research

Research interests
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 / Industrial Internet / Industrial Internet of Things / CPS
  • Knowledge, information and data utilization in manufacturing systems and (distributed) supply chains/networks.
  • Closed-loop, item-level Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
  • Machine learning application in manufacturing process chains.
  • (Industrial) Product Service Systems (IPS2/PSS) and Extended Products.
  • Social Network Services (SNS) integration in Product and Service Lifecycle Management (SLM/PLM).
  • (Conceptual) design improvements based on SLM/PLM data.
Research projects (selected)
  • Design for Manufacturability and Assembly for Patented Prototype Used for Recoil Reduction System. 15.May 2017 - 14.May 2018. Outdoor Sport Innovations, LLC (Industry Funding). Role: PI.
  • AM-PET Helmet – Imagining in action, in motion. 01.June 2016 - 30. June 2018. NIH grant #R24 MH106057. Role: Engineering lead. link
  • AimData - Anpassbare Interaktion mit materialwissenschaftlichen Forschungsdaten. 01.January 2016 – 31.December 2018; Grant „Informationsinfrastrukturen für Forschungsdaten“ of the DFG (German Research Foundation). Role: Project manager during grant preparation.
  • InfoSys -  Development of an information system for material science research data utilizing semantic knowledge processing technologies. 01.January 2012 – 31.December 2014; Grant „Informationsinfrastrukturen für Forschungsdaten“ of the DFG (German Research Foundation). Role: Project manager during both, grant preparation and project term. link
  • CRC 570 Distortion Engineering; Subproject B5: Product and Process Design for Distortion Control. 01.January 2001 - 31.December 2011, Grant Collaborative Research Center 570, DFG (German Research Foundation). Role: Researcher. link
  • GreenMI - Extension of the Green Supply Chain with particular reference to the raw materials industry (copper). 01.September 2013 - 30.August 2015; 2 international partners. Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) grant for collaboration between Chile and Germany. Role: Role: Proposal coordinator/project manager during proposal and project term.
  • BOMA (Boat Management). 01.December 2011 - 30.November 2013, European Commission Grant FP7-SME-2011. Role: Researcher. link
Successful grant applications (selected)
  • Recipient of the 2015, 2016, 2017 West Virginia University Faculty Travel Award (US$ 900-1000 ea.).
  • AimData - Anpassbare Interaktion mit materialwissenschaftlichen Forschungsdaten [Customizable interaction of materials science research data]. 01.January 2016 - 31.December 2018; four partners. Grant „Informationsinfrastrukturen für Forschungsdaten“ of the DFG (German Research Foundation). Role: Proposal coordinator.
  • InfoSys -  Development of an information system for materials science research data utilizing semantic knowledge processing technologies. 01.January 2012 – 31.December 2014; three partners. Grant „Informationsinfrastrukturen für Forschungsdaten“ of the DFG (German Research Foundation). Role: Proposal coordinator/project manager.
  • ELLIOT - Experiential Living Lab for the Internet of Things. 01.September 2010 - 27.February 2013; 12 international partners. European Commission Grant FP7 CIP ICT PSP Programme. Role: Contributor to proposal. link
  • PEOPLE - Smart Urban Ecosystems leveraging Open Innovation for promoting and enabling Future E-services. 01.November 2010 - 01.November 2012; 9 international partners. European Commission Grant FP7 CIP ICT PSP ProgrammeRole: Contributor to proposal. link
  • PERIPHERIA - Future Internet (FI) platforms and services for the promotion of sustainable lifestyles in and across emergent networks of “smart” peripheral cities in Europe. 01.November 2010 - 01.May 2013; 12 international partners. European Commission Grant FP7 CIP ICT PSP ProgrammeRole: Contributor to proposal. link
  • GreenMI - Extension of the Green Supply Chain with particular reference to the raw materials industry (copper). 01.September 2013 - 30.August 2015; 2 international partners. Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) grant for collaboration between Chile and Germany. Role: Proposal coordinator/project manager. 
  • Grant for research stay in the USA. 01.August 2013 - 31.May 2014. German Academic Exchange Service. Role: Proposal coordinator/project manager. 
  • Exchange Grant with Egypt. 01.September 2013 - 30.November 2013. German Academic Exchange Service. Role: Proposal coordinator/project manager.