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Dr.-Ing. Detlef ZÜHLKE Director, Innovative Factory Systems Department - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI


1970-1976 Electrical Engineering RWTH Aachen
1976-1985 Researcher at WZL / RWTH Aachen
1983 PhD RWTH Aachen
1985-1991 Lufthansa AG / Vice President Aircraft Maintenance
since 1991 Professor for Production Automation / TU Kaiserslautern
 Since 2008 Research Director / DFKI GmbH
since 2005 Chairman of the Executive Board smartfactoryKL e.V.


VDI/VDE-GMA - The Association of German Engineers
IFAC - International Federation of Automatic Control- Secretariat
ACM - Association for Computing Machinery


Der intelligente Versager. Das Mensch-Technik-Dilemma, Primus 2005
Model-Driven Development of Advanced User Interfaces, Springer 2011
Nutzergerechte Entwicklung von Mensch-Maschine-Systemen, Springer 2012


Borchers Medal of Honour RWTH Aachen
VDI-GMA Medal of Honour
IFAC Outstanding Service Award
Doctor honoris causa from Lucian Blaga University Sibiu Romania