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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured full professors | Production Systems, Industry 4.0

Dominik Matt

Short bio

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dominik Matt holds the Chair for Production Systems and Technologies and heads the research department "Industrial Engineering & Automation (IEA)" at the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Moreover, Prof. Matt is the Director of the Research Center Fraunhofer Italia in Bolzano. He has authored more than 250 scientific and technical papers in journals and conference proceedings and is member of numerous national and international scientific organizations and commitees (e.g.: AITeM - Associazione Italiana di Tecnologia Meccanica | WGAB - Academic Society for Work and Industrial Organization). Since 2020 Prof. Matt is also member of the renowned German National Academy of Science and Engineering "acatech" (


Innovation oriented Business Management in Industrial Companies

43030 · ING-IND/16 · L-9 Industrial and Mechanical Engineering - 2016 · DE

Production Systems and Industrial Logistics

42108 · ING-IND/16 · L-9 Industrial and Mechanical Engineering - 2016 · DE

Main Research Areas

Prof. Matt's research focuses on the areas of Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory, the application of Artificial Intelligence in industrial production, Lean Production, as well as the planning and optimization of assembly systems and internal logistics.
The third-party funding coordinated by Prof. Matt at UniBZ & Fraunhofer Italia amounts to > 2 Mio.€/a.


Prof. Matt coordinates as Principal Investigator the first Horizon2020 research project with Free University of Bozen-Bolzano as Lead Partner:

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Project “Industry 4.0 for SMEs - Smart Manufacturing and Logistics for SMEs in an X-to-order and Mass Customization Environment (project acronym: SME 4.0)”. Principal Investigator: Prof Matt. Total project volume: € 954.000. Partners: Technicka Universiza v Kosiciach (SK), Montanuniversität Leoben (AT), Elcom (SK), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US), Worchester Polytechnic Institute (US), Chiang Mai University (TH), SACS Engineering College (IN)


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