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Scientific Career

The research activities of Professor Zäh (b. 1963) focus on machine tools and generative production methods, production technology and cognition for engineering systems.  Professor Zäh graduated in mechanical engineering from TUM, where he also earned his doctorate degree in 1993 under the supervision of Professor Milberg, at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (IWB). From 1994 to 1995, he was Chief Engineer and Department Head for Machine Tools and Production Technology under the direction of Professor Reinhart. In 1996, he switched over to the private sector, working for a manufacturer of machine tools used for gear wheel machining, where he held various management positions. In 2002, Professor Zäh accepted the Chair of Machine Tools and Production Technology at TUM and has held the position of Director of the IWB since then.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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