Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tamara Bechtold

Tamara Bechtold received her diploma in microelectronics and microsystem engineering from the University of Bremen in 2000 and her Ph.D. in microsystems simulation from the University of Freiburg in 2005. In July 2006, she was awarded the Bertha-Ottenstein-prize for her dissertation on model order reduction of electrothermal MEMS models. Between 2006 and 2010, she worked as a research engineer for Philips Research Laboratories and later NXP Semiconductors in Eindhoven (Netherlands). In 2008-2010, she was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation and participated in the prestigious Fast Track Coaching Program. From 2010 to 2011, Ms. Bechtold worked for CADFEM GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, supporting industrial and academic partners in the application of advanced modeling and simulation tools for multiphysical system-level simulations. In 2011, she was appointed as a substitute professor for microsystem simulation at the University of Freiburg, and since 2014, she has served as a lecturer and research group leader at the University of Rostock. Ms. Bechtold has been a professor of mechatronic systems at Jade University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven since 2017 and leads the research group for modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems.




Prof. Bechtold is the author or co-author of over 40 technical publications in the field of microsystem simulation. She is the lead author of the Springer book Fast Simulation of Electro-Thermal MEMS: Efficient Dynamic Compact Models, published in 2006, and the lead editor of System-Level Modeling of MEMS, published by Wiley VHC in 2013.