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The research focus of the Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) is the holistic investigation of optical measurement systems, which includes the design, realization, modelling, characterization and, finally, the application of novel measurement techniques. By applying a rigorous system-based analysis of the measurement systems, the limits of measurability and the respective uncertainty principles are investigated in order to determine and to surpass the limits of state-of-the-art approaches. Beyond pure measurement tasks, automation aspects and the application of quality controls is investigated as well. However, the core competence of BIMAQ is measurement system engineering, which is a key discipline for solving technical and overall social challenges.


Prof. Fischer receives ERC grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Prof. Fischer a Consolidator Grant for the investigation of a groundbreaking research approach. This will enable him to conduct research over a period of 5 years with an interdisciplinary research team to overcome current limits of optical geometry measurements and build the foundation for a new class of measurement instruments.

News report of the University of Bremen

Breaking new grounds - with a highly prestigious momentum research grant

The VW Stiftung supports appointees to their first professorship with a highly competitive program - the VW Momentum funding program. Momentum means the crucial moment or is the English designation of the physical quantity momentum. With this regard, the program is for scientiests in an early career stage after the beginning of their first professorship. The aim is to support a further content-based and strategic developement of the professorship. Prof. Fischer has succeeded with his research concept 'Smile - Laboratory for Laboratory for Sensitive Machining of Biological Materials' in a highly competitive, multi-stage evaluation procedure. With this approach the disciplines of measurement science and manufacturing engineering are no longer thought separately, but completely together. With a multisensory approach and a fusion of data and knowledge, the precise manufacturing of inhomogeneous materials with unknown material parameters will be enabled. By increasing the precision for the surgical treatmeant of bones or teeth, as well as the manufacture of future composite materials, an important contribution to our future society will be created.

Furthermore, the laboratory 'Smile' will also directly contribute to the support of young talents, because students can learn within their study program the underlying methods in the lab, thus enabling living demonstrations and action learning.

News report of the University of Bremen

Initiation of a DFG-funded Priority Program

The DFG will fund the research priority program SPP2433 with the title 'Measurement techniques on flying platforms' starting in 2024, and Prof. Fischer from the BIMAQ of the University of Bremen will coordinate this program. As one of six accepted programs in 2023 in Germany, we are very pleased and excited about this honor, about the task of the coordination, and the are looking forward to the expected highlight research results.

Further information is provided in the news report of the University of Bremen, and in the official call of the DFG.

Awarding of the Deutsche WindGuard Young Scientists Award 2022 for Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science

In compliance with all corona measures, the Young Scientist Promotion Award donated by Deutsche WindGuard GmbH for outstanding work at the Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) of the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen was also awarded for the sixth time for 2022 at BIMAQ for the promotion of young scientists.

In awarding the prize, particular emphasis was placed on progress for science, metrological system understanding and the relevance of the research results to measurement tasks of practical relevance. The award is associated with prize money of 250 euros per master thesis.

2022 the awards went to:

Master thesis: Sören Buhr, M. Sc.

"Charakterisierung eines Inside-Sensorsystems für Leichtbauzahnräder zur Erfassung von dynamischen Verformungen und Lastspitzen"

Master thesis: Alex Peer Intemann, M. Sc.

"Laserbasierte Schwingungs- und Deformationsmessungen an Windenergieanlagen


Campus Award for BIMAQ master thesis

With his master thesis "Laser-based vibration and deformation measurements on wind turbines", Alex Peer Intemann provided an important contribution for a sustainable energy generation from wind. For the first time, he enabled highly resolved measurements of the vibration-mechanic behaviour of the rotor blade of wind turbines during operation, without the necessity to stop the wind turbine, without preparation of the rotor blade, and contactless from a distance of up to 200 m. Congratulations from the BIMAQ team! (News report)

For those who want to learn more about his findings, have a look in the fresh open-access publication:

P. Helming, A. Intemann, K.-P. Webersinke, A. von Freyberg, M. Sorg, A. Fischer: Assessing the rotor blade deformation and tower-blade tip clearance of a 3.4 MW wind turbine with terrestrial laser scanning. Wind Energy Science 8:421-431, 2023. doi.org/10.5194/wes-8-421-2023


Wissenschaftliche:n Mitarbeiter:in (PostDoc) (w/m/d)

An der Universität Bremen ist im Bremer Institut für Messtechnik, Automatisierung und Qualitätswissenschaft (BIMAQ), Fachbereich 4, Produktionstechnik eine Position für eine/einen Wissenschaftliche:n Mitarbeiter:in (PostDoc) (w/m/d) Entgeltgruppe E13 TV-L,...
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