Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Vesselin Michailov

Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 17
03046 Cottbus
PantaRhei / Room 1.28

T +49 (0) 355 69 5001 (secretary's office)
F +49 (0) 355 69 5152

Office hours by arrangement


2014 - 2017
Founder and Head of the Laboratory "Lightweight Materials and Constructions", Peter the Great Polytechnic University of St. Petersburg

Since 2006
Managing Director Lightweight Construction Center Panta Rhei GmbH

Since 2004
University professor and chair of joining technology at BTU Cottbus

Habilitation at the TU Braunschweig, venia legendi: welding technology

Doctor of Technical Sciences by the State High Committee of the Russian Federation

associated professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1990 to 1992
Scholarship holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the TU Braunschweig

PhD (Dr.-Ing.), dissertation "Calculation and experimental estimation of the cold cracking tendency of alloyed steels during welding".

1975 to 1979
Studies at the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria (mechanical engineering and shipbuilding) and at the Technical University of St. Petersburg, Russia (welding technology)

Activities of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Vesselin Michailov as chairman of the doctoral committee or reviewer (G)

YearNameTopic of the doctorate
2014Dr.-Ing. Fedor Kazak (MWT)Experimental characterization of structured plates under static and vibrational loads
2014Dr.-Ing. Philip Grützner (KuF)Process development for joining by buckling
2014Dr.-Ing. Usman Butt (Aerodynamics)Investigation and Optimization of the flow over macroscopic hexagonal structured surfaces
2013 (G)Dr.-Ing. Viatcheslav Malikov (KuF)Experimental and numerical investigations of the forming of structured sheets
2012 (G)Dr.-Ing. Abir Gammoul (KuF)Development of a forming technology for the production of near-net-shape slicer blades
2012Dr.-Ing. Ronny Steinert (MWT)Influence of surface layer treatments on the fatigue and wear behaviour of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo
2012Dr.-Ing. Götz Feldmann (MWT)Improved mechanical surface hardening of blades on integrally bladed high pressure compressor engines
2012Dr.-Ing. Wagdi Garkas (MWT)Fabrication and characterization of Ti-based MAX-phase coatings for the protection of highly loaded compressor components
2011 (G)Dr.-Ing. Alexander Sviridov (KuF)Lightweight construction with aluminium foam sandwich - process chains for the production of components
2011Dr.-Ing. Maria Glavatskikh (MWT)Improvement of the fatigue behaviour of y-TiAl alloys by mechanical surface treatment
2011Dr.-Ing. Andrey Karabet (KuF)Determination of material properties and technological properties as well as characterization of forming behavior of AZ31 alloy magnesium sheet during forming with rigid tools and active media based forming processes
2010Dr.-Ing. Stanley Tang (MWT)Process and flow dependent film deposition during hollow cathode gas flow sputtering investigated on titanium and tungsten films
2010 (G)Dr.-Ing. Erhard Brandl (MWT)Microstructural and mechanical properties of additive manufactured titanium (Ti-Al-4V) using wire: Evaluation with respect to additive processes using powder and aerospace material specifications
2010 (G)Dr.-Ing. Tihomir Kotsev (OvG University)Melt pool simulation during laser beam welding of different materials
2009Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kohns (MWT)Erosion protection coatings for blisk compressor drums: Process development and properties
2008Dr.-Ing. Mathias Stranzenbach (MWT)Development of integrable impedance NOx gas sensors for high temperature applications in extreme conditions
2007Dr.-Ing. Sylain Déplanque (KuF)Lifetime prediction for solder die-attach in power applications by means of primary and secondary creep