Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann

Head of the Institute, Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering

Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology
Langer Kamp 19 B
38106 Braunschweig

Office: Old building, 2nd floor, room 201
Tel.: +49 531 391-7149
Fax: +49 531 391-5842
E-Mail: c.herrmann@tu-braunschweig.de

Curriculum vita

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann is university professor for Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering and co-director of IWF, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig as well as member of the institute management at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST. Since 2009 he leads the Joint German-Australian Research Group on “Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering” together with Prof. Sami Kara from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.

Prof. Herrmann has studied mechanical engineering / production engineering. He was research assistant at IFH (Institute of Production Automation and Handling Technology) and IWF. After his doctor degree (Dr.-Ing.) in 2003 he habilitated in production engineering in 2008 and was appointed associate professor (apl. Prof.) in 2011. As a company’s founder (2002 - 2007) he has transferred tools and services to support design for environment into the electric/electronic and automotive industry. From 2005 to 2008 he was also scientific director of KERP Center of Excellence Environment & Electronics, Vienna. From August 2009 to February 2013 he was scientific director and member of the NFF (Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik / Automotive Research Center Lower Saxony), Germany. Professor Herrmann has conducted various industry and research projects in the context of life cycle engineering and sustainable manufacturing on national and international level. He was chairman of the international conference series Eco-X in 2005 and 2007 in Vienna and chairman of the 18th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering held in Braunschweig in 2011. Since 2012 he is Visiting SIMTech Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. He has published more than 200 papers and book publications as author, co-other and editor. Professor Herrmann is member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP).

In 2011 Prof. Herrmann's team, together with colleagues from Fraunhofer and industry partners, has won the German Resource Efficiency Award from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Germany. In 2013 the lecture "Product and Life Cycle Management" was rewarded with the LehrLEO award by the TU Braunschweig as the best lecture in the bachelor degree programme. Since April 2009 Professor Herrmann is mentor professor for the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme at the Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, sdw).

Since April 2017 Professor Herrmann is also Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


Hesselbach, Jürgen; Herrmann, Christoph (Eds.)
Hesselbach, Jürgen; Herrmann, Christoph (Eds.)
Herrmann, Christoph
Ganzheitliches Life Cycle Management - Nachhaltigkeit und Lebenszyklusorientierung in Unternehmen
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010, ISBN 978-3-642-01420-8
Dombrowski, Uwe; Herrmann, Christoph; Lacker, Thomas; Sonnentag, S. (Hrsg.)
Modernisierung kleiner und mittlerer Unternehmen
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2009, ISBN 978-3-540-92926-0
Herrmann, Christoph; Leitner, Thomas; Paulesich, Reinhard(Hrsg.)
Nachhaltigkeit in der Elektro(nik)industrie - KERP Kompetenzzentrum
VDI Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2006, Fortschritt-Berichte VDI, Reihe 16 Technik und Wirtschaft, Nr. 179, ISBN 978-3-18-317916-9
Franke, Hans-Joachim; Herrmann, Christoph; Huch, Burkhard; Löffler, Stefan (Hrsg.)
Kooperationsorientiertes Innovationsmanagement
Logos Verlag, Berlin, 2005, ISBN 978-3-8325-0828-9

Spengler, Thomas; Herrmann, Christoph(Hrsg.)
Stoffstrombasiertes Supply Chain Management in der Elektronikindustrie zur Schließung von Materialkreisläufen - Projekt StreaM
VDI Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2004, ISBN 978-3-18-316916-0
Herrmann, Christoph
Unterstützung der Entwicklung recyclinggerechter Produkte
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Vulkan-Verlag, Essen, 2003, ISBN 978-3-8027-8672-3




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