Johannes Störkle

I am Mechanical Engineer for Mechatronic Simulations in the Machine Dynamics Team at TRUMPF Machine Tools. From 2013 until 2018, I worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ITM) at the University of Stuttgart and I graduated as Dr.-Ing. in August 2018. As an expert in the field of numerical simulations, system engineering and software development, I love to shape the future at the high-tech company TRUMPF.

Before my doctoral research, I studied Mechanical Engineering (Diploma) with the major subjects Technical Dynamics and Control Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Due to my semester thesis about the Active Damping Control of Fire-Rescue Turntable Ladders, I became more and more fascinated by the modeling, simulation and control of mechatronical systems. As a result, I wrote my final thesis in the field of vehicle dynamics and active safety at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC) at the ETH Zürich. Within this project, I developed simulation models and control strategies for a semi-trailer with a steered rearmost axle.

Beside my studies, I gained several work experience in different developmental and experimental teams at ABB, Alstom and Bosch-Mahle. At the CCI GmbH, I further got valuable experience in planning, developing and programming of a customized stand-alone software based on, for the monitoring and data analysis of cleanrooms.

My academic research was about the “Model-based Identification and Active Suppression of Static and Dynamic Abberations in High Performance Optics”. Thereby, I mainly developed methods and a software for the mechanical and optical simulation of high-precision systems like astrophysical telescopes or lithographic wafer steppers. In addition, I designed and realized a new laboratory experiment based on sensors, actuators and embedded controller systems for research and education purposes. Moreover, I was a teaching assistant for the lecture of Machine Dynamics, Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics. During the supervision of a dozen students, I acquired extensive leadership experience. Fortunately, I also got the opportunity to perform and manage an independent industrial research project in cooperation with the Porsche AG. Thereby I developed a simulation-based geometry study for the gear shift of the Porsche Le Mans racing car.

I am open to challenges in the field of mechanical and optical modeling, simulation and control as well as software development, experiments and hardware realizations. Furthermore, I like to take over responsibilities in a multidisciplinary team of experts.


Research Associate (Dipl.-Ing.)

Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Here is the link to my research homepage.

  • Simulation based geometry study for claw-shifted racing gears (project with the Porsche AG), 2014-2015.
  • Model-based control of a mechanical-optical system demonstrated at a laboratory experiment. Proc. of the IUTAM Symposium, Sozopol, Bulgaria 2017.
  • Influence of model order reduction methods on dynamical-optical simulations. Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 2017.
  • Using integrated multi-body systems for dynamical-optical simulations. Proc. of the AS16, SPIE Digital Library, 2016.
  • Strategies for the dynamical-optical simulation of high-performance optics. Proc. of the IMCOS, SPIE Digital Library, 2015.
  • Optimization and Investigation of the dynamical-optical behavior of mirror systems, Proc. of the Engineering Optimization, 2014.
  • Lecturer and Teaching Assistant for the courses in Machine Dynamics, Mechatronics, Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics, 2013-2018.
  • Person responsible for the institute website and the annual report, 2013-2018.
July 2013 - June 2018

Software Developer and Working Student

CCI von Kahlden, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Development of a software package for the monitoring of dust-free rooms via sensors in
January 2011 - December 2013

Research Assistant

Institute for System Dynamics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Support during the realation of the projekt SmartShell Stuttgart.
January 2012 - May 2012



Doctoral Student (PhD)

Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Prof. Eberhard (Supersisor)
  • Simulation and Model-based Control of High Performance Optics (Dissertation)
July 2013 - June 2018

Diploma Thesis

Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Prof. Schiehlen, Prof. Guzzella, M. Alberding (Supersisors)
  • Lateral Dynamics of Multiaxle Vehicles - Control Strategies for a Steered Rearmost Axle of a Semi-Trailer.
October 2012 - June 2013

Mechanical Engineering (Diploma)

University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Specializing in Technical Dynamics and Automatic Control Engineering,

  • Application of the dynamic stress analysis for the compensation of an aberration at optical systems, Student Research Thesis, Inst. of Eng. and Comput. Mechanics (ITM), 2011.
  • Modelling and control of the hydraulic drive of a fire-rescue turntable ladder, Student Research Thesis, Institute for System Dynamics (ISYS), 2012.
October 2006 - June 2013

A Level

Technical Academic High School, Waldshut, Germany.
  • General qualification for university entrance with additive technical subjects and a seminar thesis.
September 2003 - July 2006