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Professor Günther Prokop studied “Mechanical Engineering in Theory and Research” at the

Technical University of Munich, Germany, and at the Cranfield University, United Kingdom,

from 1988 to 1993. He worked as a scientific assistant at Technical University of Munich

from 1993 to 1998, where he conducted research on system dynamics, dynamic

optimization, and optimal control in the field of robotics. He did his Ph.D. on “Optimization

in Robotic Manipulation” in 1998 (with distinction).

From 1998 to 1999 he held a grant for a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California,

Berkeley, U.S.A. In Berkeley, he worked on driver behavior and built up a driver behavioral

model to be used in assessment of vehicle handling and in motorsports.

In 1999 he joined Audi in Ingolstadt, where he worked in vehicle’s chassis and body

development, working out virtual development methods and pushing their integration into

the respective development processes.

From 2002 to 2010 Günther Prokop was working with BMW in Munich, first as head of

“Simulation chassis control systems”, then in various functions in total vehicle development,

covering active and passive safety, total vehicle validation, and conceptual design.

In 2010 Günther Prokop was appointed Professor of “Automotive Engineering” at Technical

University of Dresden, Germany. His fields of research are systems engineering methods in

“Handling and Ride”, “Vehicle Durability and Vibrations”, “Vehicle and Traffic Safety”, and

“Driving Simulation”. He has more than 240 publications, teaches 38 doctoral students. He

teaches more than 400 undergraduates and supervises approx. 50 graduation theses per

year. He serves in various boards and acts as a reviewer for various organizations.


He acted as dean of the Faculty of “Transport and Traffic Sciences” of TU Dresden from 2018

to 2022. Günther Prokop initiated three large and unique infrastructural in the field of

automated mobility. He designed a vehicle testing center, the highly immersive driving

simulator and is now planning the TU Dresden “Smart Mobility Lab”, allowing to develop

new assessment and homologation methods in automated driving and automated flight.

These three projects together sum up to a 140M EUR investment.

As an entrepreneur, he co-founded two companies AMFD – Auto Mobil Forschung Dresden

GmbH in 2011 and IAMT mechatronics GmbH in 2017.


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