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Dr. Johannes STAEVES Head, Cluster Lightweight Body Construction, BMW Group, Munich


 Studies of mechanical engineering, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
 Doctor's degree at the institute for production technologies and forming machines at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
 Head of the the department for metals and coatings, at the BMW Group.
 Project manager hybrid lightweight construction.
 Cluster manager lightweight design body and trim.


Verein Deutscher Ingenieure
Deutscher Verband für Materialforschung- und prüfung


Since 2004 lectures on materials in automotive application at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Aluminium as a strategic element in BMW's multi material mix.
Challenges and opportunities for additive manufacturing applied to body and trim.