Wartzack, Sandro

Postal adress:
Martensstraße 9
91058 Erlangen
Martensstraße 9
91058 Erlangen
Office 0.035

Main Research Topics

  • Assistance systems in product development / knowledge-based design / data mining
  • Integrated tolerance management
  • Lightweight design
  • User-centered design / emotional engineering / biomechanical human simulation
  • Rolling Bearing Technology
  • Tribological PVD/PACVD coatings



  • Integrierte Produktentwicklung
  • Konzeptentwicklung innovativer Produkte (Wahlfach)
  • Methodisches und Rechnerunterstütztes Konstruieren
  • Praktische Produktentwicklung mit 3D-CAD-Systemen (Wahlfach)
  • Technische Produktgestaltung
  • Technology-Startup-Seminar (Wahlfach)


  • Hauptseminar Konstruktion
  • Doctoral student seminar

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandro Wartzack is full professor at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After completing his studies in production engineering in 1994, he carried out research as a research assistant in virtual product development and was awarded a doctorate in 2000 with summa cum laude. In the subsequent industrial activity in the automotive industry, he held various management positions, most recently as head of simulation and knowledge management. In September he returned to the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg to the Chair of Engineering Design, which he has been heading ever since. His research focuses on the large field of Digital Product Development with emphasis on artificial intelligence in product development, design assistance systems, tolerance simulation and analysis with digital human models as well as machine elements and tribological coatings. Prof. Wartzack is a member of the board of directors of the Scientific Society for Product Development (WiGeP), a member of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (ACATECH), and a member of the board of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the fields of design, machine elements and product development. Furthermore, Prof. Wartzack is scientific editor of the trade journal Konstruktion, guest editor of the Design Science Journal and on the scientific committee of numerous scientific conferences.

Selected Publications