Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Alexander Verl

Head of Institute
Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units

Contact

+49 711 685-82422

Business card (VCF)

Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Date of last update: May 1, 2016

Personal Information

Name
Alexander Wilhelm Verl
Date of birth
July 13, 1966
Status
married, three children

Academic Qualification

Dipl.-Ing.
Electrical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1991
Dr.-Ing.
Control Engineering, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, 1997
Univ.-Prof.
Full Professor (W3), University of Stuttgart, 2005

Professional Employment

2005–present
Full Professor and Head of the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW), University of Stuttgart;
Research Topics
manufacturing automation, robotics, machine tools, control engineering, simulation technology for production units, drive technology
2014–2016
Member of the Board, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, München;
2006–2014
Head of Institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Stuttgart; (secondary employment)
1997–2005
Founder and Managing Director of AMATEC Robotics GmbH (part of KUKA Roboter GmbH since 2005); Business areas: high precision robots, temperature compensation for robots, machine vision, palletizing with robots.
1994–1997
Research Assistant at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen;
Thesis title
Nonlinear joint control of the DLR lightweight robot
Degree
Dr.-Ing. (magna cum laude)
1992–1994
Development engineer at Siemens AG, Research Center Erlangen AUT 941; Research topic: Control Engineering/dd>

Honors & Awards

2014
Diesel Gold Medal from the German Institute of Inventions (D.I.E)
2012
Julius von Haast Fellowship Award by the Royal Society of New Zealand
2012
Honorary doctoral degree (Dr. h.c.) of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
2012
Honorary Professor (Prof. h.c.) of the University of Auckland, Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Zealand
2010
Invention & Entrepreneurship Award 2010 (IERA Award) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS), and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
2009
Honorary doctoral degree (Dr. h.c.) of the “ Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

Activities in Scientific Institutions and Committees

2007–2012
Head of WGP Special Interest Group for Robotics and Assembly
2008–2014
Committee Chairman SPS/IPC/DRIVES-Conference
2008–present
Conference Chairman International Symposium on Robotics (ISR)
2007–2014
President of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik (DGR)
2010–2014
Member of the DFG Committee on Scientific Instrumentation
2012–2015
Member of der DFG Review Board on ProductionTechnology
2007–present
Member of the Board of the Industrial Consortium of the Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology
2004–present
Member of the Board in SERCOS International
2006–present
Associate Member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering)
2006–present
Member of the WGP (The German Academic Society for Production Engineering)
2011–2014
Chairman of GSaME: Graduate School of Excellence in advanced Manufacturing Engineering in Stuttgart
2007–present
Principal Investigator Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology (SimTech Cluster of Excellence)
2012–present
Member of the Board of the German Academic Society for Assembly and Industrial Robots (MHI)
2010–present
Chairman of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
2014–present
Chairman of the Board of the Fraunhofer Foundation (Fraunhofer Zukunftsstiftung)

Patents

The following patent numbers can be found under my name according to https://depatisnet.dpma.de/DepatisNet/depatisnet (in the field of Control, Robotics, Amusement Rides and Manufacturing Automation) DE000019547010A1, EP000000963816A2, DE000019833953A1, DE000019833953C2, DE000019547010C2, EP000000963816A3, WO002005115700A1, DE102004024378A1, WO002005115700A4, EP000000963816B1, AT000000319538E, EP000001750909A1, CN000001953848A, DE102006010110A1, US020070227274A1, DE102007048012A1, US020090084285A1, US020090099690A1, JP002009082709A, CN000100484725C, DE102004024378B4, US020090181781A1, EP000001750909B1, DE102008005859A1, US000007681468B2, US000007922594B2, US000007971537B2, DE102010021001A1, DE102011105345A1, EP000002572766A1, DE102011114371A1, US020130079169A1, KR102013032849A, JP002013066722A, CN000103071291A, US000008920251B2, DE102013017045A1, US020160075029A1, EP000002572766B1

Publications

As of Mai 2016 my Score on ResearchGate was 28.85, my h-index was 16.

Representative Publications

Verl, A.; Boye, T.; Pott, A.:
Measurement pose selection and calibration forecast for manipulators with complex kinematic structures, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 57/1 (2008), pp. 425-428

Verl, A.; Heisel, U.; Walther, M., Maier, D.:
Sensorless Automated Condition Monitoring for the Control of the Predictive Maintenance of Machine Tools, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 58/1 (2009), pp. 375-378

Krüger, J.; Lien, T.K.; Verl, A.:
Cooperation of Human and Machines in Assembly Lines, Keynote paper, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 58/2 (2009), pp. 1-24

Verl, A.; Frey, S.:
Correlation between feed velocity and preloading in ball screw drives. In: CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 59/1 (2010), pp. 429-432

Altintas, Y.; Verl A.; Brecher, C.; Uriarte, L.; Pritschow, G.:
Machine Tool Feed Drives, Keynote paper, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 60/2 (2011)

Groh, Friedemann; Groh, Konrad; Verl, Alexander:
On the inverse kinematics of an a priori unknown general 6R-Robot. Robotica 31 (2013), Nr. 3, S. 455-463

Fantoni, G, Santochi, M, Dini, G, Tracht, K, Scholz-Reiter, B, Fleischer, J, Lien, TK, Seliger, G, Reinhart, G, Franke, J, Hansen, HN & Verl, A:
Grasping devices and methods in automated production processes, Keynote paper, CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 63/2 (2014), pp. 679-701

Verl, A.; Frey, S.; Heinze, T.:
Double nut ball screw with improved operating characteristics. CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 63/1 (2014)

Verl, Alexander (Hrsg.); Albu-Schäfer Alin (Hrsg.); Brock Oliver (Hrsg.); Raatz Annika (Hrsg.):
Soft Robotics - Transferring Theory to Application; Springer Verlag, 2015, 291 Pages.

Verl, A.; Engel, T.; Lechler, A.:
Sliding Bearing with adjustable Friction Properties, CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 65/1 (2016)