I am Head of Research at DMG MORI,
the world’s largest manufacturer of CNC turning and milling machines.
Since 2012 I manage the software focused research collaborations of the DMG MORI group, 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.