Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein

  • Director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
  • President of the VDI
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport – BMDV
  • Scientific Director of the NRW Competence Network Automated and Connected Mobility
  • Speaker of the Profile Area Mobility and Transport Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
  • Overall coordinator of the BMBF-funded project UNICARagil

Academic education

2000 Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Stuttgart University
1995 Artur-Fischer-Award from Stuttgart University
1995 Mechanical Engineering at Stuttgart University, Dipl.-Ing. Automotive Engineering
1993 Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation
1969 born in Grünstadt, Germany

Professional career

01/2023 – today President of the VDI Association of German Engineers e.V.
06/2021 – today Appointment to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
2010 – today Director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering ika
2005 – 2009 General Manager HMI and Human Factors, BMW AG
2003 – 2004 Project Director Integrated Safety, DaimlerChrysler AG
2001 – 2004 Manager Active Safety, Driver Assistance Systems, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car Development, DaimlerChrysler AG
1999 – 2001 Vehicle Dynamics Test Engineer, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car Development
1995 – 1999 Research Assistant, Vehicle Research Division of Daimler-Benz AG

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