Michael ten Hompel
Michael ten Hompel: logistics research guru
Prof. Dr. Michael ten Hompel is one of the leading researchers in the field of logistics and is highly respected the world over. The Fraunhofer researcher is considered the inventor of shuttle technology in intralogistics; he defined the content focus for the work of Europe's leading logistics research cluster, the "EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr", and put this focus into practice. He is also the pioneer of the Internet of Things in Germany. Michael ten Hompel can claim to have raised the societal status of logistics to a new level. He was inducted into the Logistics Hall of Fame in 2012 for his commitment and efforts in the service of logistics.
|Field||science, research, intralogistics, information technology|
|Born||November 19, 1958 in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany|
|Current position||Holder of the Chair for Storage and Conveying Systems at the TU Dortmund University of Technology, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Germany|
|Induction into the Logistics Hall of Fame||2012, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Berlin, Germany|
|Congratulatory speaker||Prof. Dr. Raimund Klinkner, Chairman of the Board of Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V., Bremen, Germany|
Born on Nov 19, 1958 in Bergisch-Gladbach
Up to 1985 Student of Technical Informatics at the RWTH University of Aachen, awarded a degree in Engineering
1982 to 1986 Works for the Seiger engineering firm in Aachen
1986 to 1987 Lecturer at the University of Dortmund, Department for Conveying and Storage Systems
1987 to 1989 Scientific officer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport Technology and Goods Distribution, Dortmund
1991 Completes a PhD at the University of Witten/Herdecke under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Grönemeyer; dissertation topic: "A contribution to improved non-invasive continuous tonometric blood pressure measurement in humans"
1989 to 1991 Managing Director of IGS GmbH (Dortmund branch of IGS GmbH & Co. KG, Aachen)
1988 to 2000 Founder and Managing Partner of GamBit GmbH (today: Vanderlande Industries Logistics Software GmbH)
2012 Induction into the Logistics Hall of Fame
- Prof. Dr. Michael ten Hompel is one of the leading researchers in the logistics field and enjoys an international reputation. Numerous innovations can be directly attributed to his research.
- The Fraunhofer Professor and holder of a PhD in Electrical Engineering is seen as the inventor of shuttle technology in intralogistics, which he developed further into cellular conveying technology by transferring "swarm intelligence" to the field of intralogistics.
- ten Hompel is also a pioneer of the Internet of Things in Germany. He achieved a veritable quantum leap with the "EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr", creating the biggest European research project in the logistics field: 120 companies and eleven research institutions are working together for the first time on handling the logistics of tomorrow's world using 75 percent of the resources used today. Although all the experts said at the time that the project was doomed to fail, it has achieved unrivalled success by winning the "Leading-Edge Cluster Competition" of the German government and is meanwhile considered to be the largest logistics research project anywhere in Europe.
- ten Hompel also set benchmarks in the area of training and basic scientific research. He built up the biggest basic research centre for logistics with six endowment chairs. The Logistics Campus is an interdisciplinary research centre at the TU Dortmund University of Technology and is run in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IML. It is already being called "Germany's best address for logistics researchers and an internationally visible symbol of interdisciplinary basic research and teaching" (NRW Science Minister Svenja Schulze). The Logistics Campus will further enhance the international status of Germany as a location for logistics research.
- The main research fields of the future researcher include information technology using cloud computing, green logistics, sustainability concepts, warehouse management and intralogistics.
- In 2011, he is the first logistics scientist to be accepted into acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering