FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Steiner

Professor for mechanics

Wolfgang Steiner received his Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) degree in mechanical engineering in 1995 from Technical University Vienna, where he was working on satellite dynamics at the Institute of Mechanics. From 1997 to 2002 he served as a project engineer and team leader in the field of Finite Element and Fatigue Analysis at the Engineering Center Steyr. In 2002 he became professor for mechanics at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. From 2006 to 2011 he managed the degree programme mechanical engineering in Wels. In 2009 he published his habilitation thesis about stability problems of satellites.

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Prof.(FH) DI Dr. Wolfgang Witteveen

Professor for simulation in mechanical engineering

Wolfgang Witteveen received his DI degree in mechatronics in 1999 and the Ph.D. in 2007 from the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. During 1999 to 2002 he joined MAGNA Powertrain, as application engineer for multi body simulation. After a social year in Albania he joined MAGAN again from 2003 to 2010. During that time he developed and implemented the simulation software MAMBA (http://mamba.ecs.steyr.com/). In 2010 he was appointed as Professor for simulation in mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels.
His fields of study include model reduction, multi body simulation, jointed structures, structural vibrations, software engineering for mechanical applications and biomechanics.

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DI Dr. Karin Nachbagauer

Professor for applied mathematics, Research associate

Karin Nachbagauer received her diploma degree (DI) in Industrial Mathematics in 2009 and the Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) in Mechatronics in 2012 from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. She was working at the Institute for Technical Mechanics at the Johannes Kepler University from 2009 to 2013 on shear deformable beam finite elements for large translations and rotations based on the absolute nodal coordinate formulation designed for applications in multibody system dynamics. Since 2013 she joins the research group for multibody simulations at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Wels with the research focus on multibody system dynamics, inverse dynamics and optimal control.
Her fields of research include as well technical mechanics, mechanical engineering, absolute nodal coordinate formulation, parameter identification and software engineering for applications in mechatronics. In 2015 she was appointed as Professor for applied mathematics at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

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DI Dr.techn. Karim Sherif

Assistant Professor for technical mechanics and simulation, Research associate

Karim Sherif received both his diploma degree (DI, 2008) and his Ph.D (Dr.techn, 2012) on technical sciences from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. He was working at the Linz Center of Mechatronics from 2008 to 2013 as research and development engineer, where he developed an efficient and reliable simulation algorithm for contact problems in multibody systems. In 2013 he published his doctoral thesis entitled „Novel computationally efficient formulations for the equations of motion of a modally reduced flexible member undergoing large rigid body motion“.
Since 2013 he is employed at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Wels and his fields of teaching and research include multi-body dynamics, model reduction and technical mechanics.

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Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Oberpeilsteiner

Research assistant

Stefan Oberpeilsteiner received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria with honors in 2013. He joined the department of research and development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in February 2013.
His actual researches focus on parameter identification and optimal control in the context of multi-body dynamics as well as on general aspects of multi-body systems modeling.
Stefan Oberpeilsteiner is assigned to the team of a research project called PROTOFRAME ( http://www.modelbaseddesign.at/ ). The goal of the latter mentioned project is a framework and frontend for semi-automated matching of real and virtual prototypes. Stefan Oberpeilsteiner works on an interface between simulations in Freedyn and PROTOFRAME. Currently he works on his PhD thesis in the field of parameter identification and optimal input design for multibody systems.

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