Honorary Member

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandro Wartzack

The Chair of Engineering Design (KTmfk) at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) is one of the leading research institutes with about 30 scientists in the field of engineering design and product development in Germany. The focus of research and academic teaching is on design methodology, virtual product development and machine elements.

Address Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik (KTmfk)
Martensstrasse 9
91058 Erlangen
Contact Sandro Wartzack
Phone: +49 9131 852 7987
Fax: +49 9131 852 7988

Professional career and current position

  • 1987 - 1994
    Study of Production Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1995 - 2000
    Research Assistant at Chair of Engineering Design, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 17.11.2000
    Ph.D. at Technical Faculty of Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2001 - 2004
    Project Engineer at Brose Fahrzeugteile, Business Division Door Systems, Hallstadt
  • 2004 - 2006
    Director Virtual Development, Brose Fahrzeugteile, Central Development, Coburg
  • 2006 - 2009
    Director Simulation & Knowledge Management, Brose Fahrzeugteile, Development Door Systems, Hallstadt
  • February 2009
    Call of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg W3-Professorship for Engineering Design (acceptance of call)
  • since 10.2009
    Head of Chair of Engineering Design, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg


2014 (excerpt)

  • Wartzack, S.: Auswahl- und Bewertungsmethoden. In: Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionslehre. | Springer-Verlag 2014, S. 380 - 410.
  • Schleich, B.; Wartzack, S.: A discrete geometry approach for tolerance analysis of mechanism. | Weblink
    Mechanism and Machine Theory 77 (Juli 2014), S. 148-163.
  • Schleich, B.; Anwer, N.; Mathieu, L.; Wartzack, S.: Skin Model Shapes: A new paradigm shift for geometric variations modelling in mechanical engineering. | Computer-Aided Design 50 (Mai 2014), S. 1-15.
  • Luft, T.; Frey, D.; Wartzack, S.: Welches Wissensmanagement-System passt zum Unternehmen? | wissensmanagement - Das Magazin für Führungskräfte, S.48-51 2014.


  • Member of the Scientific Society for product development WiGeP – Berliner Kreis & WGMK e.V.
  • Member of Advisory Board of the International DESIGN SOCIETY and Head of the Special Interest Group „Decision Making“
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of: International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), International Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing (CIRP-CAT), International Design Conference (DESIGN).
  • Chairman of the VDI-Committee „Wissensbasiertes Konstruieren“
  • Reviewer for the journal „Research in Engineering Design“
  • Honorary Member of Technology Network Alliance (TechNet Alliance)
  • Member of the technical committee of the conference „Plastics and Simulation“
  • Member of the VDI/GGT-Technical Committee Geronto Technology - FA70