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Meet Daniel

Daniel's current interest lies in the digital transformation of traditional enterprises and manufacturing processes. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, studied both mechanical engineering and economics, and successfully completed an education as a machatronics engineer.


Daniel co-founded the company senseering GmbH. A young startup that accompanies traditional companies on their way to digital transformation. For this purpose senseering GmbH relies on current key technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud & Edge Computing and DLT/Blockchain. In his former life he also co-founded a web services company.


Daniel currently works as a chief engineer and head of department at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen University. His tasks include digital transformation in the context of the Internet of Production. In his former life he also worked for ThyssenKrupp Forged Technologies (formerly ThyssenKrupp Gerlach).

Author and Speaker

Daniel has (co-)authored about 100 scientific publications (mostly available on Researchgate or Google Scholar) and has spoken at over 30 conferences.


In 2017 Daniel was awarded the Manfred-Hirschvogel-Award of the Frank-Hirschvogel-Stiftung in the category Best Ph.D. thesis 2017 in the field of mechanical engineering. In 2016 he received the GfT-Award in the category Best Ph.D. thesis 2016 from the Gesellschaft für Triboligie e.V. and also passed his Ph.D. with summa cum laude. In 2015 he received a Best Paper Award of the WGP Congress 2015 and his student Herman Voigts was awarded with the GfT-Award in the category Bachelor Thesis.