Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Birkner

Programme director and Academic advisor "Electrical Engineering and Electromobility" (Master), Research Professor for Vehicle Safety

Room: A112
Subject Area: Test methods in Vehicle Safety
Faculty: Fakultät E


  • Test methods and high-performance functions in integral vehicle safety 
  • Actuator technology in integral vehicle safety
  • Vehicle systems and novel control systems
  • Networking of simulation and stimulation in real driving tests
  • Test methods for battery vehicles


  • Since 2017 at THI
  • 08/2015 - 06/2017: Head of Powertrain Development at MAHLE Powertrain GmbH, Aschheim
  • 06/2008 - 07/2015: Head of Department Transmission and Hybrid Systems at IAV GmbH, Munich, Ingolstadt
  • 03/1995 - 06/2008: Development of diesel systems at SiemensVDO Automotive in various positions
  • 1995: Graduation as Dr.-Ing.
  • 05/1990 - 12/1994: Doctorate "Investigation of the suitability of vegetable oils as fuel for diesel engines and presentation of a new vegetable oil engine concept"; research assistant at the Chair of Power and Working Machines, TU Kaiserslautern 
  • 10/1987 - 04/1990: Study of mechanical engineering, specialising in power and work machines at TU in Kaiserslautern
  • 10/1983 - 09/1987: Study of mechanical engineering at TU in Clausthal Zellerfeld


Here you can find a complete list of publications of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Birkner.