Professor in Retirement:

Research Profile

  • Kinematics and dynamics of complex multi-body systems

  • Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems

  • Applications: vehicle dynamics, robotics, aeronautics and space systems, General Machinery



1955 - 1958  Completed apprenticeship as a mechanic in the

                     Maschinenfabrik GmbH Holder in Grunbach in Stuttgart

1961 - 1967  Studies of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

                     University of Stuttgart

1974            PhD, Institute A of Mechanics (Prof. Sagirow)

                     University of Stuttgart

1980            Habilitation, Chair of Mechanics, University of Stuttgart

Career Highlights

1968 - 1974  Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mechanics, 

                      University of Stuttgart (Prof. Eppler)

1974 - 1985  Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mechanics, 

                      University of Stuttgart

1985 - 1987  Professor of Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart

1986 - 2004  permanent and visiting professor lecture at the

                      ETH Zurich in the field of mechatronics

1987 - 1991  Professor of Mechanical Dynamics at the

                      Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg

1991 - 2004  Professor and Head of Chair of Mechatronics at the

                      Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg

1991             Francqui Chaire Internationale, Université de Liège,


1991 - 2000   Director of the Institute of Mechatronics GmbH,

                      Moers IMechE

1996 - 2001   Speaker of the SFB 291 "Elastic Handling systems for

                      heavy loads in complex Operational areas "at the

                      Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg

Research Stays

1983              Guest lecturer at universities in Shanghai and Hefei, PRC

1986              Regular researcher at the University of

                      Arizona, Tucson, USA

1995              Research stay at the University of Kobe (Masuda
                       Foundation, Japan)            

Memberships in scientific societies


  • Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Technical Committee IFToMM Mechatronics
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the ARK
  • Member of GAMM
  • Member of the VDI
  • Member of the Euromech
  • Member of the ASIM


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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Manfred Hiller i.R.

Room: MD 223b

Tel: +49 (0)203 379-3337

Fax: +49 (0)203 379-4143