I am currently setting up a working group for disassembly system technologies at Trier University of Applied Sciences. From March 2012 to February 2020, I was department head at ZeMA – Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology in Saarbrücken. On top of this, I am a lecturer for industrial robotics and human-technology interaction and head of the international Robotix Academy. My research focuses on the automotive and aerospace industry as well as agile production, and my main research interest is the application of robotics and automation in industrial production. In this context, I lead and contribute to a broad portfolio of innovation and technology transfer projects aiming at the introduction of robotics technologies in the production sector according to Industry 4.0.