Professor in manufacturing and factory planning. Dean and founder director of the Global Production Engineering MSc Program in Solar and Manufacturing at the Technische Universität Berlin. Head of department of assembly and factory management. Leading interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre funded by German National Foundation (DFG). Chairman of annual Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing. He is Fellow of the CIRP Academy of Production Engineering, member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), and member of German Academic Society for Production Engineering. Expertise and teaching in: Manufacturing strategy for sustainability; manufacturing system engineering; assembly systems; factory planning.