Prof. Dr.-Ing. Valentin Plenk received an diploma in electrical engineering from Technical University of Munich. After gradudating as Diplom-Ingenieur in 1991 he joined the team of the institute for Precision Engineering and Micro Technology as a researcher.
1996 he took up a position as developing engineer hard- and software with Karl Süss KG in Garching. 1997 he started to manage the hard- and software group at Karl Süss’ Garching plant.
Since October 2000 Valentin Plenk teaches control engineering as a full professor at Hof University.
After various small research projects he was elected dean of the department of engineering and managed the department from 2003 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015. Since January 2016 he leads the research team for Cyber-Physical Systems at Hof University’s Institute of Information Systems (iisys).
Since January 2016 he is the scientific head of the Institute of Information Systems (iisys).