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


    Dér, A., Kaluza, A., Reimer, L., Herrmann, C. , & Thiede, S. (2022). Integration of Energy Oriented Manufacturing Simulation into the Life Cycle Evaluation of Lightweight Body Parts. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40684-021-00412-w
    Wiese, M., Dér, A., Leiden, A., Abraham, T., Herrmann, C. , & Thiede, S. (2021). Dynamic modeling of additive manufacturing process chains for end-use part manufacturing. Procedia CIRP, 104, 500-505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2021.11.084
    Leiden, A. , Thiede, S., & Herrmann, C. (2021). Synergetic Modelling of Energy and Resource Efficiency as well as Occupational Safety and Health Risks of Plating Process Chains. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40684-021-00402-y
    Plank, M. , Thiede, S., & Herrmann, C. (2021). Versatile IT-system architecture for smart manufacturing solutions: the example for green manufacturing. International journal of computer integrated manufacturing, 34(10), 1067-1085. https://doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2021.1963478
    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
    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, 117(7-8), 2297-2307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-07084-5
    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

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