Matthias Kleiner - Curriculum vitae#

  • 1974 German Abitur, Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium, Dortmund
  • 1975 - 1976 Alternative civilian service
  • 1976 - 1982 Mechanical engineering studies, University of Dortmund, Student internship in machine and plant manufacturing and volunteer for the Protestant Organization for Youth Education
  • 1982 Diplom-Ingenieur degree, Mechanical Engineering

  • 1982 - 1987 Research Assistant to Prof. E. v. Finckenstein, Chair of Forming Technology, University of Dortmund
  • 1987 Doktor-Ingenieur degree, thesis: "Mehrprozessor-Steuerungen in der Umformtechnik" („Application of Multiprocessor-Controls in Forming Technology“)
  • 1987 - 1994 Senior Researcher, University of Dortmund
  • 1990 Research Prize of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1991 Habilitation in the field "Forming Technology", Thesis: "Prozesssimulation in der Umformtechnik" (“Simulation of Forming Processes”)
  • 1994 - 1998 Full Professor (C4), Chair of Design and Manufacturing at the newly founded Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus (BTU Cottbus)
  • 1995 - 1996 Vice Rector for Planning and Finance at BTU Cottbus’ founding president’s office
  • 1997 - 2000 Chairman of the Scientific Working Group on Forming Technology (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Umformtechnik (AGU))
  • Since 1998 Full Professor, Chair of Forming Technology, Technical University of Dortmund
  • 2000 - 2002 Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Dortmund - (followed by a term as vice dean until 2005)
  • 2000 Appointment to a "Canadian Research Chair " (Full Professor in Metal Forming), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (declined by Prof. Kleiner)
  • 2001 Appointment to the board of directors of an industrial group(declined by Prof. Kleiner)

  • 1999 - 2005 Member of various DFG committees: Scientific Instrumentation, Peer Review Committee in the field of production engineering, Nomination Committee for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Senate, Joint Committee and Grants Committee, Senate Committee on Strategic Planning
  • 1999 - 2006 Participation in DFG coordinated programmes:
    • DFG Research Unit 366: Simulation-Aided Offline Process Design and Optimization in Manufacturing Sculptured Surfaces (participating fields: statistics, computer science, mathematics, production engineering)
    • DFG Collaborative Research Centre 475: Reduction of Complexity for Multivariate Data Structures (participating fields: statistics, computer science, mathematics, biometrics, medicine, economics, production engineering)
    • Coordinator of DFG Priority Programme 1098: "Workmedia Based Sheet Metal Forming"
    • DFG Research Unit 443: "Investigation of the Working Mechanisms of Electromagnetic Sheet Metal Forming" (participating fields: mathematics, mechanics, materials science, electrical engineering, production engineering)
    • DFG Collaborative Research Centre 531: Design and Management of Complex Technical Processes and Systems by Means of Computational Intelligence Methods (participating fields: computer science, mathematics, statistics, chemical engineering and production engineering)
    • DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TR10: "Flexible Production of Lightweight Structures", (participating fields: lightweight construction, materials science, production engineering)
    • DFG Research Unit 552: Principles of Sheet Metal Hot Forming of Quenchable Steels (participating fields: materials science, production engineering)
    • DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TR 30: "Process-Integrated Manufacturing of Functionally Graded Structures on the Basis of Thermo-Mechanically Coupled Phenomena" (participating fields: mathematics, mechanics, materials science, production engineering)
    • Initiative of the SFB 708 „3D Surface Engineering…“ (participating fields: statistics, computer sciences, mathematics, materials science, production engineering)
  • 2000 - 2003 Co-spokesperson of the „Culture Technology“ research initiative at the University of Dortmund (participating fields: literary studies, art, music, philosophy, sociology, architecture, natural sciences, engineering)
  • 2004 - 2006 Member of the Scientific Commission of Lower Saxony (Wissenschaftliche Kommission Niedersachsen)
  • 2004 - 2006 Managing Director of the newly founded Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL), University of Dortmund
  • 2005 - 2006 Member of the „acatech“ Executive Board
  • 2005 - 2006 Vice President of the DFG
  • 2007 - 2010 Vice President of the ESF (European Science Foundation)
  • 2007 - 2012 President of the DFG

  • 1997 Receipt of the DFG’s Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
  • 2010 Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1998 Election as Ordinary Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (formerly Prussian Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

Memberships and Distinctions (not exhaustive)
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • acatech – Council of Technical Sciences of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
  • Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences
  • Academia Europaea
  • European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Dr. h.c. of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • CIRP - The International Academy for Production Engineering
  • WGP – German Academic Society for Production Engineering (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktionstechnik)
  • AGU – Scientific Working Group on Forming Technology (Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Umformtechnik)
  • Board of Trustees, FOSTA Research Association for Steel Application
  • Member of the Board, Stifterverband
  • Board of Trustees, Deutsche Telekom Foundation
  • Advisory Board of the Winkelmann Group
  • Advisory Board, Siepmann Werke

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