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Dr.-Ing. Prof. h. c. Frank Härtig

Education & Professional Experience

October 1980
Studies in mechanical engineering, Karlsruhe University (TH); degree: graduate engineer

March 1987
Development engineer, company Dr.-Ing. Höfler Messgerätebau (construction of measuring devices)

July 1989
Team leader measuring gear cutting tools, Carl Zeiss company

January 1990
Deputy director of the department "Software development", Carl Zeiss company

January 1992
External doctorate at the Institute for Tooling Machines and Industrial Engineering of the Karlsruhe University (TH), Promotion Dr.-Ing. (PhD Engineering), engineering activity on a self-employed basis

April 1995
Scientific employee in the department "Coordinate Measuring Machines", Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

April 1998
Lead of the software and electronic development, Werth Messtechnik Ltd.

since August 1999
Permanent position at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Scientific employee in the department "Coordinate Measuring Machines"

December 2002 - June 2003
Lead of the project "Gearing and Threads"

June 2003 - August 2008
Lead of the working group "Gearing and Threads"

August 2008 - March 2014   
Head of department "Coordinate Measuring Technology"

April 2014 - April2020
Head of division 1 "Mechanics und Acoustics"

since January 2016
Professorship honoris causa; Harbin Institute of Technology

January 2017 - November 2017
Head of department 1.5 "Liquid Flow"

since September 2018
President Elect of the International Measurement Confederation (Opens external link in new windowIMEKO)

since May 2020
Vice-President of Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Additional functions

since May 2020

  • Head of Conformity Assessment Center of PTB (KBS)
  • Deputy Chairman Administrative Council of Helmholtz-Fonds
  • Chairman of Rule Determination Committee (Regelermittlungsausschuss REA)
  • Chairman of Vollversammlung für das Mess- und Eichwesen
  • Alternate Delegate for the PTB at EURAMET

Memberships

December 2010 - March 2014
Presidency of the sector committee 5.6 "Dimensional Measurands" of the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS)

September 2010 - March 2014
Member of the Accreditation Committee of the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS)

January 2011 - March 2014
Member of the advisory board 5 "Metrology of the Advisory Council of Accreditation" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

March 2014 - January 2020
Chairman of the TraCIM association "Validation of software algorithms"

since February 2015
Member of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) des BIPM

since August 2017
Representative of the member organization of Germany within the International Measurement Confederation (Opens external link in new windowIMEKO)

Awards & Guest professorships

  • Certificate for Excellent Presentation: IMECO International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control in Production; Lecturer: Härtig F, co-authors: Kniel K., Wäldele F., Erlangen 2004
  • Technology Transfer Award of the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) Braunschweig 2005, Franke M., Härtig F, Schwenke H., Trapet E., Wäldele F.
  • Guest professorship at Beijing University of Technology 2010
  • Best Application Paper Award
    3D Micro Probing Systems for Gear Measurements with Nanometer-Scale Deviation; 3M Nano 2013; Suzhou China, Ferreira N, Metz D, Dietzel A, Büttgenbach S, Krah T, Kniel K, Härtig F
  • Professorship honoris causa; Harbin Institute of Technology, 2016
  • Guest professorship at Beijing University of Technology 2016 - 2018
  • Technology Transfer Award of the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) Braunschweig 2019, Härtig F., Lehrmann K., Meeß R., Wiedenhöfer T.