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Michael Weyrich

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c.

Head of institute
Institute of Industrial Automation and Software Engineering


+49 711 685 67301
+49 711 685 67302

Pfaffenwaldring 47
70550 Stuttgart
Room: 2.116

  • Lecturer Module Automatisierungstechnik I
  • Lecturer Module Automatisierungstechnik II
  • Lecturer Module Grundlagen der Softwaresysteme
  • Lecturer Module Technologien und Methoden der Softwaresysteme I
  • Lecturer Module Technologien und Methoden der Softwaresysteme II
  • Lecturer Module Industrial Automation Systems
  • Lecturer Module Praktische Übungen im Labor Automatisierungstechnik
  • Lecturer Module Fachpraktikum Softwaretechnik
  • Lecturer Module Fachpraktikum Einführung in die Programmierung von Mikrocontrollern
  • Lecturer Module Grundlagenpraktikum
  • Lecturer Module Laboratory Course Industrial Automation

Prof. Weyrich studied electrical engineering, specialising at the University of Applied Science Saarbrücken, University of Westminster (London, U.K.) and at the Ruhr-University Bochum, focussing on automation technology.
Thereafter, he worked as a Research Assistant with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Drews of the European Centre of Mechatronics and was awarded a doctoral degree in 1999 from the RWTH Aachen.

Prof. Weyrich worked with Daimler AG for eight years, where he assumed the leadership of the “End-to-End Process Flexible Manufacturing” project and later had a technical management function in the “CAx Process Chain – Production” of the Information Technology Management division. From 2004 onward, he was the head of “IT for Engineering” at DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology Bangalore (India).
After his return to Germany, he joined Siemens AG as department leader with direct report to the Business Unit Head of Motion Control in Erlangen for 2 years, focussing on innovative technologies.

In 2009, he was appointed as Professor for the Chair of Automation in Manufacturing at the University of Siegen and as Director of the Automotive Centre Südwestfalen.
Prof. Weyrich assumed the role of Director of the Institute of Industrial Automation and Software Engineering at the University of Stuttgart in 2013.

He is very interested in research in cyber physical systems for industrial application. He has published over 100 papers and is very active in research and is a member of the Board of the German Engineering foundation VDI/VDE GMA. Additionally, he is an appointed reviewer for the European Commission, the German Research Foundation, DFG and a number of other institutions.


  • Accredited Expert with the DFG, European Commission, DAAD, AiF, project executing organisation of the BMWi und BMBF
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft für Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (GMA)
  • Chairman of the VDI/VDE professional committee 7.25 “Testen vernetzter Systeme für die Industrie 4.0”
  • Chair of the Subcommittee on Internet and Information Technologies in Factory Automation of the IEEE-IES TC on Factory Automation
  • Member of the IEEE-IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents
  • Advisor for the Journal “Automatisierungstechnische Praxis” (atp edition)
    Member of the Programme Committee of the following Conferences:
    • IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory
    • VDI/VDE Automation scientific forum
    • VDI/VDE scientific forum “Industrie 4.0”
    • Mates – Multiagent System Technologies, in cooperation with the SIG on Distributed Artificial Intelligence of the German Computer Society GI
    • as well as numerous other international conferences and journals


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