M. Sc. Birte Pupkes

Research Associate in the IPS department Robotics and Automation

Curriculum vitae

Birte Pupkes studied Bionics (B. Sc.) at Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, due to her enthusiasm for natural sciences and engineering. She completed her master's degree in 2022 in Production Engineering - Mechanical and Process Engineering (M. Sc.) with a focus on industrial management at the University of Bremen. Here she was able to deepen her interdisciplinary knowledge and deal with current technological and organizational problems from industrial production. During her studies she worked as a student trainee for different companies on current projects to gain further experience until she moved to BIBA as a student assistant in 2020. After successfully completing her studies, she joined BIBA as a research assistant and has since been working on process analysis and optimization in the Robotics and Automation department. Her focus is on aviation, where she analyzes different processes and develops new concepts for process optimization, and inland shipping, where she designs new transition points and analyzes their possibilities.

Research interest

  • Process analysis and optimization
  • Sustainable technologies and life cycle assessment
  • Innovative transition points for inland water vessels


RessourcE Developing human resources in service work
Adapt2Mount Development of a health-promoting assembly workplace with adaptive material provision and individual ergonomic optimization
MicroPorts Potential analysis of a multimodal transshipment system for the direct or indirect transshipment of goods between an inland waterway and at least one other freight transport system
exoMATCH Intelligent Exoskeleton/Task Matchmaking


M. Sc. Birte Pupkes
BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH
Hochschulring 20
28359 Bremen

Telephone +49 421 218-50 055