone : +41 56 202 86 39 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Bojan Resan
Prof. Dr. Bojan Resan Lecturer for laser technology
Telephone : +41 56 202 85 92 (direct)
Dr. Florence Friebel
Dr. Florence Friebel Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 86 02 (direct)
Armin Stumpp
Armin Stumpp Research Associate at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 63 (direct)
Daniel Hug
Daniel Hug PhD Student
Telephone : +41 56 202 72 35 (direct)
Thomas Moser
Thomas Moser Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 70 38 (direct)
Pascal Vollenweider
Pascal Vollenweider Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 87 65 (direct)
Roger Wüst
Roger Wüst Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 87 13 (direct)
Jakob Benz
Jakob Benz Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 76 67 (direct)
Philipp Brogli
Philipp Brogli Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 89 08 (direct)
Philip Burger
Philip Burger Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 88 59 (direct)
Tobias Grätzer
Tobias Grätzer Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 89 09 (direct)
Karlo Lajtner
Karlo Lajtner Research Associate
Telephone : +41 56 202 88 87 (direct)

Matthias Julius
Technical specialist
+41 56 202 88 47
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Manuel Marbach
Research assistant
+41 56 202 74 54
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