Alexander W. Verl :
Alexander W. Verl
Head of Institute
University of Stuttgart - ISW
Alexander W. Verl was born in Frunse, USSR, in 1966 and moved back to Germany with his German parents in 1976. He received the Dipl.Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-N¨urnberg, Erlangen, Germany, in 1991, and the Dr. Ing. degree in control engineering from the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, in 1997. He has been a Full Professor since 2005, and the Head of the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units at the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.
From 1997 to 2005, he was the Founder and Managing Director of AMATEC Robotics GmbH (part of KUKA Roboter GmbH since 2005). Prof. Verl received the Diesel Gold Medal from the German Institute of Inventions in 2014, the Julius von Haast Fellowship Award from the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2012, the Honorary doctoral degree (Dr. h.c.) of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2012, the Honorary Professor of The University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2012, the Invention and Entrepreneurship Award of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the International Federation of Robotics in 2010, and the Dr. h.c. of the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania, in 2009.