Prof. Thomas Gries is, since 2001, Director of the Institute of Textile Technology and the associated Department of Textile Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. Before that, he spent several years in senior positions in the chemical fiber industry.
Thomas Gries is a member of the Academy of Science NRW and an internationally recognized reviewer of numerous journals. In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters on topics of textile technology. He has received numerous prizes and awards for his scientific work in the fields of textile engineering, chemistry fiber production and processing, technical textiles, fiber composite materials, medical textiles, and smart textiles.
Dr. Dieter Veit is, since 2001, Academic Director of the Institute of Textile Technology and the related Department of Textile Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. He is a recognized expert in the field of chemical fiber engineering and simulation of textile processes and machines. Dieter Veit is reviewer of several international journals and author and co-author of several books on subjects of textile engineering. For his scientific and educational services within the scope of its activities at the RWTH Aachen, he received a number of awards.
Prof. Burkhard Wulfhorst (1936-2011) was, from 1986-2001, Director of the Institute of Textile Technology and the related Department of Textile Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. As a skilled weaver and mechanical engineer with a focus on textile technology and through his many years as in senior roles within textile engineering, he was a recognized expert in the field of textile technology. For his numerous, often pioneering work in the field of textile research, he received many awards and honors. He served as editor and principal author of the first edition.