Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Biol. Daniel Meyer


Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Biol. Daniel Meyer

Chief Engineer Manufacturing Technologies

Departments: Manufacturing Technologies

+49 421 218 51149
Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien - IWT
FZB - Room 0460
Badgasteiner Str. 3
28359 Bremen

Personal data

Research profiles

Mechanical Surface Treatment
Metalworking Fluids
Surface Integrity


Academic training with degree


Diploma (Dipl.-Biol.) in Biology/Chemistry at the University of Bremen

04/2004 – 11/2004    

Diploma thesis at the Center for Human Genetics (ZHG) in the field of thyroid tumor research

Supervisor: Prof. Bullerdiek

10/1999 – 11/2004

Biology studies (University of Bremen)


Scientific degrees

2012 – (August) 2022Habilitation (venia legendi) in the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen, colloquium expected in August 2022


Dr.-Ing. Dissertation in the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen

Dissertation topic: Heat treatment-free production of surface-hardened components by mechanically induced hardening

Supervisor: Prof. Brinksmeier


Professional career since graduation

10/2016 – 3/2017Visiting Researcherand Lecturer at the Freeform Optics Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), USA, with Prof. M.A. Davies
Since 06/2012

Chief Engineer of the Division Manufacturing Technologies at the University of Bremen Faculty of Production Engineering and the Leibniz-IWT

2011 – 2016Post Doc Research Engineer and Project Coordinator of a European project on science-based analysis of the working mechanisms, maintenance, and supply of coolant lubricants
Since 2012University Lecturer of advanced courses „Energy- and resource-efficient metalworking“ and “Manufacturing and Surface Integrity” (Master’s program) as well as “Manufacturing Technologies” (Bachelor’s program), University of Bremen

07/2006 – 05/2012

Research Engineer working on manufacturing processes. Third-party funded projects on heat-treatment-free production lines by mechanically induced microstructural transformations

01/2005 – 05/2006

Scientific Assistant working on human cancer research. Investigations on the correlation between thyroid cancer and chromosomal aberrations of the hot spot region 19q13.4.
Center for Human Genetics (ZHG), Bremen, Germany


2017Scholarship of the Hans-and-Clara-Lenze Foundation to promote a research stay at UNCC, USA


Otto Kienzle Commemorative Medal of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP)


Inclusion in the "4 times 40 under 40" of the magazine "Capital" (award for the most influential young scientists in Germany)


Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG)


F.W. Taylor Medal of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)

Offices and Memberships

2018 – 2019

Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Surface Integrity in Machining" of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing

Since 08/2018

Associate Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)   

Since 01/2015   

Early Career Investigator at the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes

Since 05/2014

Elected Member and Alumni of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)
Since 2014Member and sub-project-leader of different Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) 1232/ TRR 136 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) including collaborations with the Aachen University (RWTH), the Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the Max–Planck–Society. Advanced interdisciplinary research focusing on the material behavior in post-processing and the development of new materials by high-throughput approaches to optimize alloy compositions
2012Editor of Procedia Engineering (Elsevier) Vol. 19, Proceedings of the 1st CIRP Conference on Surface Integrity, pp. 1-414
Since 2012

Reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals. Besides others:

Precision Engineering, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing, Machining Science and Technology, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Procedia CIRP, New Biotechnology

Since 2012Member of the Steering Committee and the International Programme Committee of the CIRP CSI Conference series
Since 2012Mentor of 7 Dr.-Ing. theses
2011 – 2017Research Affiliate of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)
Since 2006Supervisor and Reviewer of 16 Master- and Bachelor theses



Researcher ID:        P-7906-2015



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