Associate lecturers

Prof. Georg Duschl-Graw, PhD

Professor Georg Duschl-Graw has been professor of electrical machines and renewable energy at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin since 2007. He has been running his own engineering office and developing hardware and software for electrical power engineering since 2003. Before that, he worked for over 10 years as a higher education expert at the TU Berlin and for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation in Algeria. He is a member of the eco-mobility research team at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences and manages several projects in the field of e-cars and inductive speed charging systems.

Module: Alternative drive-train technologies

Gerhard Eisenacher, Dipl. Engineer

Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. Gerhard Eisenacher has worked in various positions leading the development and progress of businesses at technology companies. He started his career with Siemens AG, beginning as a financial controller and project manager for strategic projects. Later he became the responsible product segment manager for power semiconductor module solutions for automotive, industrial and white goods applications. He then started his own ventures in management consulting and training with his Berlin-based company UBE GmbH. His technology service company Argotech a.s. is based in the Czech Republic, where he serves as president and chairman of the board. Gerhard Eisenacher has served as a freelance lecturer for HTW Berlin since 2014 and very much enjoys working with the next generation of future industry leaders.

Harald Preissler, MSc

Harald Preissler is a member of the Society and Technology Research Group of Daimler. With over 25 years of professional experience in the aerospace and automotive industry, he has worked in research and product development, human resources and corporate communication. Major future research topics include transformation processes, innovative energy systems, sustainability and future mobility. He has also worked as a consultant for scenario and strategy development. He holds a diploma in physics from LMU Munich.

Module: New Technologies and Innovation

Prof. Thomas Rachfall, PhD

Thomas Rachfall is Professor for business administration with a special focus on management accounting. His research interests are big data, information overload, the influence of management reporting on humans as well as stress - and overload analyses. Prior to his current position Prof. Rachfall worked at Dressler & Partner. He served for national and international clients in the fields of Management Accounting, Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing. Additionally he advised clients in benchmarking studies und process analysis. Thomas Rachfall holds a PhD from the Caledonian University Glasgow. Furthermore, he studied in Berlin and Barcelona Business Engineering. 

Modules: Corporate Finance and Controlling, Scientific Writing

Dirk Foerster-Trallo, PhD

Dirk Förster-Trallo is Project Manager for Digital Health at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW in Leipzig. Before his academic career, he worked as a consultant and project manager in the automotive and telecommunications sectors. He supported companies in the digitalisation of product development processes and digital transformation. Dr Förster-Trallo holds a PhD from Galsgow Caledonian University in Industrial Engineering and researches current topics in strategic management, decision making in mechanical engineering and digital transformation. 

Module: Leadership, Communication & Decision-Making

Eckhard Schueler-Hainsch, PhD

Dr Schueler-Hainsch has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. His last position was as Manager of Innovation Business Environment at the Society and Technology Research Group of Daimler, where he conducted future and environmental research to support strategy and product development processes. He holds a diploma and a doctorate in traffic and transportation engineering. Dr Schueler-Hainsch is currently leading a newly founded company specialising in consulting and software development for the automotive and mobility-related industry.

Module: Automotive Management