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Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Michael Weigand

Following his studies of mechanical engineering at the Technical University in Darmstadt (from 1979 to 1985) Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Weigand worked for five years as Scientific Employee at the Division Machine Design and Mechanics of the Technical University Darmstadt. His scientific work focused on Keyed Shaft-Hub-Connections and 1991 he was awarded the degree Dr.-Ing. based on his dissertation „Stress and strain in keyed shaft-hub-connections under rotating bending load“.

Afterwards he worked five years as engineer for design and development for the company P.I.V. Antrieb W. Reimers GmbH in Bad Homburg v.d.H. (Germany). Main task was the reengineering of a series of bevel-helical gearboxes for industrial applications.

From 1993 to 1995 Prof. Weigand was head of the working group „Shaft-Hub-Connections“ of the research foundation Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik (FVA).

1996 he moved to Wetter/Ruhr as Managing Director Engineering of Taprogge Ges.m.b.H., world´s leading supplier of condensor tube cleaning systems and cooling water filters for power stations and seawater desalination plants.

From 2002 to 2007 Prof. Weigand was Technical Director Products of ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH in Kassel-Calden (Germany), a subsidiary of ZF AG in Friedrichshafen. In this function he was responsible for all civil aviation applications of ZF, which comprises mainly transmissions for helicopters and test stands for helicopter transmissions and helicopter rotor blades. In the frame of European Resarch Programmes the division Products worked under his leadership among others with the helicopter manufacturers Eurocopter and Agusta on a new drive train concept for aircrafts with tiltable wings and transmissions with minimized sound-emission.

Since January 1st, 2008 Prof. Weigand is professor for machine design and is head of the research division machine design and rehabilitation engineering.

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