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Simon Winterberg

Simon Winterberg

Simon Winterberg

ZHAW School of Engineering
Research profile Product Development
Lagerplatz 22
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 47 58

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research associate

Expertise and research interests

Engineering in aviation:
- Optimization EMS components (Emergency Medical Systems) for rescue helicopters.
- Certification audit (GE-Cleanliness)
- Process management gear manufacturing in aerospace environment (Group Safran)
- Series introduction (PPAP) of gear wheels in the aerospace environment (Pratt & Whitney)
- Development of various aircraft interior components and galleys for various platforms and customers

Product development:
- Sustainable product development according to circular economy (bicycle helmet, hand protection made of mycelium, bio plastic, flax laminate)
- Development of various gear test rigs (spur gear, worm gear, mechanical and electrical clamping) for plastic and metal gears
- Conceptual design of a new, modular and "connected (IoT)" galley for the ICE board restaurant (DB)
- Complete development of an innovative refreshing and drying cabinet (VZUG)
- Div. developments in house/air conditioning technology (modular measuring devices, modular actuator drives, optimizations)

Educational background

2015 - 2016 CAS in Business Innovation with specialization in Research and Development (Kalaidos FH/SwissMEM)
2009 - 2011 MSc ETH in Mechanical Engineering
HS 2009 Erasmus at LTH Technical University in Lund (Sweden)
2004 - 2009 BSc ETH in Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Professional milestones

2019 - today Institute of Product Development and Production Technologies IPP (ZHAW)
- Research associate
2017 - 2018 P3 Group AG
- Project leadership and project management of various projects in aviation, railroad and machine engineering
2014 - 2016 Sauter Bachmann AG (as external)
- Project management for the series implementation of aviation gear parts
2011 - 2017 phi Engineering Services AG
- Project management of various projects in aviation, automotive, machine engineering, white goods.

Membership of networks




Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
  • ; Winterberg, Simon,


    Test stand for internally cooled metal gears [poster].


    International Conference on Gears 2019, 3rd International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears 2019, 3rd International Conference on Gear Production 2019 : Garching/Munich, Germany September 18-20, 2019.

    3rd International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears, Munich, Germany, 18-19 September 2019.



    pp. 1263-1265.

    VDI-Berichte ; 2355.

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Oral conference contributions and abstracts