Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Nikolay Avgustinov
Professor of Production and Manufacturing Technology
Nikolay Avgustinov, born in 1960, began his scientific career studying mechanical engineering at Sofia Technical University. He graduated as an engineer in 1985 and was subsequently employed as a research assistant at Sofia Technical University.
In 1992 Avgustinov joined the Chair of Manufacturing Technology/CAM and the Centre for Innovative Production at Saarland University as a research assistant. In 1997 he received his doctorate in engineering, followed in 2007 by a habilitation on intelligent software models in mechanical engineering and mechatronics. He then taught as a privatdozent at Saarland University.
Further professional stations followed from 2008 to 2012 at the Saarbrücken Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing and the engineering services company I-Deal Technologies in Saarbrücken.
From 2012 until joining PFH in April 2014, Avgustinov worked as an independent management consultant for high technology transfer and innovation management.