Executive board

Our academic team from TU Dortmund University

Prof. Steffen Strese

DLab Chairman
Professor for Innovation Management
(Business and Economics)

Prof. Jian-Jia Chen 

DLab Board Member Professor for Design Automation for Embedded Systems 
(Computer Science)

Prof. Philipp Doebler

DLab Board Member
Professor for Statistical Methods in Social Science
(Statistics)


Prof. Tessa Flatten

DLab Board Member
Professor for Technology Management
(Business and Economics)


Prof. Falk Howar

DLab Board Member
Professor for Software Engineering
(Computer Science)

Prof. Christian Janiesch 

DLab Board Member

Professor for Enterprise Computing
(Computer Science)

Prof. Liudvika Leišytė

DLab Board Member

Professor for University Didactics and Research 
(ZHB)

Prof. Boris Otto

DLab Board Member
Professor for Industrial Information Management and Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering

(Mechanical Engineering) 


Prof. Gerhard Schembecker

DLab Board Member
Professor for Plant and Process Design
(Biochemical and Chemical Engineering)

Prof. Stefan Tappertzhofen

DLab Board Member
Professor for Micro- and Nanoelectronics
(Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)


Prof. Manuel Wiesche

DLab Board Member
Professor for Digital Transformation
(Business and Economics)


Dr. Ronald Kriedel

DLab Board Member
Managing Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Transfer (CET)


Management team

Our management team, running the DLab

Jöran Heikaus

Program Head

David Schuch

DLab Supporter


Dominik Schmelter

DLab Supporter

Theresa Mentzel

DLab Supporter

Advisory board

Our industry partners, feeding our community with latest insights

Bastian Bullmann

Investor @ Atlantic Labs

Dr. Bardo Droege

Investor @ 468 Capital

Dr. Nils Eiteneyer

Co-Founder @ XDeck
Managing Director New Ventures @ Fond OF

Irene Klemm

Founder @ Edurino

Christopher Leifeld

Co-Founder @ Thinksurance

Adrienne von Recum

Geschäftsführerin @ TÜV NORD Bildung

Dr. Raphael Rettig 

Partner @ McKinsey

Dr. Christian Sprinkmeyer

Chief Digital Officer @ tonies® - Boxine

Dr. Malte Waldeck

Founder @ Oska Health


Peter Waleczek

Founder & Managing Partner @ Flex Capital


Erik Wirsing

Vice President Global Innovation @ Schenker 


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