Director of the Institute - Shaping and Functional Materials

since 2003-today Director at  Fraunhofer IFAM, Division of Shaping and Functional Materials as well as Professorship of Near Net Shape Technology, Faculty Production Engineering, University Bremen  
2001-2003 Head of research area Production Processes and Development Proceedings, responsibility for production research within Volkswagen group  
1997-2001 Member of the research management at Volkswagen group, responsible for management, finance, business management, research marketing and technology preplanning  
1996 Habilitation in the field of materials based production engineering, University of Paderborn  
1994 - 1997 Head of the development division  „Lost Foam” at Volkswagen AG  
1992 - 1994
Chief engineer in the laboratory for materials science and joining technology, University of Paderborn  
1992 PhD degree in the area of light metal casting, University of Paderborn  
1988 – 1992 Research assistant in the laboratory for materials science and joining technology, University of Paderborn  
1981 – 1988 Studies of mechanical engineering focusing on production engineering at the University of Paderborn, parallel graduation in musical studies