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Teaching faculty

  • Academic Coordinators
  • Roland Span
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Span
  • Dr. Thanh Tran Trung
    Dr. Tran Trung Thanh received both BSc degree (2002) and Master degree (2005) in Mechanics from Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. He holds a first PhD degree (2012) in Mechanical Engineering from Jeju National University, South Korea and second PhD degree (2016) in Aerospace Engineering, Old Dominion University, United States. His research topics are centered on nonlinear control design methods, automation technology, intelligent manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing, industrial robots.--------------------------------- Field expertise:
    • Automation Technology and Robotics
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
    • Dynamics and Control
    • Computational Intelligence
    Taught courses:
    Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam
    - ME201: Static Mechanics, (Fall 2004), Vietnam
    - ME220: Solid Mechanics (2005-2017), Vietnam
    - ME302: Theory of Elasticity, (Fall 2007)
    - 4090223: Industrial Robot (Spring 2016)
    - ME 640: Finite Element Analysis (Spring 2017)

    Old Dominion University, USA
    - MAE503: Flight Mechanics (Spring 2015)

    Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam
    - AFEMT:Application of FEM Technology
    - MP:Manufacturing Project
    - ATR:Automation Technology and Robotics
    - CE: Control Engineering I (Linear Control)
    - CE:Control Engineering II (Nonlinear Control)
    - AM:Additive Manufacturing Lecture/Projects
    - BAMT:Basics of Automation and Manufacturing Theory
  • Lecturers
  • Andreas Kilzer
    Prof. apl. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kilzer
  • Andreas Ostendorf
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Ostendorf
  • Dr. Binh Nguyen Thien
    My research focuses on numerical methods and analysis for hyperbolic partial differential equations for conservation laws and their implementation on high-performance computing supercomputers. I am also interested in applications of PDEs in science and engineering, in particular, numerical fluid dynamics. Field expertise:
    High-order numerical methods for hyperbolic PDEs: WENO, CENO finite differce/finite volume methods

    High-order explicit/implicit time-stepping methods: RK, IF, ETD, BDF, SDIRK, Rosenbrock

    Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) methods and applications

    Numerical solvers for fractional differential equations

    Stiff problems with singular perturbation analysis
    Taught courses:
    School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    - Computational Linear Algebra (Course tutor)

    Department of Mathematical Sciences, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea
    - Numerical Analysis (Teaching assistant)
    - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (Teaching assistant)
    - Calculus I and II (Teaching assistant)

    UNIST Education Center for Gifted Students, Ulsanl National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea
    - Research and Education Program (Instructor)
  • Brian O'Reilly
    . Former Deputy Director of Industrial Relations and Technology Transfer Centre at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU).
    . Former President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AusCham) and he served on the AusCham Board for over 12 years
    . The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) Southeastern Vietnam Delegate for Community Building.
    . The Vice-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce's (AmCham) Education and Training Committee.
    . Over 20 years in higher education, management consulting
    Field expertise:
    . Project Management
    . Change Management
    . Business Planning
    . Strategic Planning
    . Business Communications
    . Marketing Communications
    Taught courses:
    . International Business Communications
    . Marketing Communications
    . Introduction to Business Administration
    . Project Management
  • Daniel Juhre
  • Eckhard Weidner
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner
  • Eric Dimla
    Received the MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from University College London and PhD in 1998. Was previously Head/Dean of the School of Science and Technology, RMIT Vietnam from 2018-2020, and prior to that was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at The Technological University of Brunei for 3 years.

    Prof Dr Dimla is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, FIMechE and FIET.

    FHEA UK: Fellow Higher Education Academy
    Consolidated personal development and evidence of professional practice in higher education career;
    Demonstrated commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical
    process that encouraged research, reflection and development;
    Fully aligned with UK Professional Standards Framework practice and a badge of assured quality.
    Field expertise:
    Research interest is within the area of metal cutting tool-wear and condition monitoring, fault diagnosis, intelligent sensor fusion and signal processing for industrial applications. He has published well over 60 papers in International Journals and Conferences.
    Taught courses:
    BEng Levels- CAD/CAM, Design for Assembly, Mechanical/Engineering Design, Stress
  • Dr. Hanh Le Minh
    - Vietnamese-German University, Lecturer in Business Management since September 2015
    - TU Braunschweig, Researcher and Research assistant from 2010 to 2014
    - Hanoi University, Lecturer in Business Management from 2008 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2015
    - PhD Business Economics from TU Braunschweig (2014)
    - MSc Business and Finance from North Wales University of Bangor (2007)
    - BSc Foreign Trade Economics from Hanoi Foreign Trade Economics (2005)
    Field expertise:
    - Sustainability and efficiency
    - Efficiency measurement
    - Small and medium-sized enterprises
    - Corporate financing structure
    - Management control
    - Data envelopment Analysis
    - Bank efficiency
    - Managerial decision making criteria
    Taught courses:
    Introductory Management(for foundation year students)
    Business Management
    Human Resource Management
    Organizational Performance Measurement
  • Hartmut Zadek
    Academic Career: Dipl. (1993) at Technical University of Berlin; Dr.-Ing. (1999) at Technical University of Berlin; Director of Department of Logistics at Institute of Logistics and Material Flow Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg since 2008.

    Industrial Experience: Project Management at ZLU GmbH, Berlin (1999-2002); Partner and Co-Founder of Visality Consulting GmbH, Berlin (2003-2007); Member of Advisory Board of the Federal Logistics Association (BVL) (2003-2008); Member of Traffic Committee, IHK Magdeburg since 2009; Member of Logistics Advisory Council of Saxony-Anhalt since 2010.

    Field of Expertise: Planning methods and tools in logistics; Technical logistics; Sustainability, resource conservation and energy efficiency in logistics; Design and planning of logistical process flows, systems and networks; Supply chain management; Lean management/lean logistics; Business field planning and corporate strategies for logistics and transport service providers; Process chains for supply, production, trade, logistics and transport service providers; Procurement logistics and production supply; Distribution networks and order fulfillment; Transport logistics; Disposal logistics, recycling and waste management; Start-up management; Project management; Change management.

    Awards: Konrad Mellerowicz Prize, 1999.
  • Hermann Rottengruber
    11/1989 – 7/1995 Mechanical engineering studies at Technical University Munich
    1995-1999 Scientific assistant at Chair for Internal Combustion Engines of Technical University Munich (LVK)
    June 1999 Graduation as Doctor of Engineering at Technical University Munich
    Thesis Title: „Nitrogen Oxide Formation in the Hydrogen Diesel Engine“
    1998 – 1999 Lecturing of „Internal Combustion Engines for Teachers at Vocational Schools “ at Technical University Munich
    1/2000 – 10/2000 Advanced SI-Engine Development at AUDI AG
    11/2000 – 07/2001 Entry into BMW AG - Gasoline Engines Production Development Department
    7/2001 Advanced Powertrain Development as specialist for Hydrogen Combustion Systems
    11/2003 Executive Scientist for Hydrogen Combustion Systems in Advanced Powertrain Development at BMW AG
    12/2004 – 10/2011 Team leader in Advanced Powertrain Development responsible for SI- Engine Combustion Systems Functions and Thermodynamics
    11/2011 – 05/2012 Project and team leader Thermal Energy Conversion at BMW Group Forschung und Technik GmbH Munich
    Since 09/2012 Head of Department Energy Conversion Systems for Mobile Applications at Institute for Mobile Systems of Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
    Since 05/2013 Institute Director of the Institute for Mobile Systems IMS at
    Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
    Taught courses:
    Internal Combustion Engines
  • Dr. Ho Xuan Thinh
    BE in ChemEng at HCMUT, Vietnam (1998); MSc in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer at INPG, France (2002); PhD at University of Bergen, Norway (2009); Researcher at Christian Michelsen Research, Norway (2009-2010); Research Fellow at National University of Singapore (2014-2017); joined VGU since 2017 Field expertise:
    Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC); Multiphase flows; Meshfree Particle methods (SPH) for fluid flows; Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics (yield stress and thixotropic fluids)
    Taught courses:
    Fluid Dynamics; CFD; Meshfree Particle Method; Heat and Mass Transfer; Internal Combustion Engines; Physics
  • Holm Altenbach
    Date of birth: 08. May 1956
    Place of birth: Leipzig, Germany
    Marital Status: married, two children, three grandchildren

    1962 – 1974 School in Magdeburg and Halle
    1974 Abitur (approx. A Level) in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    1974 – 1980 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Physics and Mechanics
    1980 Diploma (approx. MSc) in “Dynamics and Strength of Machines” (Diploma Thesis: Stability of a Three-layered Strip, Final Grade: With Distinction)
    1980 – 1995 Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg Assistant, Senior Assistant)
    1983 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute: Candidate of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing., approx. PhD) - A Timoshenko-type Theory for Inhomogeneous in the Thickness Direction Elastic Shells (Supervisor Prof. Dr. V.A. Pal'mov)
    1984 Facultas docendi in “Engineering Mechanics” at the Magdeburg University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    1987 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute: Doctor of Engineering Sciences (, Habilitation) - The Direct Approach in the Theory of Viscoelastic Shells
    1992 Krupp-Award (Visiting Scientist at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of Civil Engineering)
    1993 Privatdocent (approx. Lecturer) at the University of Magdeburg in “Mechanics of Materials”
    1995 Appointment at the Lausanne Polytechnic (Switzerland) - Professorship in Structural Mechanics
    1995 Außerplanmäßiger Professor at the University of Magdeburg
    1995 Appointment at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg - Professorship in Engineering Mechanics
    1996 – 2011 Full Professor (C4) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
    1996 – 1998 Acting director of the Institute of Materials Science at the University Halle-Wittenberg
    1998 – 2000 Vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University Halle-Wittenberg
    2000 – 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    2006 – 2011 Acting Director of the Centre of Engineering Sciences (which has a Faculty status)
    1991 - 1996 Visiting Professor at the Kharkov Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine, 1991, 1996), at the University of Technology Bratislava (1993, Slovakia) and at the University of Technology Riga (1996, Latvia)
    2003 Gold Medal of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (University of Technology Lublin)
    2004 – to date Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM)
    2004 Semko Medal (Kharkov State University of Technology)
    2005 – to date Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
    2008 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute”
    2011 – to date Full Professor (C4) at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
    2011 Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (visiting scientist at Nagoya university)
    2014 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the Ovidius University Constanta (Romania)
    2015 – to date Acting director of the Institute of Mechanics at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
    2015 Professor at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University “Peter the Great” (Russia)
    2016 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the Vekua Institute Tbilisi (Georgia)
    2016 Professor at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University “Peter the Great” (Russia)
    2016, 2017 Visiting Professor at the Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia)
    Field expertise:
    Continuum Mechanics (Creep Mechanics, Damage Mechanics, Binary Media, Foams)

    Structural Mechanics (Beams, Plates, Shells, Thin-walled Structures, Laminates and Sandwiches)

    Strength Theories
    Taught courses:
    Mechanics A2 B1
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hung Nguyen Quoc
    - B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (1997) Polytechnic University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam;
    - European M.Sc. in Mechanics of Construction (2001), University of Liege, Belgium;
    - PhD in Solid Mechanics and Manufacturing Engineering (2009), Inha University, South Korea.
    Field expertise:
    Smart materials and structures, Fluid Mechanics, Structure Optimization, Vibration control, Intelligent Control Systems, High frequency jetting dispenser.
    Taught courses:
    Undergraduate courses
    - Engineering mechanics (Statics, Dynamics)
    - Fluid mechanics
    - Automatic control systems
    - Industrial robots
    - Machinery mechanics

    Graduate courses
    - Structural Dynamics
    - Smart materials and structures
    - Dynamic structures and Adaptronics
    - Fundamental and Advanced robotics
    - Modern control systems
    - Engineering Optimization
    - Advanced manufacturing process
  • Karl Grote
    Karl – H. GROTE earned his “Diplom in Mechanical Engineering” (Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering) in 1979 and his “Dr.-Ing.” (Ph.D. in Engineering) in 1984, both from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.
    After a post doctoral stay in the USA he joined an automotive supplier as manager of the engineering design department. In 1995 he was named Chairman and University Professor of the Engineering Design Department at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany. From 2002 to 2004 he was Full Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, (Caltech), USA. He served as Dean of the College of Mechanical Engineering at Otto-von-Guericke University from 2005 to 2016. In 2015 he received an Honorary Doctor Degree (Dr. h.c.) from the Kiew Institute of Technology (KPI). Since 1995 he is Editor of the DUBBEL (Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau), since 2008 Editor of the Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering and author of several books. Professor Grote has over 200 publications in the area of Mechanical Engineering Design and Product Development.
    Taught courses:
    "Engineering Design I
    Engineering Design II"
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl
    Academic Career: Dipl. Mathematics (1985) at University of Heidelberg; Dr. rer. nat. (1988) at RWTH Aachen; Habilitation (1997) at Graz University of Technology; Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum since 1999.
    Field expertise:
    Theory of materials; Numerical methods in mechanics and structural mechanics.
  • Liu Wai Yip
    Dr. Liu currently a lecturer teaching the following modules at VGU:

    1) Microcontroller
    2) Electrical Engineering
    3) Electronics
    4) Special Topic (Antenna and Wave Propagation)
    5) Technical Writing

    Dr. Liu graduated from University of Leeds, UK in 2002 with a PhD in terahertz, millimeter-wave and microwave engineering. Since then, he has spent one and half years in University of Michigan as a postdoctoral researcher. From Dec 2003 to June 2006, he became a principal investigator of a UK government-funded research in 3D nano/microfabrication. After completion of the contract, this project has continued for a further few years until 2009, when he became a course director/ associate professor of Hong Kong Campus of CCNU. From 2015 until Dec 2018, He was a foreign research scholar/research fellow /laboratory manager at SUSTC, where he taught the following courses:

    RF/microwave Engineering
    CNC micromachining
    Nano- and micro-fabrication, MEMS
    Photolithorgraphy, Ebeam lithorgraphy

    Before receiving his PhD, he was in the industry as a IC designer, VLSI engineer and CAD developer, having spent almost a decade in multi-national organizations like Agilent Technologies, Bell Laboratory, Motorola, Hitachi Europe, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
    Field expertise:
    Non-invasive blood glucose monitoring
    Wireless Power Transfer
    Recycling of Plastic Wastes
    Wireless Communication
    RF/Microwave Engineering
    Terahertz Engineering
    Taught courses:
    In VGU:
    Electrical Engineering
    Technical Writing
    Antenna and Wave Propagation

    Outside VGU:
    RF/microwave Engineering
    Analog and Digital Electronics
    CNC micromachining
    Nano- and micro-fabrication, MEMS
    Photolithorgraphy, Ebeam lithorgraphy
    Python, Java, R
    VLSI Design, full custom and semi-custom, place and route, DRC, LVS, ERC
    CST, HFSS Simulation
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