Dr.-Ing. Martin Dazer

Dr.-Ing. Martin Dazer

Reliability Skillset

  • Life Data Analysis
  • Reliability Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Design for Reliability
  • FMEA & FTA
  • Accelerated Life Testing
  • Degradation Testing
  • Design of Experiments
  • Determination of Load Spectra


Martin Dazer started his mechanical engineering studies at the Duale Hochschule Stuttgart and moved to the University of Stuttgart for his master’s degree. In 2015 he began working on his PhD as an academic staff member at Technologie Transfer Initiative GmbH in cooperation with the Institute for Machine Elements and Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH. After completing his PhD project at the end of 2017, he took over as head of the Powertrain and Reliability Technology research areas at the Institute of Machine Elements. Mr. Dazer is responsible for approx. 20 employees in his research areas in terms of expertise and human resources. In addition, he is involved in the VDI Product and Process Design Advisory Board and the Reliability Management Technical Committee. As a guest member, he participates in the DKE committee on international standardization in the reliability field. In addition, Mr. Dazer is part of the program committee at various scientific conferences and symposia such as the RAMS Symposium or the Technical Reliability Conference. In 2019, he received his Ph.D. with honors from Prof. Bertsche and Prof. Schmauder.

Mr. Dazer began his reliability research as part of his doctoral project at Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH. Using a newly developed stochastic lifetime simulation, it was possible for the first time to virtually calculate the reliability of the braking system. With this robust prior reliability knowledge, reliability assessments can be carried out very early in the development process without the need for cost-intensive prototype tests, and the prior knowledge can also be used to optimize physical testing. For the respective individual use case, the best test strategy can thus be determined in the trade-off between accuracy, cost and time. Due to the high scientific innovation and the outstanding industrial relevance, Mr. Dazer was awarded his doctorate summa cum laude and received the Südwestmetall-Förderpreis 2020 for his dissertation “Reliability Test Planning with Consideration of Prior Knowledge from Stochastic Lifetime Calculation”.

Even before the foundation of RelTest-Solutions, Mr. Dazer started consulting activities around issues of reliability engineering, testing and test methodology. The focus of the challenges in the industrial application is often to develop an efficient reliability proof. These questions tie in seamlessly with the doctoral research as well as the research of Mr. Dazer that builds on it. The knowledge gained through the research activities can thus be used directly in the application. Numerous companies from very different disciplines, from simple structural mechanical failure of the brake system to electrochemical corrosion of a gas sensor, benefit from this direct knowledge transfer. For the publication of the latest scientific and application-related findings at technical conferences, he was awarded the Best Paper Award of the RAMS Symposium as well as the Technical Reliability Conference.