Leader Digital Manufacturing 4.0 @ Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering - IAO Stuttgart, Germany
Carmen Constantinescu studied and obtained a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2001 she is conducting research in the field of "Digital Factory" at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation and at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2012 she coordinates the strategic area "Digital Manufacturing 4.0" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering. She worked as associate professor at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. In her basic and application-oriented research, Prof. Constantinescu develops innovative methods of networked, digital and knowledge-based production for the 4th Industrial Revolution. Its activities at European and national level focus on continuously integrated development and planning of products, factories and processes. The new approach "Digital Manufacturing 4.0" synchronizes the flexibilisation and self-configuration approaches of Industry 4.0 strategy with the current developments of integrated data models and systems for global cooperation. Digital "Manufacturing 4.0" is an integral part of next-generation PLM and represents an anthropocentric approach.