Fachhochschule Flensburg :: University of Applied Sciences Flensburg

Wind Energy Technology Institute

Kanzleistrasse 91-93
D-24943 Flensburg

Telefon: +49 (0)461 805 1241
Telefax: +49 (0)461 805 1300

URI: http://weti.fh-flensburg.de/
URI: http://www.fh-flensburg.de/


Foto vom Campus der Hochschule
Stifter des Instituts
M.Sc., M.Eng. Robert Rudolf



Tel: 0461 / 805 - 1360 oder 0461 / 481 61 - 141




Current Responsibilities at Flensburg U.A.S.


WETI Research Assistant and PhD. Student since April 2012

Research Focus: Innovative & Material-efficient Support Structures for Wind Turbines

Other Responsibilities:  Classroom / laboratory Instruction, project management 


Professional Work Experience

2009 - 01.2012

BorgWarner Morse TEC Japan KK

Sr. Engineer, Special Projects in Manufacturing and Operations - Asia Region


BorgWarner Morse TEC Powdered Metal Operations; Cortland, NY; USA

Production Supervisor


BorgWarner Thermal Systems; Fletcher, NC; USA

Manufacturing Engineer - Lean Projects & Cost Savings Implementation


BorgWarner Morse TEC - Engine Timing Components; Ithaca, NY; USA

Manufacturing Engineer

Summer 2005

Dell Computer - Worldwide Procurement Group; Austin, TX; USA

Masters Thesis: Design and implementation of traceability system for improved quality management of multiple-sourced sub-tier supplier network

Other Internships

Summer 2004:  BorgWarner Thermal Systems - Manufacturing Engineering; Markdorf, Germany

Summer 2003:  BorgWarner Emissions Systems - Product Engineering; Auburn Hills, MI; USA

Summer 2002:  BorgWarner Thermal Systems - Sales & Marketing; Markdorf, Germany

Summer 2001:  General Motors - Chassis Design; Warren, MI; USA


Education / Degrees


2011 - Current

Flensburg & Kiel U.A.S.; Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

MSc. Wind Engineering; Est. Graduation: Fall 2012

2005 - 2006

Tauber Institute for Global Operations; University of Michigan;  Ann Arbor, USA

M. Eng. in Manufacturing

2002 - 2005

University of Michigan College of Engineering;  Ann Arbor, USA

BSc. Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program

2000 - 2002

General Motors Technical Academy;  Auburn Hills, MI; USA

Technical Vocational School for Automotive Design




Dual National of Germany and the USA

Six-Sigma Black Belt trained by the U-M College of Engineering

Experienced with common quality tools (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA, SPC)

Software Knowledge: MiniTAB, WindPRO, Windfarmer, WasP, Unigraphics, and Abaqus

Has visited numerous factories and possesses internship or full-time experience in injection molding, metal stamping, powdered metal, heat treating, super-abrasive machining, aluminum turning, 3-axis machining, high speed/quality hand assembly, highly-automated assembly, and clean room operations

Knowledgeable and experienced in providing design-for-manufacturing input to
support lean product development

Interests: Long-distance triathlon, kitesurfing, travel