Dr. Schlimbach studied at the University of Kaiserslautern Industrial Engineering and Management, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, and graduated in 2001.
Subsequently, he joined the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) as a researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. Mitschang and worked in the field of processing technology. He specialized in the area of "thermoplastic tape placement" and as a cross sectional topic in "cost calculation for FRP"
In 2006, he received his PhD-Degree for his dissertation "economical process analysis and model integration for cost calculation of fiber reinforced plastics" at the Technical University Kaiserslautern.
Already during his student time, Dr. Schlimbach was working as a consultant for various industries, and collected as lecturer first experiences. Since 2006, Dr. Schlimbach offers consultancy services for the composite industry within the sectors aerospace and automotive.
In 2007 he founded the European subsidiary of the technology company Quickstep Holdings Ltd., the Quickstep GmbH, and became the Managing Director. Since 2009, Dr. Schlimbach additionally lead Quickstep’s R&D department globally, as the “Vice President Engineering and Development”.
In addition, Dr. Schlimbach became involved in academia by co-supervising theses, holding seminars and lectures in the field of out-of-autoclave technologies at the Technical University Munich, as well as writing publications and book chapters within this field.
Since May 2016, Dr. Schlimbach is the Deputy Research Director of the department “Manufacturing Science” and Competence Field Manager for “Roving and Tape Processing” at the Institute of Composite Materials. Additionally, he responsible for the research field "Profitability Analysis and Eco-Efficiency".
Deputy Research Director Manufacturing Science & Manger Roving & Tape Processing