Spokesman of the steering committee
Prof. Michael ten Hompel is the executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund and holds the Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing at TU Dortmund University. He is the founder and managing partner of Vanderlande Industries Logistics Software GmbH. After completing a degree in electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, he commenced his career as a research associate at the Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing at TU Dortmund University, before moving on to the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport Technology and Goods Distribution ITW. In 1991, Professor ten Hompel obtained his doctorate from Witten/Herdecke University with his investigation of improvements in non-invasive continuous tonometric blood pressure monitoring in humans.