Frank T. Piller is a sought-after researcher, keynote speaker, and corporate adviser on innovation management and digital value creation. He a professor of technology & innovation mgmt at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technolog1y. He also is a co-founder of the MIT Smart Customization Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prof. Piller's recent research focuses on the need of established corporations to deal with disruptive business model innovations and supporting organizational structures and cultures, especially in the age of Industrie 4.0, Digital Transformation, and the Internet of Things. As the academic leader of the largest German cross- industry network on "Business Model Innovation for Industrie 4.0", an initiative of more than 40 companies organized by VDI, he is involved in drafting the digital agenda of many German world market & technology leaders. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of the Germany’s National Platform Industrie 4.0, a multi- stakeholder initiative organized by BMBF and BMWi.
J. Michael Köhler is the head of the Department of Physical Chemistry and Microreaction Technology at the Technical University of Ilmenau (Germany) since 2001. He studied Chemistry in Halle an der Saale and Jena, where he also habilitated in General and Physical Chemistry (1992). He led a research department at the Institute of High Technologies in Jena between 1991 and 2001. During this time, he also taught at the Universities of Wuppertal and Jena. Professor Koehler inter alias has edited books on microlithography, micro system technology and nanotechnology. His current research interests are focussed on nanotechnology, on application of droplet-based microfluidics in nanoparticle syntheses and bioscreenings and on physicochemical aspects of sustainable chemistry.
Nanoparticle syntheses Bioscreenings Physicochemical Droplet-based microfluidics