Mechanical and Process Engineering

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

Welcome to the Faculty

We have been training engineers and have been collaborating with companies located in and around the Niederrhein region for more than 50 years now. Students, staff and professors from the faculty see themselves as a community in which we can study, teach and research with each other in a climate of mutual respect and recognition. 90% of our graduates are successful in their career and would choose to study with us again.

The education and training offered in the forward looking engineering professions of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering covers undergraduate and cooperative (dual) Bachelor's programmes. All courses are taught in German only. We would recommend those interested in studying to try out our Online Study Advice Service. For those who enjoy engaging in research and who would like to advance themselves academically, we offer two Master's programmes which prepare students for demanding and ambitious positions in industry and in the public service. In accordance with our motto "Von Ingenieuren für Ingenieure" (From Engineers For Engineers) we provide a more strongly applied education and training and aim to work together with companies in order to ensure that our graduates have a strong practical focus.

Success in teaching and research requires trust and confidence - come and find out more about us on our website. If you need any further information about studying and working together, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norman Lupa
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering

International Coordinator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jaan Alexander Unger
Engineering Mechanics and Mathematics for Engineers

The whole of the Lower Rhine is fully committed to playing an active role in the region by driving research and development forward and engaging in knowledge transfer together with the Hochschule Niederrhein.

The potential scope and range of applied scientific services offered at the HN is truly unique.

The successes achieved in research and innovation, in the many high-profile projects and networks and in the Euregio itself, as well as the growing number of pioneering affiliated and in-house business start-ups confirm the quality of this approach every day, as does the ever-increasing volume of contract research and examples of successful cooperation.

The following provides an initial impression of our institutes and Competence Centres as well as the services they offer.


Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander Prange
Vice-President, Research and Transfer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Adams
Machining Technology and Machine Tools
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Alsmeyer
Process Systems Engineering and Plant Design
Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Auer
Patents in practice
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Bischoff-Beiermann
Engineering Mechanics
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Brandt
Chemical and Biological Process Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Deilmann, EWE
Material Sciences, Forming and Joining Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patric Enewoldsen
Engineering Design and Railway Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Farber
Fluid Mechanics, IMH
Prof. Dr. Marc Gennat
Automation Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arne Graßmann
Energy Technologies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Hader
Vice dean Engineeering Design and Mechatronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Heber
Engineering Design and Plastic Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Helwig
Production and Handling Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Hoppermann
Engineering Design
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Koltze
Engineering Design – Textile Machinery
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annett Kurzok
Plant Engineering and Mechanical Process Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus K. Lake
Production Engineering and Coating Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norman Lupa
Dean Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Roos
Computer Simulation and Design Optimization
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Schloms
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jaan Alexander Unger
Engineering Mechanics and Mathematics for Engineers
Prof. Dr. rer. nat Georg Vossen
Applied Mathematics and Simulation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Shichang Wang
Thermal Process Engineering, SWK E² institute for energy technology and energy management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Johannes Wilden
Functional Materials and Coatings