Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Prof. E.h.Bodo Heimann

Prof. Dr. Bodo Heimann

Emeritus/Retired Professors
Institute of Mechatronic Systems


  • Mechatronic Systems with Application to Dynamics of Machinery
  • Kinematics, Dynamics and Control of Serial and Parallel Robots
  • Development and Application of Identification Methods
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots

Curriculum Vitae

  • Scientific Career
    • 1942
      Born in Treptow/Rega
    • 1969
      Ph.D. (Rotor Dynamics)
    • 1980
      Habilitation (Non-linear Stochastic Vibrations)
    • 1987
      Professor of Mechanics at the Academy of Sciences
    • 1992
      Professor of Dynamics of Machinery at the University of Hannover
    • 1960-1966
      studies of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Rostock
    • 2000-2007
      Geschäftsführender Leiter des Mechatronik-Zentrums Hannover (MZH).
    • seit 2000
      Executive Head of the Hannover Centre of Mechatronics. 
      Chair of the Technical Committee Robotics (IFToMM) 
  • Important Publications
    • Co-author of the textbook "Technische Mechanik II, Kinematik/Kinetik - Systemdynamik -Mechatronik" (together with H.-J. Hardtke and H. Sollmann), Fachbuchverlag Leipzig, 1997
    • Main author of the textbook "Mechatronik, Komponenten - Methoden - Beispiele" ( together with W. Gerth and K. Popp), Hanser Verlag München Wien, 2nd edition, 2000
    • Including the proceedings published at the MZH about 170 publications in scientific journals and proceedings


Teaching/Undergraduate courses (alternating with Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Besdo):

  • Introduction to Mechatronics, V2U1, every summer semester, written exam

Teaching/Graduate courses:

  • Mechatronic Systems , V2U1, every summer semester, written exam
  • Robotics I , V2U1, every winter semester, written exam