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Research Group


The Smart Mechatronics Engineering research group is dedicated to advancing the field of mechatronics and manufacturing systems through cutting-edge research and development. Our focus is on the digital twin of mechatronic and manufacturing systems, which involves creating virtual representations of physical systems for the purpose of simulation, analysis, and control.

In addition to digital twin technology, we also study energy usage in the manufacturing industry and its impact on the environment. Through our research, we aim to identify and implement ways to reduce energy consumption in manufacturing processes while maintaining efficiency and productivity.

Another area of focus for our group is life cycle assessment and circular economy. We examine the environmental impact of products and manufacturing processes throughout their entire life cycle, from raw material extraction to disposal or recycling. Our goal is to promote sustainable manufacturing practices and circular economy models that minimize waste and conserve resources.

Our research group is composed of experts in various fields, including mechatronics, manufacturing, and sustainable engineering. We collaborate with leading industry partners and academic institutions to conduct research and develop new technologies that can be applied in real-world scenarios.

The Smart Mechatronics Engineering research group is committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field of mechatronics and manufacturing, and we are constantly seeking new ways to improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and promote sustainability.

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Feb 28, 2024 Our new article from Dominik and Peter has been published in the journal Sustainability. Have a look here
Feb 14, 2024 Peter is member of the International Program Committee of the 22nd International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics (REM 2024) in Jordan. We organized the conference 2019 in Wels.
Jan 1, 2024 We are starting our new research project “Circular economy of mechatronic systems - Design for Disassembly (DfD)”
Oct 24, 2023 Dominik and Simon attended the ENERMAN-General Assembly in Istanbul
Oct 1, 2023 We are starting our new research project “Towards Model-based Demand-Side Management in Manufacturing ToMoDSM”
Sep 20, 2023 We congratulate our former colleague Michael Ulbig for being shortlisted for the TÜV Austria Wissenschaftspreis đŸ„‚
Sep 11, 2023 Peter gave a keynote speech about “EcoMechatronics: Mechatronic Systems as Enablers for Circular Economy: Selected Scenarios” at MECHATRONICS 2023, 17th Mechatronics Forum International Conference
Jul 9, 2023 Simon presents our paper ‘Application of Life Cycle Assessment for more Sustainable Plastic Packaging - Challenges and Opportunities’ at the International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management
Jun 26, 2023 Peter and Dominik attended the third EnerMan General Assembly in Hanau, Germany
May 15, 2023 We published our latest journal paper Akasapu U., Hehenberger P. (2023): ‘A design process model for battery systems based on existing life cycle assessment results’ in the high-ranked Journal of Cleaner Production (Impact Factor 11.072)