Education and Occupation:

05/2002: Diplom in Mechanical Engineering, specialization in production engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

09/2007: Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

06/2002 – 11/2010: Research associate at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at the RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Fritz Klocke`s Chair of Manufacturing Technology

11/2010 – 10/2012: Postdoc researcher at Prof. David Dornfeld’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability (LMAS) at the University of California Berkeley

11/2012 – 06/2018: Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis

04/2015: Habilitation, RWTH Aachen University

07/2018 – present: Associate Professor at the University of California Davis


2002: Award for studies from the Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V. (VDW)
2009: F.W. Taylor Medal of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)
2013: SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Researcher
2016: ASME MED Best Organizer of Symposium and Sessions (BOSS) award
2018: UC Davis College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award


02/2008 – 01/2014: Research Affiliate of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)
since 12/2011: Member of Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI)
since 12/2011: Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
since 11/2012: Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
since 08/2016: Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

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