Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. F. Zaeh is head of the iwb (Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management). He studied mechanical engineering at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen with internships at a tool and die shop, a machine tool builder and an automotive supplier. Suggested by Professor Dr. Joachim Milberg his Diploma thesis was awarded the student prize of the VDW, the German machine tool buildersŽ association.
In the year 2002 Michael Zaeh accepted the position of full professor for machine tools and manufacturing technology. Prof. Dr. Michael Zaeh is a member of acatech, the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, of the WGP (German Scientific Society for Production Technology), of the WLT (Scientific Society of Laser Technology) as well as of several other institutions. He also holds an associated membership at CIRP.