Thomas Bergs

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Thomas Bergs (born December 21, 1967 in Neuss ) is a German engineer and university professor . Since June 2018, Bergs has held the chair for manufacturing technology at the WZL machine tool laboratory at RWTH Aachen University and head of the process technology department at Fraunhofer IPT . As the successor to Fritz Klocke , he is also a member of the directorate of both production engineering institutes.


After obtaining the general university entrance qualification at the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium Neuss and his military service with the mountain hunter battalion in Bischofswiesen , he completed his basic studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Duisburg GH.

Bergs switched to the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH) for his main course. There he deepened his studies in the field of construction technology . In 1995 he obtained his degree in engineering . He wrote his thesis at the Engineering Research Center for Netshape Manufacturing in Columbus (Ohio) . In November 2001, followed by promotion to Doctor of Engineering at RWTH Aachen. Bergs received the Borchers plaque for his doctorate . He also completed an Executive Master of Business Administration at RWTH Aachen University in 2011 while working .

From 1995 to 2000, Thomas Bergs was a research assistant in the process technology department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen. In 2000 he became head of the laser technology group and the Aachen tool and mold making division . From January 2001 to May 2018, he also held the position of managing chief engineer at the Fraunhofer IPT. Since June 2005, Bergs has also been the managing partner of Aixtooling GmbH in Aachen, which is active in the field of tool construction for precision molding.

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