Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. h.c. Bernhard Karpuschewski,
After receiving the Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) and holding for 5 years the chief engineer position at the University of Hannover/Germany, Bernhard Karpuschewski worked for 1,5 years as associate professor at Keio University in Yokohama/Japan and then 4,5 years as full professor for Production Technology at the Technical University of Delft/The Netherlands.
Since 2005 he is full professor for cutting technology and managing director of the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Quality Management (IFQ) at the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg. He is Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and currently Chairman of the CIRP Editorial Committee. Furthermore he is member of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP).