Engineering PhD for Heike Kitzig-Frank

HFU academic staff member Heike Kitzig-Frank has been awarded a PhD for her work in the area of Precision machining. She is the second person to gain a doctorate through the HFU "Generation mechanisms for microstructures - GenMik" cooperative PhD programme which is run in cooperation with the Engineering faculty of the University of Freiburg and financially supported by the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

"It's a great feeling to have finally finished my PhD. After so many years of precision machining research, there are many fascinating questions still be answered. I'm delighted that I'll be able to carry out such research here at HFU with my colleagues in the future," says Dr. Kitzig-Frank.

Heike Kitzig-Frank is a graduate of HFU. She gained her degree in Materials and Surface Technology at Furtwangen University in 1993. Her maths professor back then was Prof. Dr. Rolf Schofer, the current rector. She returned to HFU as a member of the academic staff in what is now the Institute of Precision Machining.