Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


The Institute of Manufacturing Metrology (FMT) – successor of the former Chair Quality Management and Manufacturing Metrology (QFM) – is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

FAU is one of the ten largest universities in Germany and one of the leading universities in Europe. The University was ranked among the best in 12 out of 31 categories in the EU’s international ‘U-Multirank’ ranking. Of the 40,174 students (winter semester 2015/2016) at FAU, 19,736 are female and 4,341 are international students. FAU currently offers 258 degree programmes, including 79 Bachelor’s degree programmes, 89 Master’s degree programmes (including 7 professional development programmes) and 90 Staatsexamen (state examinations) degree programmes (in subjects such as teaching, law and medicine). In 2014, 6,379 students graduated from FAU, 671 completed their doctoral degrees and 44 post-doctoral students completed their habilitation. FAU has a total of 661 professorships. With a total of 180 million euros (2014), FAU has one of the highest volumes of third-party funding of all the universities in Germany.

The Institute FMT has expertise in the field of micro- and nano-metrology, coordinate measuring technology, optical metrology, computed tomography, multisensory techniques and measurement uncertainty analysis. Currently at FMT, there are, under the lead of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Tino Hausotte, 14 academic staff, 7 technician staff and a professorship for quality management. Additionally, the institute’s precision measurement centre is accredited by the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany (DAkkS) as calibration laboratory for calibration of standard geometrical features on prismatic work pieces according to ISO 17025 using the virtual coordinate measuring machine (VCMM). The institute is active in standardization bodies like the technical committees DIN / NATG.C.2.12 FA 3.31 Coordinate measuring machines, FA 3.33 Computed tomography in dimensional metrology and FA 3.44 Dimensional measurement in micro and nano-metrology.


Prof. Dr.-Ing.habil. Tino Hausotte
Phone: +49 913 18 52 04 50