Technical University Cluj-Napoca confers honorary title on Fraunhofer scientist
May 13, 2016
On May 6, 2016, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTC-N) in Romania conferred an honorary professorship on Prof. Wilhelm Bauer, director of Fraunhofer IAO. Romania’s second-largest technical university awarded the honor in recognition of Bauer’s outstanding scientific achievements and his commitment to the collaboration with UTC-N.
The title of honorary professor was awarded to Prof. Wilhelm Bauer by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in a ceremony held on Friday May 6, 2016. As director of Fraunhofer IAO and of the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management IAT at the University of Stuttgart, Bauer received the honor for his outstanding scientific achievements and in recognition of his commitment to the collaboration with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, in particular with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Fraunhofer IAO has been working together with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in the Global Digital Production innovation network and opened a network office at the Romanian university on July 1, 2014. The aim is to bring the latest developments in industrial production – being advanced in Germany under the term Industry 4.0 – to Transylvania, adapted to the regional conditions. Many German companies have manufacturing operations in the region and work closely together with local suppliers and business partners.
As institute director, Professor Bauer leads a research organization with around 600 employees. He is responsible for research and implementation projects in the areas of innovation research, technology management, living and working in the future, smarter cities and mobility innovations. As a member of numerous committees, Professor Bauer is an advisor to policymakers and the business community. He has authored more than 300 scientific and technical publications and is an associate lecturer at the Universities of Stuttgart and Hannover. Professor Bauer has been honored with the “Übermorgenmacher” distinction for innovations by the German state of Baden-Württemberg.