Manufacturing – Innovative Manufacturing

The professorship for manufacturing technology – which takes the form of a shared professorship with the Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH – covers a wide spectrum of manufacturing processes, both in regard to research and in regard to teaching. In doing so, research work focuses primarily on forming technology and the integration of additional manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing. In terms of research and teaching, the key specialisations of this group are light construction and the conservation of resources, the adaptation of process- and material-induced product properties, components and processes for electric mobility, Industry 4.0, and networked and digitalised processes. These fields are researched from a manufacturing technology point of view and furthered through cooperations with other disciplines.

What’s more, one of the key activities carried out by this professorship is the transfer of this knowledge into regional, national and international industry. In addition, the professorship represents Leuphana University and the Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH national and international committees for manufacturing technology, such as the AGU (German Metal Forming Association) or CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering).

Bachelor / Master Thesis (german)


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Noomane Ben Khalifa
  • Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Thiery
  • Jonas Lehmann, M.Sc.
  • Moritz Kruse, M.Sc.
  • Steffen Strotzer
  • Thomas Wagner
  • Christine Heinzel, M.Sc.
  • Fabian Esterl, M.Sc.
  • Leo Hendriok, M.Sc.
  • Paul Zeise, M.Sc.