Ulrich Thombansen
Research and Technology Transfer
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Ulrich Thombansen has worked in the field of system design and process control for more than ten years. After studying mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and European engineering management, he started his professional career with programming and electronic circuit design. He extended his competencies in systems simulation to optical and mechanical simulation to support the development of laser-based manufacturing solutions. Ulrich leads research and innovation projects on equipment assessment and dedicated manufacturing equipment, and on the scientific side, he leads a team of researchers within the Cluster of Excellence at RWTH Aachen University which focus on the self-optimisation of manufacturing systems.