About Us

The BIMAQ is an engineering research institute at the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen and represents the field of expertise “metrology, automation and quality science” in teaching and research. However, the core competence of BIMAQ is measurement system engineering. Please find an overview of our topics » here.

An interdisciplinary research team with about 40 employees is working at BIMAQ. The institute collaborates e.g. with the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes, and is also significantly involved in “Collaborative Research Centers” located in Bremen (Sonderforschungsbereiche) of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Furthermore, BIMAQ cooperates regionally, nationally and globally with research institutions and companies.

BIMAQ is locally divided in the main building and a technical center (Technikum):

  • The BIMAQ main building offers laboratories for the research on optical, thermographic and photothermic measuring systems, furthermore various coordinate measuring devices.
  • The BIMAQ technical center offers the unique “Laboratory for Large Gears” - highly equipped with a large volume coordinate measuring machine (CMM) - as well as a test center with various gearbox test rigs, focusing on the research in metrology for wind power plants.

Please find an overview of our infrastructure » here.

BIMAQ is active in research and teaching as well as in providing measurement services. Please click » here to get an overview of our services.

History of the institute

1971: The University of Bremen is founded.

1983: The faculty production engineering is founded and Prof. Schöne is appointed to the chair „Meß-, Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik (MSR)“. Two years later the „Institut für Meß-, Regelungs- und Systemtechnik (IMRS)“ is founded and lead by Prof. Schöne.

1992: With contribution of Prof. Schöne, the „Deutsche Forschungsvereinigung für Meß-, Regelungs- und Systemtechnik e.V. (DFMRS)“ is founded. At the foundation assembly, the steering committee is comissioned to apply for a membership in the „AiF – Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V.“. The AiF-membership of the DFMRS begins 1992 and is continued until today.

1998: Prof. Goch is appointed to the chair „Meß-, Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik (MSR)“. He becomes head of the division „Measurement, Automation and Quality Science (MAQ)“ at „BIBA – Bremen Institut für Produktion und Logistik“.

2007: In the University of Bremen, the „Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation und Quality Science (BIMAQ)“ is founded. Prof. Goch becomes head of the institute and transfers the division MAQ in the new BIMAQ.

2016: Prof. Fischer is appointed to the chair of „Metrology, Automation and Quality Science“ and becomes head of the BIMAQ nine years after ist foundation.

Heads of the institute

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schöne (06/1983 – 07/1997)
FG Meß-, Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik, since 1985: IMRS
Prof. Dr.­-Ing. Gert Goch (05/1998 – 07/2016)
FG: Meß-, Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik, until 05/2007: BIBA-MAQ, since 06/2007: BIMAQ
Prof. Dr.­-Ing. habil. Andreas Fischer (since 08/2016)
FG 8: Messtechnik, Automatisierung und Qualitätswissenschaft, BIMAQ

Memberships and Partners