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Prof. Dr. Ing. Christoph Klahn

  • Institut für Mikroverfahrenstechnik (IMVT)
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    KIT Campus Nord
    Gebäude 605

    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2008
    Diplom Mechanical Engineering, Aircraft Systems Engineering, TU Hamburg-Harburg
  • 2015
    Doctor of Engineering, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Thesis: Laser-additive manufactured, air permeable meso-structures – production and properties for applications


  • 2008-2009
    Engineer at Airbus (A400M FAL Seville, A350XWB Manufacturing Engineering Toulouse, A380 FAL Toulouse)
  • 2009-2013
    Research Associate at the Institute of Laser and Systems Technology (iLAS), TU Hamburg-Harburg and LaserZentrumNord GmbH
  • 2013-2021
    Head of Design for New Technologies at inspire AG in close collaboration with the product development group Zurich pd|z, ETH Zurich
  • Since 2021
    Junior Professor at the Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics, KIT and Group Leader for the group ADD at the Institute for Micro Process Engineering IMVT, KIT

Research interests

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Function-driven design in process engineering
  • Design Automation


List of publications