Professor of Adaptronics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Fehren

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Fehren lehrt an der PFH Göttingen, Hansecampus Stade

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Fehren

Born in Emsbüren on 1st August 1959, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Fehren completed his electrical engineering studies at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in 1983. Subsequently, he took a second degree in automation/control technology in Bremen, graduating as a Diplom-Ingenieur in 1987. From 1988 to 1994, he was a research assistant at the Institute of Measuring and Automation Technology at the Comprehensive University of Kassel, where he gained his doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in 1993. Thereafter, he was a research assistant at the DLR Braunschweig/Göttingen's Institute of Structural Dynamics. From September 1996 onwards, he was a salaried employee at ERAS GmbH, Göttingen.

He made a significant development contribution to the ATC system for suppressing torsional vibration in convertibles, and was awarded the District of Göttingen's innovation prize in 2007. Since December 2007, he has been Professor of Adaptronics at the PFH Private University of Applied Sciences. In 2008, he was accepted as a member of the VDI Guidelines Committee on "Active Vibration Reduction".

Work and research interests

  • Electrical engineering
  • Measuring and control technology
  • System identification and adaptive control
  • Development of methods for early detection of damage (structural health monitoring, condition monitoring)


Visions and objectives

  • To demonstrate the potential of the specialist field of adaptronics so that this technology is included as standard in the development phase of new systems.
  • For students to use the knowledge that they have acquired to develop adaptronic systems that are deployed in series products.


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