Appointment of Professor Schleifenbaum to the Chair "Digital Additive Production DAP" at RWTH Aachen University

  Professor Schleifenbaum

In the autumn of 2016, Professor Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum accepted the new Chair for Digital Additive Production (DAP) and returned to RWTH Aachen University as well as to the Cluster of Excellence Production Technology. After studying mechanical engineering and economics in Aachen and Marseille, Professor Schleifenbaum did his doctorate in the context of the CoE-research at Fraunhofer ILT in the field of Individualized Production. After several positions in leading functions in the industry, Professor Schleifenbaum took over the management of the newly created chair. With the founding of this chair, RWTH Aachen responds to the increasing demand for research in the industry. The new Cluster Photonics on Campus Melaten and the Digital Photonic Production Research Campus (DPP) are an ideal environment to strengthen the manufacturing industry and to promote a sustainable transfer of knowledge to the economy. Professor Schleifenbaum looks forward to his new tasks and to doing research on the further development of additive manufacturing in an interdisciplinary environment with dedicated teams. In this sense, the Cluster of Excellence is looking forward to the future cooperation.