graduated from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2003 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Then he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Machine Elements and Gear Research Centre (FZG) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) from 2003 to 2010. In 2011 he obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering, with a thesis on “Gear load-carrying capacity for lubrication with semifluid gear greases”. In 2010, he joined Klüber Lubrication in Munich. He is working in the company’s marketing and application engineering department, where he is responsible for Klüber’s industrial gear oils. He is a member of different working groups within the Research Association for Power Transmission Engineering (FVA), the German Society for Petroleum and Coal – Science and Technology (DGMK), and the Standards Committee Mechanical Engineering (NAM).