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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Industrial Engineering and Automation


Our research focus on ‘Industrial Engineering & Automation (IEA)’ constitutes the core of the Strategic Research Agenda of our faculty. Our team of lecturers and researchers deals with the topics of product development, manufacturing and assembly processes, design and management of production systems as well as mechanical and mechatronic design, automation and digitisation techniques in the context of Smart Factory / Industry 4.0, with a focus on the specific requirements of small and medium manufacturing, construction and agricultural businesses.

Covered topics

Industrial Engineering Design (IED)

  • Product Development and Innovation Management
  • Functional Mechanical Design of Machines
  • Numerical Models for Materials Strength Prediction
  • Advanced Finite Element Simulation

Industrial Manufacturing & Automation (IMA)

  • High-performance Automation
  • Advanced Robotic Systems
  • Manufacturing Processing of Metal Alloys
  • Metallurgy and Welding

Industrial Production & Management (IPM)

  • Industry 4.0
  • Strategy and Business Models
  • Lean and Reconfigurable Assembly Systems
  • Planning, Control and Automation of Construction Processes



Dominik Matt


Mini Factory Lab

Laboratory for Industrial and Agroforestry Technologies

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