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One unique factor in the TUM faculty are the backgrounds of the professors. They are all industry-trained, and have been hired into the academia field after successful stints with companies. So you will be able to learn relevant aspects of the Aerospace industry and be able to master the fundamentals well, in order to go on and build the machines of tomorrow’s world.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Florian Holzapfel

Chair of Flight System Dynamics
Department of Mechanical Engineering, TUM

Teaching Professor, TUM Asia

Prof. Holzapfel (b. 1974) has been a teaching professor at TUM Asia in the programme of Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering since 2009. He has been lauded by many students to be a dedicated and passionate lecturer, yet also friendly and approachable to all.

Prof. Holzapfel’s research field is in flight system dynamics. His four key interests are flight control of manned and unmanned systems, trajectory optimization, sensor technology, data fusion and navigation and modeling, simulation and parameter estimation. Prof. Holzapfel takes a holistic approach to teaching and fosters close cooperation with a number of aerospace companies, mainly in Bavaria.

After studying aerospace engineering at TUM and working in flight control, Prof. Holzapfel returned to the Chair of Aeronautical Engineering and Control at TUM to complete his doctorate under Prof. Gottfried Sachs (2004). After that, he spent several years working in the industry (IABG, Ottobrunn) before accepting an invitation from TUM in 2007. Prof. Holzapfel is a member of the AIAA and heads up the Flight Control expert group at the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics (DGLR). He is also an agent of the DGLR executive committee for collaboration with the AIAA.

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