I work as Head of Research in DMG MORI’s software division, the world’s largest manufacturer of CNC lathes and milling machines. Otherwise, I am highly interested in tech, IT and science.
Since 2012 I manage the software focused research collaborations of the DMG MORI group (formerly known as Gildemeister AG), in particular the projects of the “it's OWL” research cluster. In the context of the fourth industrial (r)evolution, cutting-edge research in the context of computerization of the manufacturing industry is applied to real world problems. This leads to novel solutions like cyber-physical production systems, the application of cloud computing in industrial environments and implementing the vision of the internet of things.
I studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bielefeld in Germany and hold a PhD in theoretical physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, based on research carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Physics between 2008 and 2011. This work was continued at the Northeastern University in Boston, USA as an NSF-funded postdoctoral research associate. My research work in the area of string theory was focused on F-theory phenomenology and related mathematical questions.
Computers, electronics and fundamental science have been at the center of my interest for as long as I can remember. More recently, I have been very interested in AI research (deep learning and neural networks) and blockchain technology. When I find the time, I code simple tools, try to improve this website or write the occasional article.