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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)
Manuela Dreier
Manuela Dreier Research assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 77 06 (direct)
Dominik Hammel
Dominik Hammel Research assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 88 38 (direct)

Benjamin Bachmann
Research assistant
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Michael Umbricht
Research assistant
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Robert Probst
Research assistant
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Olivier Patrick Studer
Research assistant
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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)
Stefan Kettner
Stefan Kettner Research assistant
Telephone : +41 56 202 77 41 (direct)

Materials Science

Prof. Dr. Arne Wahlen
Prof. Dr. Arne Wahlen Head of Materials Science at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
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)

Kerry Bächle
Research assistant
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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)
Beat Lüscher
Beat Lüscher Head of laser laboratory at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 62 (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)
Hansjörg Vogt
Hansjörg Vogt Technical Support at the FHNW Institute of Product and Production Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 74 53 (direct)

Romain Carreto
Research assistant
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Claudio Erik Furrer
Research associate
+41 56 202 83 45
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Marco Guilherme
Research assistant
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Daniel Hug
PhD student
+41 56 202 72 35
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Pascal Vollenweider
Research assistant
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Roger Wüst
Research assistant
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Manuel Marbach
Research assistant
+41 56 202 74 54
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