Ruth Jiang


Research Associate

Ruth Jiang
Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)


Building: 3011

Room: B365

Kackertstrasse 7, 3rd Floor

52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 99177
Fax: +49 241 80 92367


  • Contact person for thesis supervision requests
  • Course: Strategic Technology Management (Master)
  • DFG Graduate Researcher Program for Ramp-Up Management
  • Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries"
  • Contact person for topics related to additive manufacturing at TIM Group


  • Research Associate at the RWTH Aachen University Technology and Innovation Management Group (TIM) since December 2013
  • Studies of Business Administration and Engineering with majors in Electrical Energy Technology and Innovation Management at RWTH Aachen University and the University of San Diego (B.Sc./M.Sc.)
  • Stipendiary at the DFG Graduate Researcher Program 1491 on Ramp-Up Management (

Research Interests

  • Economic implications of 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing technologies
  • Future Studies


Research Articles

  • Jiang, R.; Kleer, R.; Piller, F.T. (2017) Predicting the future of additive manufacturing: A Delphi study on economic and societal implications of 3D printing for 2030. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 117 (April 2017), 84-97.
  • Hankammer, S.; Jiang, R.; Kleer, R.; Schymanietz, M. (2016) From Phonebloks to Google Ara. A Case Study of the Application of Sustainable Mass Customization. Procedia CIRP, 51, 72-78.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Jiang, R.; Kleer, R.; Piller, F.T. (2016) The Future of Additive Manufacturing: A Delphi Study Predicting Trends and Developments for 2030. Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, USA.
  • Jiang, R.; Kleer, R.; Piller, F.T. (2016) The Future of Additive Manufacturing: A Delphi-based Analysis for 2030. Proceedings of the ISPIM Innovation Forum 2016, Boston, MA, USA.

Book chapters

  • Poprawe, R.; Bleck, W.; Piller, F.T.; Schuh, G.; Barg, S.; Bohl, A.; Bremen, S.; Bültmann, J.; Hinke, C.; Jiang, R.; Kleer, R.; Merkt, S.; Prahl, U.; Riesener, M.; Schrage, J.; Weller, C.; Ziegler, S. (2017) Direct, Mold-Less Production Systemsm in: Integrative Production Technology, 2017, 23-111, Springer International Publishing.