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Frank Schwarz-Muller M.Sc. Vehicle Systems, B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

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Frank holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Automotive Technology from the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich and a Master’s degree in Vehicle Systems from the University Ostfalia (Braunschweig, Wolfenbüttel, Wolfsburg).

Frank has over 20 years of hands-on experience in project management and testing of armoured vehicles in both the national as well as the international setting. He has held various management positions in major German development and procurement projects such as the Armoured Personnel Carrier “BOXER” and the Main Battle Tank “LEOPARD  2”. During a one year Defence Research Fellowship at “Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)” in Toronto he got involved in the organisation and conduct of an anthropometric survey of the Canadian Forces involving 3D scanning technology. This experience has shifted his focus towards the man-machine interface and the space claim of encumbered personnel in mobile platforms.

Research group: Design Ergonomics Research Group

Frank is currently undertaking a PhD at Loughborough University with a key interest in “clothed anthropometry”. The aim of his research is to establish the methodology and develop the tools required to reliably capture 3D anthropometric data of encumbered personnel utilizing 3D body scanning technology. 

Expedient Methodology for capturing anthropometric Data of encumbered Personnel utilizing 3D scanning Technology

Key areas of expertise: Mobility, Durability and Reliability of Military Vehicles, Augmented Reality, Capture of anthropometric data utilizing 3D scanning technology