Koblenz University of Applied Sciences welcomes two new professors to the RheinMoselCampus
KOBLENZ. Reinforcement for the engineering and social sciences departments at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences: At the beginning of the summer semester, Dr. Henry Arenbeck and Dr. Jürgen Bauknecht, two experts, a new professorship at the RheinMoselCampus in Koblenz. While Henry Arenbeck supports the engineering department as a professor in the field of measurement and control technology, Jürgen Bauknecht will work in the social sciences department as a professor of social policy.
After completing his diploma and master’s degree at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Arizona, USA, Henry Arenbeck worked at the Institute for Automatic Control at RWTH Aachen University. First he worked as a research assistant, later as a group leader, until he finally did his doctorate with distinction and received the Borchers badge. From 2013 to 2015 he worked as an innovation manager at KUKA AG with a focus on medicine. For the past six years, Arenbeck headed research and development as an authorized signatory at Boll Automation GmbH and later also at Automation W + R GmbH, two companies specializing in robot technology and industrial optical test and measurement technology. In these functions he developed, among other things, collaborative robot and test systems that work together with humans and support, for example, the processing of workpieces, quality assurance or medical diagnostics.
With the start of the summer semester in March, Henry Arenbeck will support the engineering department in the field of mechanical engineering as professor for measurement and control technology. The father of the family, who finds relaxation in sports and photography, is looking forward to the new challenge and wants to concentrate primarily on the control and regulation of robot systems and collaborative robot systems in his professorship. However, assistance systems in the healthcare sector, which support, for example, nursing, are also part of his research focus. “I am looking forward to an intensive collaboration with the students and colleagues. I want to inspire students and make them curious about the diverse potentials of modern measurement and control technology – both in terms of technical innovation and professional development, ”emphasizes Henry Arenbeck.
Jürgen Bauknecht studied political science and sociology at the University of Stuttgart until 2007 and then worked there for several years as a research assistant at the Institute for Social Sciences – in the Department of Political Systems and Political Sociology – where he also received his doctorate. In 2013 he moved to the Institute for Gerontology at the Technical University of Dortmund, where Bauknecht was the coordinator of the research area “Work, Economy and Technology”. Since 2017 he has been teaching as a professor for social policy and socio-economic framework conditions at the Fliedner University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. In the summer semester he will take over a professorship for social policy at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and will focus his research on social policy and quantitative research methods in particular.
Bauknecht, who lives in Düsseldorf with his wife and two small daughters, is particularly good at switching off in his free time with long-distance running. He is eagerly awaiting his new assignment in Koblenz: “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues and students, of whom I have already been able to gain a positive impression. In addition to the content-related aspects of my teaching areas, it is also important to encourage the students to be able to distinguish between true and false and important and unimportant – and to want to. “
The Koblenz University is called Dr. Arenbeck and Dr. Bauknecht as professors warmly welcome and wish them a good start.
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