Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • “Without TUM, our company would not exist.”

    Founder Lukas Wiesmeier, Karl Schulz und Bilal Tariq

    “Without TUM, our company would not exist.”

  • ″I am grateful for my life″

    TUM Honorary Senator Robert Schmucker

    ″I am grateful for my life″

    Robert Schmucker is one of the very few rocket experts in the world who has worked with so many different types of rockets. Precisely this wide range is what is important to him. Professionally, he has always been demanding, but privately in contrast, he is rather modest. This makes his commitment all the greater.

  • “I want to develop solutions with people”

    Consultant and Mentor Kai-Olaf Dammenhain

    “I want to develop solutions with people”

    To achieve what he wants, TUM Alumnus Kai-Olaf Dammenhain is emphasizing self-initiative. For years the management consultant has been passing on his recipe for success as a TUM mentor. For his commitment he was honored with the golden TUM pin.

  • “We are a space taxi service”

    Entrepreneur Daniel Metzler

    “We are a space taxi service”

    TUM Alumni Daniel Metzler is making space more accessible. He has developed a small rocket that allows small satellites to be transported into orbit at low cost.

  • “We are automating Artificial Intelligence!”

    Entrepreneur Adam Probst

    “We are automating Artificial Intelligence!”

    TUM Alumni Adam Probst wants to take the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence to the next level. To this end, he developed a tool that helps companies utilize Artificial Intelligence even more efficiently.

  • “Space is my passion”

    Aerospace Engineer Maria Grulich

    “Space is my passion”

    TUM Alumna Maria Grulich has only recently completed her studies but has already worked for the most important space agencies. With an international crew, she recently carried out a simulated Mars mission.

  • “My family has always been my counterbalance“

    Chairman of the BMW Supervisory Board Norbert Reithofer

    “My family has always been my counterbalance“

    TUM Alumni Norbert Reithofer joined BMW after his doctorate at TUM in a management position and learnt to be a manager 'on the job'. The current Chairman of the Supervisory Board has a clear idea of what makes managers and companies successful.

  • “Some things work before you know why”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Joachim Heinzl

    “Some things work before you know why”

    Joachim Heinzl originally wanted to become an architect. But he decided to study Mechanical Engineering at TUM. His groundbreaking research led to the worldwide introduction of inkjet printers.

  • “Continuous learning will always be in demand”

    Mechanical Engineer Claus von Heydebreck

    “Continuous learning will always be in demand”

    After completing his studies at TUM, Claus von Heydebreck worked successfully for major international corporations. Today, the top manager teaches his TUM Mentees the key skills required for this, working from Brazil.

  • “We were a fun bunch”

    IKOM founders Barbara und Thomas Peither

    “We were a fun bunch”

  • “The time we spent together at TUM made us strong”

    Researchers Yasmine and Heba Aguib

    “The time we spent together at TUM made us strong”

    There are many stories one can tell about the sisters Yasmine and Heba Aguib, for example, how interdisciplinary works, but also how to live out cultural exchange and bring it into international research projects in a beneficial manner.

  • “We wanted to revolutionize homebrewing”

    Founders Ping Lu, Dominik Guber and Wolfgang Westermeier

    “We wanted to revolutionize homebrewing”

    Because they did not like the beers on sale in the supermarkets, three TUM alumni simply decided to brew their own. This hobby turned into a multi million start-up, which today makes homebrewing possible for customers in Germany, Asia and the USA.

  • “Work hard and pursue your passion”

    TUM Ambassador Amaresh Chakrabarti

    “Work hard and pursue your passion”

    In his native India, Amaresh Chakrabarti grew up in modest circumstances. Today he is one of the pioneers in the field of design research in his country. The TUM Ambassador's recipe for success is a continuous international exchange.

  • “At TUM, I learned what German engineering really means”

    Alumni Donor Daniel Tomic

    “At TUM, I learned what German engineering really means”

    In the year of the global economic crisis, Daniel Tomic completed his doctorate at TUM. As his father's company found itself at a turning point at that time, he joined the company as Managing Director, which had not been part of his plans until then. Since then, the company has grown at a double-digit rate every year.

  • “You can’t gain this kind of experience through reading”

    Mentoring tandem Heinz Voggenreiter and Tim Wittmann

    “You can’t gain this kind of experience through reading”

  • ″I always come up with something new again.″

    BR’s Production and Technical Director Birgit Spanner-Ulmer

    ″I always come up with something new again.″

    Birgit Spanner-Ulmer aims to make the world ″easier“ bit by bit. Since earning her PhD at TUM, she has been dedicating herself to the optimization of products and processes – in the industry, in science and since 2012, in public service broadcasting.

  • „Studying at TUM must be great!“

    Four TUM Alumni in one family

    „Studying at TUM must be great!“

    The entire range of TUM: four TUM Alumni in one family, three generations and each one has studied a different subject. Once a year the family gathers around Professor Josef Rampl, who has celebrated his 100th birthday in May 2017.

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