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New Representative of the Chair and Head of Institute at IPS

Dr.-Ing Ralph Richter has been working since July 15th, 2019 as a representative of the university professorship "Work and Production Systems" and as head of the Institute for Production Systems (IPS).

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From 1985 to 2018, Dr.-Ing. Richter worked for Robert Bosch GmbH in development and production. In 1991, he received his doctorate from the Fraunhofer Institute IAO within the framework of the BMFT funding measure "Research Cooperation Industry and Science" on the topic "Knowledge-based CAD system components for the design of products suitable for assembly". At Bosch, he was plant manager in the USA and Germany, responsible for consumer goods and automotive supply. In a central function, he was responsible for the conception and worldwide roll-out of the Bosch production system and finally for the conception and implementation of an implementation strategy for I4.0 in an automotive sector. During this time, an intensive cooperation with the institute was established since 2018 as guest scientist at the IPS.

Prof. Deuse and Dr. Richter jointly manage the Institute for Production Systems as a dual leadership. Prof. Deuse has been Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, since April 1st, 2019 and is leading there the research group "Advanced Manufacturing/ Industry 4.0".

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