Plenary Speakers

IMEKO 2015 Prague Congress is proud to host following Plenary Speakers:


Andreas Kamcke's current responsibilities are as Manager Standards & Regulation of Gigaset Communications GmbH. He is accountable for the management and strategic direction of the worldwide standards projects. In 1979, he graduated from the Technical University Berlin with a Diplom-Ingenieur in Electrical Engineering. After graduation Andreas spent five years at Technical University Berlin as assistant of Professor Trenkler working on the research project “digital null-indicator for a.c. bridges”. This work was presented in 1985 at IMEKO X in Prague.

He continued his professional work with measurement techniques, namely telecommunication measurements. Among other tasks he led a team for elaborating test-beds for ISDN terminal equipment.  That included speech quality, electro-acoustical measurements as well as protocol testing. After that he led product management and marketing teams for special telecommunication measurement equipment - Protocol Testers for conformance testing by using the protocol test language TTCN. During that time Andreas was the industry leader of the joint research project (Siemens / TU Berlin) on ‘Protocol Monitor with automatic intelligent Error Source Detection (Expert System)’.

In Standardization he was Rapporteur respectively Editor of several standards. Furthermore Andreas was active in Regulation related groups like ITAAB (ISDN Type Approval Advisory Board). Currently he works in the ETSI OCG_R&TTED. Since 2011 Andreas is the Chairman of ETSI TC STQ dealing with standardization of Telecommunication Quality matters and their measurements.


Frank Härtig received the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur in mechanical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe. Thereafter, he worked as development engineer in the field of coordinate measuring technology. Herefrom, resulted that Dr. Härtig received his doctorate from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Faculty of Production Science). After that time he worked for several leading companies in the field of coordinate measuring technology, specialised in gear, gearing tools and thread metrology and got substantial knowledge in the field of tactile, optical and computed tomography measurements.

Since 1999 Dr. Härtig works in the Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig. In his position as Director and Professor he is heading of the department for “Coordinate Metrology”. Moreover, Dr. Härtig is assessor for the “Deutsche Akkreditierungs Stelle” and also an active member of national and international standardization committees. Between 2010 and 2012 he was awarded as a guest professor at the Beijing University of Technology. In 2014 he became head of the division of mechanics and acoustics with more than 150 employees.


Jankees Hogendoorn graduated at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering – Energy Technology in 1993.  Four years later, he received his Ph.D.  degree on a subject related to heat transfer and fluid mechanics at the same university.

After his Ph.D. work Jankees joined KROHNE in The Netherlands, and has been working on the fundamental developments of electro-magnetic flowmeters and ultrasonic flowmeters. In 2002, he became head of the R&D department for Ultrasonic Flowmeters. In 2008, the responsibility for the Electro-magnetic Flowmeters development was added to this tasks too.

In his current position, as director multiphase technology (since 2014), he is both responsible for the development of new multiphase flow measurement technologies as well as the implementation of these technologies into the market.

In addition to his responsibilities within KROHNE, Jankees has been Member of the Board of Experts from 2004 till 2015. This board advises the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs on supervisory and strategy with respect to National Metrology Standards.


Joachim Fischer obtained the M. S. degree in physics in 1981 at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the Ph.D. degree in physics at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany in 1985. Since 1982 he has been with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Berlin. He first worked at the laboratory of synchrotron radiation at the electron storage ring BESSY.

In 1986 he joined the section temperature radiation of PTB. His work has been devoted to radiation thermometry through the development of absolute cryogenic radiometry and the determination of thermodynamic temperatures for the ITS-90. Since 2001 he is heading the department Temperature of PTB where the temperature scales PLTS-2000 and ITS-90 are maintained, developed and disseminated by contact thermometry. In current projects he is involved in the improvement of the fixed points of the ITS-90 and in research on a new definition of the kelvin by fixing the value of the Boltzmann constant employing gas thermometry.

He is representing PTB in the Consultative Committee for Thermometry and chairs the working group on contact thermometry and the task group on the SI. He was involved in the formulation of EURAMET roadmaps for the development of thermometry and of the CCT strategy. Other international work includes membership in the CODATA task group on fundamental constants, German contact person in the EURAMET technical committee for temperature and humidity, and secretary of the OIML technical committee “Instruments for measuring temperature and associated quantities”.


Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Zurich, Switzerland

BA and MA at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Senior Engineer for Measurement, Control and Automation in Nuclear Power Stations, at ASEA BROWN BOVERI (ABB), Baden, Switzerland. Lecturer at the Institute of Measurement and Control, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland: Master Studies within different Departments. Lecturer at the Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE), Esslingen, Germany: Continuous Education. Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, North-West-Switzerland (FHNW), Windisch, Switzerland: Post Graduate Studies. Senior Scientist at the Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Member of the Board of the Swiss Society for Automatic Control (SSAC). Swiss Delegate at the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO). Member of IMEKO TC1 (Education) and IMEKO TC7 (Measurement Science). Reviewer for four International Scientific Journals, amongst others, the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (TIM). Speaker at International Symposia, Conferences and Congresses. Organiser of Tutorials at Symposia. 


Dan Mihai Ştefănescu received his B.S. (1969) in Applied Electronics, M.S. (1983) in Experimental Stress Analysis and PhD cum laude (1999) in Electrical Engineering, all from the “Politehnica” University of Bucharest. He worked as Senior Researcher in Measurement Techniques and Head of Metrology and Instrumentation with the National Institute for Aerospace Research in Bucharest from 1969 to 2003.

He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship (NATO grant) on Knowledge-based Intelligent Systems for Selecting Industrial Sensors at Twente University of Enschede, The Netherlands (2002). He was a Visiting Scientist within Korean Research Institute of Standards and Science, conducting a project on Force Transducers Optimization by Numerical Methods (2004) and then within Center for Measurement Standards in Taiwan, R.O.C., leading a project on Improved Portable Weighing Truck Scales (2005).

Now he is Senior Consultant for the Romanian Measurement Society. His current research interests are electrical measurement of mechanical quantities, material testing installations and metrological procedures for multicomponent transducers.

He is a member of the Verband Deutscher Electrotechniker (1987), of the American Society for Experimental Mechanics (1989) and Romanian representative in IMEKO from 1988. He is the author of the Springer “Handbook of Force Transducers” (2011).


Federal Institute of Metrology METAS, Lindenweg 50, 3003 Bern-Wabern, Switzerland

Philippe Richard is the deputy director of the Federal Institute of Metrology METAS. In this function he is responsible for the Physics and Chemistry Division and thus for all scientific staff of the Swiss National Metrology Institute. A graduate in physics and Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Richard spent 18 years of his working life at METAS. He contributed to 37 scientific papers (28 directly in the area of metrology) including specific activities for the swiss watt balance experiment for the redefinition of the kilogram. He is the President of the Consultative Committee on Mass and Related Quantities (CCM), Organization of the Metre Convention (International Bureau of Weights and Measures BIPM) since October 2012 as well as the chairman of the CCM Working Group Strategy. He was very active in the CCM since 15 years and was chairman of two important CCM Working Groups in the view of the new definition of the kilogram since 2005. In this role he is preparing the new "mise en pratique" of the definition of the kilogram. He was the Swiss CIML (International Committee of Legal Metrology) member between 2007 and 2015 and member of OIML’s Presidential Council (International Organization of Legal Metrology) between 2010 and 2015. He was elected as a member of the International Committee of Weights and Measures at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in November 2014.

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