Responsibilities

As a center of excellence for innovative and application-oriented technology, the Department of Engineering and Technology links academic teaching and inter-company research with companies and institutions in the region. In this way, the department contributes to strengthening the innovation, attractiveness of employers and competitiveness of the companies in Vorarlberg. The focus is on mechatronics, electrical engineering, computer science, energy systems and environmental technology.

The main focus of teaching includes in particular:

  • Development, management and furtherd evelopment of technically oriented courses
  • Conducting courses with technical and selected techno-economic content
  • Training of technical specialists and managers for companies and institutions in the region

Research

The department lecturers are involved in research projects together with colleagues from the research centers of the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. The research mostly takes place within the framework of third-party funded projects and is carried out in interdisciplinary teams. A particularly intensive connection exists to the research centers energy, microtechnology, digital factory, business informatics and user-centered technologies. The knowledge gained flows directly into the lessons.

Research Focus:

  • Human Machine Interface
  • Virtual Reality
  • Simulation / Modeling / Processes
  • Real-time embedded systems
  • Industrial electronics, measurement technology•Robotics, control technology and image processing
  • Sustainable energy systems and energy materials
  • Autonomous decentralized energy systems

[Translate to English:] 1zu1 Prototypen GmbH, Dornbirn
www.1zu1prototypen.com
 
2XM Millner & Millner ZT GmbH
www.millner.at
 
Astrium GmbH, Friedrichshafen (D)
www.eads.net
 
Bachmann electronic GmbH, Feldkirch
www.bachmann.info

Julius Blum GmbH, Höchst
www.blum.com

BMW AG, München (D)
www.bmw.de

Carnegie Mellon University
The Robotics Institute, Tissue Engineering Lab, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
www.cmu.edu
 
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Weßling (D)
www.dlr.de

Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH, Wolfurt
www.doppelmayr.com
 

ESCATEC Switzerland AG, Heerbrugg (CH)
www.escatec.com
 
ETH Zürich, Zürich (CH)
www.eth.ch
 
Head Sport AG, Kennelbach
www.head.com
 
HighQLaser Production, Hohenems
www.highqlaser.at

HILTI Aktiengesellschaft, Schaan (FL)
www.hilti.com
 
gbd LAB GmbH, Dornbirn
www.gbd-fassaden.at

Kuka Roboter GmbH, Augsburg (D)
www.kuka.com
 
Kunststoffwerk AG Buchs, Buchs (CH)
www.kwbswiss.ch
 
Leica Geosystems AG, Heerbrugg (CH)
www.leica-geosystems.com

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH, Nenzing
www.liebherr.com

Omicron Electronics GmbH, Klaus
www.omicron.at

precisa CNC Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Wien
www.presica.co.at

Soplar S.A., Altstätten (CH)
www.soplar.ch

Stanford University
The Rapid Prototyping Lab, Palo Alto, CA (USA)
www.standford.edu

SwissOptic AG, Heerbrugg (CH)
www.swissoptic.com

technoplus Verarbeitungstechnik GmbH, Lauterach
www.technoplus.at
 
Tecnotron Elektronik, Weißenberg (D)
www.tecnotron.de
 
Thien eDrives GmbH
www.thien-edrives.com
 
TridonicAtco GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn
www.tridonic.co.at

Unaxis Balzers AG, Balzers (FL)
www.unaxis.com

Westcam, Mils
www.westcam.at
 
Witzemann + Fritz GmbH, Lustenau
www.wuf.at
 
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Friedrichshafen (D)
www.zf.com
 
Zumtobel Lighting GmbH, Dornbirn
www.zumtobel.at
 
z-werkzeugbau GmbH, Dornbirn
www.z-werkzeugbau.comf

Current Project

Services

Due to the rapid progressin EDP, it is increasingly possible to mathematically model and simulate the properties of materials. In many areas, however,  you are still dependent on tests. The laboratories of the technical departments are equipped with the latest technologies, which means that a variety of services and investigations can be offered: 

  • Vibration measurement on machines
  • Measurement of free-form surfaces
  • Tension and pressure testing
  • Hardness testing
  • Testing toughness using a pendulum machine
  • Material analysis using a radio spectrometer
  • 3D coordinate measuring technology
  • Machine tool diagnosis

Head of Department Engineering & Technology

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ronald Mihala
Head of Department, Head of Competence Area Energy & Environment

+43 5572 792 3501
ronald.mihala@fhv.at

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Assistant

Monika Gmeiner
Assistant

+43 5572 792 3500
monika.gmeiner@fhv.at

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Teams