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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. h. c. Dr. h. c. Prof. Lothar Kroll

Head of Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology,
Director of IST,
Director of Affiliated Institute CETEX,
Dean for Research, International Relations and Gender of the Faculty Mechanical Engineering
 
Phone:
+49 371 531 23120
Fax:
+49 371 531 23129
Room:
Reichenhainer Str. 31/33: 104
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1978 - 1987 Diploma in Automotive Engineering, Opole University of Technology (Poland) and Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Clausthal University of Technology
1987 - 1993 Research Assistant at Institute for Technical Mechanics, Clausthal University of Technology
1992 PhD at Institute for Technical Mechanics, Clausthal University of Technology
1993 - 2000 Research Assistant at Institute for Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology, Dresden University of Technology
2000 - 2006 Senior Research Assistant at Institute for Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology, Dresden University of Technology
2005 Habilitation in the field of Lightweight Construction and Material Mechanics, Dresden University of Technology
Since 2006 Full Professor of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology at the Institute for General Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology; Dean of Bachelor Course “Sports Engineering”
Since 2007 Director of CETEX, Affiliated Institute for Textile and Processing Machines gemeinnützige GmbH at Chemnitz University of Technology
2008 Founder of Lightweight Structures Engineering GmbH (LSE), Chemnitz
Since 2009 Head of Scientific Advisory Board of CETEX Chemnitz Textile Machines Development e. V.
Since Apr 2010 Director of Institute of Lightweight Structures, Chemnitz University of Technology
Since Nov 2012 Chief Executive Officer of Federal Cluster of Excellence “MERGE”
2013 - 2016 Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Since Jan 2013 Founding Director of MTC Lightweight Structures e. V.
Since June 2013 Head of Fraunhofer Plastic Center Oberlausitz
Since Feb 2015 Title "honorowego profesora" (honorary professor) of Wrocław University of Technology
Since Sep 2015 Head of Fraunhofer Research Centre STEX on IWU
Since Apr 2016 Vice-Dean for Research, International Relations and Gender of Faculty Mechanical Engineering
Since Apr 2017 Director of Research Programs, Science and Technology Park, Opole, Poland
Since Oct 2017
Director Research Programs, Dopak R&D Center for Plastic Processing, Wroclaw, Poland
Since Oct 2017 Spokesperson of working group „Resource-efficient production und lightweight structures“ at Chemnitz University of Technology
Since Nov 2017 Honorary Doctor „Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Production Engineering“ of the King Mongkut´s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Since Mar 2018 Professor of Technical Sciences, awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda
2010 Winner of ISEA Young Investigator Award and Best Session Award at 8th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), Vienna, with J. Kaufmann and S. Odenwald
2010 Gold medal of International Trade Fair iENA 2010, Nuremberg, for “Innovative and energy efficient method for the manufacturing of hybrid components”
2011 Top position within the Central Innovation Programme Small Business (ZIM) of BMWi with currently 64 R&D projects and 94 participating companies
2011 Medal of Honour of Chemnitz University of Technology
Since 2006 Member of the Advisory Boards of LimA, mtex and DGM Congress “Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde”
Since 2007 Reviewer for DFG and AiF
Since 2010 Coordinator of Alliance Textile Lightweight Construction (ATL), Chemnitz
Since 2015 Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (JAMME)
Since 2015 Member of the Editorial Key Reviewers Committee of Archives of Materials Science and Engineering (AMSE)

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