Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Müller

Scientific Career


Scientific career

Since 10/2018 I am professor (W2) for manufacturing processes in mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Hof. In January 2021 I was elected to the office of Dean for the Faculty of Engineering.. The StartUpLab<script type="text/javascript">document.<span class="h">LÖSCHEN.</span>write('&#64;');</script>FH project, which will start in April 2020, and the MakerSpace of Hof University of Applied Sciences, which is currently being set up for this purpose, I am managing together with my colleague Prof. Michael Seidel (Faculty of Economics) and in close cooperation with the EINSTEIN1.

Prior to that, I was a postdoc and later a member of the institute management at the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology (IWF), Chair of Production Technologies and Process Automation, Technische Universität Braunschweig. At the same time I was actively involved in the Public Private Partnership Open Hybrid LabFactory Wolfsburg together with the companies ENGEL, VW, Siempelkamp, BASF, IFF, KWD Automotive, Schmalz and many others. At the Leibniz University of Hanover I worked at the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Engineering as head of the departments Tailored Surfaces and Grinding Technology.

Scientific education

04/2014 Leibniz University Hannover, PhD; Topic: "Polishing of ceramic knee implants with compliant diamond tools"; Semester abroad at MEM Research Center, Institute of Surgical Technologies and Biomechanics, Medical Faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland; Studies at the University of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven (OOW), Study of Precision Engineering / Medical Technology.

◾Price from the Lower Saxony Metal Foundation 2014
◾First Prize Best Paper Award CIRP-BioM for: "Influence of stress on the degradation behavior of Mg LAE442 implant systems"
◾Best Posterpaper Award ASPE 2011; Conference of the American Society of Precision Engineering "Modeling the Polishing Process with Resilient Diamond Tools for Manufacturing of Complex Shaped Ceramic Implants
◾IFW Cooperation Award 2010


Prof. Dr. Anke Müller | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Anke Müller

Engineering Department
Industrial Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B 130
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4680
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4680
E-Mail: anke.muellerhof-university.LÖ

Office hours

Wednesday, from 08:30 to 09:30
and by appointment

Teaching area / Field

Manufactroring Technologies


Laboratory Head MakerSpace
Laboratory Head CNC Laboratory
Dean of Engineering Department
Laboratory Head Joining and Coating Laboratory
Laboratory Head Heat Treatment and Brazing Laboratory

Research and teaching areas


Supervised lectures

For more information, please register for the Moodle courses from October 1st, 2020!


Winter semester 2020/2021

  • Fertigungstechnik (VL, Ü, Labor)
  • Manufacturing Technology (Lecture, Excercises, Labwork)
  • Management von Innovations- und Forschungsprojekten (VL)


Summer semester 2021

  • Produktentwicklung (VL, Ü)
  • CAM, CNC- und Antriebstechnik (VL, Ü)
  • Ideation Week


Research areas and interests

  • Machining production technology, especially processes with an indefinite cutting edge
  • Manufacturing processes for material hybrid applications for "affordable lightweight construction"
  • Method development for the functionalization of components, especially of implants
  • Diversity in research, universities and teaching
  • Production of the future, Industry 4.0
  • Innovation management, MakerSpaces, FabLabs




Research Gate

Publications 2020:

Publications 2019:

  • Birk Wonnenberg, Anke Müller und Klaus Dröder: Comparison of Design Approaches to Generate Tools for a Forming Process with a Six Degree of Freedom Press, ESAFORM 2019, 22nd international Conference on Material Forming, 8.-10. May 2019, Spain
  • Fiebig, Sierk, Dr.; Müller, Anke; Dröder, Klaus; Yildirim, Deniz; Beuscher, Jan: 
    Method and device for the production of near net shape, three-dimensional preforms, preforms, published patent application DE 10 2019 109 136 A1, German Patent and Trademark Office;

Publications 2018:

  • Horn, Birte; Ries, Angela; Junior, Wiebke Sophie; Kühn, Markus; Müller, Anke; Arend, Christian; Lührs, Georg-Friedrich; Dröder, Klaus. Effect of untreated and alkaline-cleaned surfaces on the joint strength of plastic-metal-hybrids. ICCMME 2018, Singapore.
  • Müller, Sebastian; Müller, Anke; Rothe, Felix; Dilger, Klaus; Dröder, Klaus: An initial study of a lightweight die casting die using a modular desing apprach. International Journal of Metalcasting, pp 01-14, 2018.
  • Müller, Sebastian; Müller, Anke; Rothe, Felix; Dilger, Klaus; Dröder, Klaus: Lightweight Die Casting Tools - A Promising Option for Enhancing the high pressure die casting process. 73rd World Foundry Congress, 23.-27. September 2018, Krakau, Poland.
  • Beuscher, Jan; Schnurr, Raphael; Müller, Anke; Kühn, Markus; Dröder, Klaus: Process development for manufacturing intrinsic hybrid components using an in-mould infrared heating device. ECCM18, 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, 24.-28. June 2018, Athens.
  • Hürkamp, André; Gebken, Tobias; Müller, Anke; Dröder, Klaus: Multiscale simulation of short fibre reinforced plastics for hybrid composites. ECCM18, 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, 24.-28. June 2018, Athens.
  • Demes, Michael; Kühn, Markus; Gebken, Tobias; Dröder, Klaus: THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF POLYMER METAL HYBRIDS OF HOT STAMPED STEEL AND FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS. 4th Brazilian Conference on Composite Materials, Rio de Janeiro, 2018, S. 457-464, ISBN 978-85-85083-00-7


You can find the full list via Google Scholar.




Current advertisements for student reseach projects and jobs:

Student assistants wanted:

  • From now on: 1 student assistant in the research / organizational area (literature, documentation, research)
  • From now on: 1 student assistant in the StartUpLab project - support for the MakerSpace!

If you are interested, please send me an email as soon as possible!


Job advertisements:

Fa. Ecoroll - student research project or thesis 

Fa. Ecoroll - thesis in the field of QM

Fa. Blackriver - thesis in the field of CAD/CAM/CNC technology


With the opportunity to do a doctorate:

Leibniz Universität Hannover - scientific collaboration in manufacturing technology

TU Braunschweig - scientific collaboration in production, assembly and automation technology as well as life cycle engineering


If you are interested in a doctorate with an university degree (master's degree, diploma), you are welcome to make an appointment with me.



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