prof.dr.ing. S. Thiede (Sebastian)

Full Professor, Chair of Manufacturing Systems

About Me

I´m interested in the planning and operation of manufacturing systems. This includes the interaction of different processes over the process chain but also with other factory elements like technical building services. Besides technological developments, digital methods and tools play an important role. Thereby, obviously the technical and economic performance but also environmental and social perspectives need to be taken into account:

  • Smart manufacturing solutions based on Cyber Physical Production System (CPPS) framework (e.g. data acquisition strategies, machine learning and factory simulation, decision support and control)
  • Methods for factory planning and operation (e.g. layout planning, planning and control, quality management, lean management)
  • Innovative manufacturing systems/factory concepts (e.g. flexible production systems, scale up scenarios)
  • Sustainable manufacturing (e.g. energy and resource efficiency)
  • Human factors in manufacturing systems (e.g. occupational health and safety, ergonomics, workplace design)

Application areas range from mechanical/mechatronic products in general, batteries (see also https://www.utwente.nl/tcabt), surface technologies but also food industry.


    Industrial Plants
    Life Cycle
    Energy Efficiency
    Sustainable Development


    Filz, M-A., Langner, J. E. B., Herrmann, C. , & Thiede, S. (2021). Data-driven failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) to enhance maintenance planning. Computers in industry, 129, [103451]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2021.103451
    Dér, A., Dilger, N., Kaluza, A., Creighton, C., Kara, S., Varley, R., Herrmann, C. , & Thiede, S. (2021). Modelling and analysis of the energy intensity in polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor and carbon fibre manufacturing. Journal of cleaner production, 303, [127105]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127105
    Hürkamp, A., Gellrich, S., Dér, A., Herrmann, C., Dröder, K. , & Thiede, S. (2021). Machine learning and simulation-based surrogate modeling for improved process chain operation. International journal of advanced manufacturing technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-07084-5
    Wiese, M., Kwauka, A. , Thiede, S., & Herrmann, C. (2021). Economic assessment for additive manufacturing of automotive end-use parts through digital light processing (DLP). CIRP journal of manufacturing science and technology, 35, 268-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirpj.2021.06.020

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