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Barbara Linke

Associate Professor

I care about the sustainability of manufacturing operations and machine tools, understanding the physical mechanisms in abrasive machining and their impact on the product life cycle, as well as digitizing the process knowledge to enable smart manufacturing in the age of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).


Associate Professor  
University of California Davis, July 2018 to Present, Davis, California United States

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Manufacturing and Sustainable Technologies Laboratory (MASTeR)

Assistant Professor  
UC Davis, November 2012 to June 2018, Davis, California United States

Manufacturing and Sustainable Technologies Laboratory (MASTeR)

Postdoc researcher  
UC Berkeley, November 2010 to December 2012, Berkeley, California United States

Research Associate  
Werkzeugmaschinenlabor, WZL der RWTH Aachen, June 2002 to November 2010, Aachen Germany

Student worker  
Werkzeugmaschinenlabor, WZL der RWTH Aachen, October 1999 to May 2002, Aachen Germany


Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen  
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Jun, 2002 to Sep, 2007

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen / RWTH Aachen  
Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Sep, 1997 to May, 2002

Gymnasium Haus Overbach  
Abitur, Jan, 1988 to Jan, 1997