Plenary Speakers


Prof. Dr. Gunther Bohn, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany

Bios: Gunther Bohn is since 2004 Professor and Head of the Optoelectronics Laboratory within the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt in Germany. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and received his PhD there at the Department of Optics. From 1999 to 2004 Gunther Bohn was team leader and project manager at Robert BOSCH GmbH, the world's largest automotive supplier. During this time, he developed test systems for the production of components for energy-saving automotive diesel engines and driver assistance systems.

Gunther Bohn conducts research in the fields of accumulators and optical inspection systems: he is involved in the Technology Transfer center for Electro Mobility at his university. There he develops methods for high-precision optical measurement of the expansion of lithium ion batteries during charging and discharging. The introduction of clean energy is particularly relevant for developing countries. For this reason Gunther Bohn has supported the introduction of solar lamps for fishermen at Lake Victoria in Tanzania since 2012. In cooperation with the Tanzania Renewable Energy Association and the City of Wurzburg his team is currently developing a low-cost fishing lamp to be manufactured in Tanzania.

Electric cars are very quiet and therefore require noise-reduced parts. The project MOPS (Machine Learning Optical Testing System) is currently taking place in the laboratory of Gunther Bohn. New methods for testing noise-reduced rolling bearing cylinders are being developed. The testing software is based on Machine Learning to significantly reduce the workload for programming test software. The Free State of Bavaria funds the project and it takes place in cooperation with Steinbach GmbH. Gunther Bohn is currently chair of the board of examiners for the study program Electrical and Information Technology and member of the Faculty Council of his faculty. He is married and has three children.