Dr Marcel Schaefer


Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext. 6943

Email: marcel.schaefer@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University
WZ Building, Level 3
34 St Paul Street
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

Postal Address:
Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology (RWTH) Aachen University, Germany (2013)

MSc in Simulation Techniques, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2008)

BEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences for Technology and Economy, Reutlingen, Germany (2005)



Marcel is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). He completed his PhD and MSc at Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology (RWTH) Aachen University in Germany. At RWTH Aachen University he worked as a lecturer and project manager and held the position as Deputy Head of the Department in thermal spraying. He managed and executed industry and publically funded research projects. These projects had a strong focus on relevant industries (eg. Ford, General Motors or Opel) and their applicable uses. For example, he worked on a redesign of a revolutionary coating system. This coating system—widely acknowledged by the global automotive industry—has been successfully introduced to the market. Furthermore, Marcel collaborated with various academic teams and generated research outputs that were awarded by academia and acknowledged by industry representatives.

Teaching Areas:

Engineering Design

Last updated: 15-Feb-2018 11.38am

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