Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h.c. Jörg Wellnitz

  • Former Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the TH Ingolstadt
    Adjunct Professor at the RMIT University, Melbourne

  • Chair and Professorship for Lightweight Design and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
  • Project-Leadership High Tech Offensive Bayern Leichtbau
  • Project-Leadership of the EU 6th Framework Program Project StorHy
  • President of the Institute of Protection Systems Prochain at the TH Ingolstadt
  • President of the Institute of Technology & Artistic Design Ingolstadt GmbH
  • 2001 – present
  • Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (until 2015)
  • Chair & Professorship for Lightweight Design and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) at University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt
  • Project-Leadership „High Tech Offensive“ Bavaria Project 2001 – 2005, „New Lightweight design concepts for modern car generations“, Partners: Audi AG, BMW AG, EDAG, WIWEB, ThyssenKrupp
  • President of the Institute for Protection Systems Prochain e.V at the University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, involved in several debris protection projects for industry, Winner of Bavarian Innovation Award 2002: Cellular Materials
  • President of the INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY & ARTISTIC DESIGN e.V. and GmbH involved in several automotive industry projects and developments, Presentation of aluminum foam technologies on IAA 2003 and 2005 and 2009 in Frankfurt (Main)
  • Leader and Inventor of the HYRACER Technology Team and Group, Development of the smallest model car in with internal combustion engine, Guinness Book of Records and Hydrogen Award Winner in Hannover Fair 2006
  • Project Leadership in EU 6th Framework Integrated project 2004 – 2007, Storage of Hydrogen for automotive usage – StorHy, Subgroup Cryogenic, Partners: BMW AG, MAGNA STEYR, CONTRAVES, LINDE, AIRLIQUIDE, AA, MT
  • 1996 – 2000
  • Head of the section Strength Powerplant System in aero-engine business at ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, Dahlewitz (Berlin), Team Leader of Dressed Engine Group
  • Chief of the Core-Competence-Centre Composites in the ROLLS-ROYCE GROUP, Project Leadership EU 5th Framework Program on Fibre reinforced ceramics – CMC Lifing, together with EU Joint Research Centre


  • 2012
    Winner of the HONDA INITIATION GRANT EUROPE 2012 in the area of lightweight body design using health and load monitoring of fiber resin composite structures
  • 2006
    German Hydrogen Innovation Award: HYRACER
  • 2005
    Guinness Book of Records Claim:
    Smallest and fastest Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Model Car
  • 2002
    Bavarian Innovation Award: Cellular Materials
  • Chairman of the conference ICSAT (International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies) 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Project-Leadership of HYDRA WELLNITZ RACING: development of a hydrogen internal combustion engine racecar based on an Audi TT
  • HONDA research program concerning lightweight natural stone laminate