Project Manager @ Fraunhofer IPA
Dirk Michels studied chemical engineering at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, Germany. From September 2000 he was scientific staff at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart. From 2006 to 2014 he held various positions with responsibility in projects and personnel in various companies in the paint processing industry as well as in consulting. Since 2014 he has been working as a project manager in the department of Coating Systems and Painting Technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). His major topics are the development and planning of innovative coating processes as well as the optimization of existing paint shops.