Short Biography

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Iris Graessler holds the Chair for Product Creation at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute since October 2013. She received her doctorate degree in 1999 and qualified as a professor at the Chair for Production Systematics, Machine Tool Laboratory at RWTH Aachen University in 2003. During her thirteen years at Robert Bosch GmbH, she was responsible for product development, production system design and change management in various project and line management functions.

Her research focus lies on Model-Based Product Creation. Main attention lies on Intelligent Technical Systems, i.e. adaptive configurable mechatronic systems and cyber-physical systems. She has published her scientific findings in over 90 national and international publications. In order to further develop and transregionally harmonize development methods, she commits herself to the leadership of several Technical Committees in VDI Society for Product and Process Design (GPP) and the VDI/ VDE Society for Measuring and Automation Technology (GMA). As program chair she is involved in numerous national and international conferences.

Due to her scientific achievements she was appointed to the Scientific Society for Product Development (WiGeP). In addition, she is directly elected VDI-GMA Council Member, Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Application Center "Industrie 4.0 Potsdam", Heinz Nixdorf Institute Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the studies of Industrial Engineering at the University of Paderborn.