Science becomes reality
COMET K2-Center for
LCM operates a COMET K2 Competence Center called “Symbiotic Mechatronics”. It enables to stay technologically up-to-date in Mechatronics. COMET Competence Centers are funded by the Republic of Austria – specifically the BMK and the BMAW -, the involved federal states as well as the participating companies and research organizations. This funding allows LCM to take calculated risks on innovative projects with various partners at the interface between science and business. The implementation of these projects is handled by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
What is Symbiotic Mechatronics?
“Symbiotic Mechatronics is a novel paradigm for mechatronic systems that pursues the stimulation of mutual benefits from the interaction among “symbiosis partners” such as mechatronic systems, their elements, and their respective physical, digital, human and environments.”
The Concept of Symbiotic Mechatronics
With the novel concept of Symbiotic Mechatronics, set out in 2018, we have expanded mechatronics towards new challenges emerging in and around classical mechatronics. Driven by information and communications technology (ICT) and digitalization a virtual layer enbales the useful interaction between mechatronics systems and their respective environments.
Mechatronics systems are indispensable in today’s world. But in the future it will become increasingly important for these systems to interact with each other as well as their physical, digital, human, or climate-specific environment. We are venturing on this path and we are also supporting our partners and customers in transitioning from traditional mechatronics to symbiotic mechatronics.
Our Research Areas
Actuators, as a core function of every mechatronic system and also the holistic design of complex systems.
Complex mechatronic systems and their digital representation for the purpose of control and optimization.
Sensor technology as sensory organ of systems and combined data processing connected with machine learning.
Transdisciplinary context of Mechatronics and its interfaces to humans, the environment and the digital world.
Dissertations | PHD`s
Scientific international publications
Master and diploma theses
- 4 research areas – 3 multi-firm projects (MFPs) per research area
- EUR 50 Mio. research budget
- 5 years duration (2022-2026)
- 120 researchers
- 40 company partners
- 50 scientific partners
Comet K2-Center Key Persons
LCM Area Coordinators
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerald Jungmayr
Dip.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Gross
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Pichler-Scheder
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Klinglmayr, MA.
Assoz. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Gerd Bramerdorfer
a.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Bernhard Manhartsgruber (JKU)
Associate.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Schöberl
O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Krommer (JKU)
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Springer
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Jakoby
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Jakoby (JKU)
Assoz.Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Saminger-Platz (JKU)
Scientific und Technologial Advisory Board
Minna Lanz (Finland)
Jiri Sloupensky (Czech Republic)
Aude Billard (Switzerland)
Harri Kulmalah (Finland)
Iris Grässler (Germany)
Peter Steinrück (Austria)
Gender Equality Plan
It is one of the core values of LCM that all people have the same opportunities and development chances in working life. With our management mission statement, we have committed to a culture that sees diversity as an opportunity and differences as an important resource. Our managers recognise performance and development potential and support all people in their professional and personal development. Our GEP focuses on gender equality. But there are also measures in the plan that explicitly aim to address existing numerical imbalances.