Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Kull received a special award from the Steinbeis Foundation for his outstanding contribution to engineering and for his role as head of the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Systems Technology / Automotive.
Hermann Kull studied electrical engineering and information technology at the University of Stuttgart. He embarked on his academic career as an assistant in the department for power electronics at the same university. After completing his doctorate, Hermann Kull worked for many years in industry. Since 1988, he has been professor of information technology at Esslingen Uni- versity of Applied Sciences.
In 1995, Hermann Kull founded the Steinbeis Transfer Center (STC) for Systems Technology / Automotive, which he runs successfully to this day. The STC offers customers and project partners from the automotive industry a range of services including technical consulting and development services in engineering, e-learning and software development, as well as training courses. His collaborations with leading car manufacturers and automotive suppliers in the fi eld of fuel injection control systems for diesel engines have been particularly successful. He has also worked in new subject fields such as exhaust aftertreatment and diagnosis systems. Recently, Hermann Kull successfully gained IS0 9001:2008 certifi cation for his STC.
Given the remarkable growth of his Steinbeis Transfer Center, Hermann Kull has also had to handle critical and complex busi- ness challenges. Meeting these challenges head on, he has managed to maintain the continued success of his company.
Steinbeis awarded Hermann Kull the Steinbeis Foundation‘s Transfer Award – Löhn Award in recognition of his longstanding service in the Steinbeis Network and his commitment as a university professor.