Dr.-Ing. Michael Otto joined the Gear Research Center (FZG) at the Technical University Munich in 2000 as a research assistant and gained his position as head of department in 2006. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, topics of his research activities were load distribution and tooth root carrying capacity. Current research activities include gear geometry, tooth contact analysis and gearbox related NVH. Another main topic is deformation and stress analysis of supporting shafts and bearings in the gearbox. He drives the development of various scientific programs that are available for companies that are member of FVA (German Research Association for Gears and Transmissions). He is head of the research group ‘Calculation and Verification of Transmission Systems’ at FZG, Prof. K. Stahl, TU Munich.