School of Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering

Prof. Dr. Ing. Axel Schumacher

Leader of the chair

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering

Chair for Optimization of Mechanical Structures

Campus Grifflenberg

Gaußstr. 20

42119 Wuppertal

Room W/12/030

Phone: +49 (0) 202-439-2386

Fax: +49 (0) 202-439-5189

Email: schumacher{At}

Office hours

During lecture time:

thursdays 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m in room W.12.106 and

by appointment.

During lecture-free time:

by appointment.


Curriculum Vitae

In 1980-1983 Education as Machine Fitter at Deutsche Bahn

In 1983-1987 Basic studies of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Duisburg

In 1987-1990 Main studies of Mechanical Engineering at Aachen RWTH

In 1990-1998 Research Assistant at the Institute of Structural Mechanics & Control, University of Siegen,

in that time: Dissertation (1995): Topology optimization of structures using hole positioning criteria

In 1999-2002 Project Engineer and Project Leader for Optimization at Adam Opel AG (General Motors),

in that time: Teaching positions at the University of Siegen and the Technical University of Darmstadt

In 2003-2012 Professor at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Department of Automotive & Aircraft Engineering,

in that time: The first edition of the book "Optimierung mechanischer Strukturen" (2005)

Since 2013 Professor at the University of Wuppertal

Main Research

Lightweight design

Crash simulation

Structural optimization (shape optimization, topology optimization)


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