CTM people news
Pratheeba Vimalnath joins as a Research Associate at the IIPM group, Centre for Technology Management (CTM) to work with Dr. Frank Tietze on the Belmont forum funded project on “Intellectual Property Models to Accelerate Sustainability Transitions (IPACST)”. Her research aims to develop evidence-based understanding of the role different IP models and their degrees of openness play in accelerating transition towards sustainability. Prior to joining IfM, she worked as an Oxford Martin Fellow at the University of Oxford to research on IP aspects of emerging open models for discovery and development of affordable medicines. Pratheeba has visited IfM as a Visiting Researcher in 2017. She holds a doctorate degree in Intellectual Property Management, a Master’s degree in Technology Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from India.
Joonmo Ahn is a visiting scholar working with Prof Tim Minsall and Dr Letizia Mortara in CTM and an Assistant Professor at Graduate School of MOT (Management of Technology), Sogang University, South Korea. Prior to joining Sogang University he worked for Korean government agencies, such as the Small Medium Business Administration and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning where he engaged in the development of innovation policies. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea and a Ph.D. from IfM, University of Cambridge, UK. His current research is focused on open innovation in small firms, innovation management, innovation policy and entrepreneurship. His personal website is
Prof Ove Granstrand is Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, to the Institute for Manufacturing during the academic year 2018/2019. He will be working closely with Dr Frank Tietze with the Centre for Technology Management and the Innovation and IP Management Group. While in Cambridge, Prof Granstrand is a visiting fellow at Clare Hall. He served as Professor in Industrial Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology and is founder of CIP – Center for Intellectual Property Studies at Chalmers. His research interest concerns economics and management of technology and innovation. In particular, he has studied innovation, corporate strategy and diversification in multi-technology corporations in Europe, Japan and the USA, as well as various issues related to R&D, intellectual property and intellectual capital more generally. He is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Ove has been a frequent visitor to Stanford's Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Further details are available on the following page:
Lilian Hardorp had joined the CTM in May 2018 as a graduate visiting student in the IIPM Group under the supervision of Dr. Frank Tietze. In her Master’s thesis, she explored the usage of intellectual property information during the innovation process of new products.
Lilian holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). Currently, she is enrolled in the Master of Science program in Consumer Science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). During her studies, Lilian gained academic experience abroad at the Université Aix-Marseille in France and practical experience through internships in consulting and the renewable energy sector.
Prior to joining CTM, Lilian worked for the chair of technology and innovation management at TUM. She has now returned to Germany.
Lukas Kemmer joined the Institute for Manufacturing in Oktober 2018 as a Visiting Graduate Student. He is writing his master thesis at the CTM under the supervision of Dr Thomas Bohné. Lukas’ research focuses on the application of virtual reality (VR) in cyber-human manufacturing systems. Lukas is currently enrolled in the Industrial Engineering and Management Master of Science program at Karlsruhe University of Technology (KIT), where he also pursued his Bachelor of Science degree. During his studies, Lukas gained academic experience abroad at École Polytechnique in Paris and practical experience through internships and research jobs in consulting, software development and manufacturing.
Lukas Hynsky joined the Institute for Manufacturing in April 2018 as a Visiting Graduate Student. He was writing his master thesis at the Centre for Technology Management under the supervision of Dr Thomas Bohné. Lukas' research focused on cyber-human manufacturing systems applying haptic gloves. He has now returned to Germany.
Dr Yujin Jeong received her Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Dongguk University, South Korea in August 2018 under supervision of Dr Byungun Yoon with a thesis on development of advanced technology roadmap through patent analysis and deep learning for strategic management. She joined the Centre for Technology Management in September 2018 as a visiting research fellow and will work at an IIPM(Innovation and IP Management) group with Dr Frank Tietze. Her current research focuses on discovering disruptive innovation based on patent analysis with AI, and she also has interests on IP roadmap, technology roadmap, patent analytics, technology forecasting and foresight, technology planning, and deep learning. You can find her publications on the following web page :
Andreas Leubner joined the Institute for Manufacturing in April 2018 as a Visiting Graduate Student. He was writing his master thesis at the Centre for Technology Management under the supervision of Dr Thomas Bohné. Andreas’ research focusesd on cyber-human manufacturing systems applying haptic gloves. Andreas is currently enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration Master of Science program at RWTH Aachen University, where he also pursued his Bachelor of Science degree. During his studies, Andreas participated in a double master’s degree program in cooperation with Ecole Centrale Lyon and gained practical experience through internships in consulting, the automotive industry and the manufacturing industry. He has now returned to Germany
Dr Heeyong Noh received his PhD degree in Engineering from Ajou University, South Korea under the supervision of Dr Sungjoo Lee. He joined the Centre for Technology Management in March 2018 as a visiting scholar. His current research interests are technology intelligence, discovering promising technology through quantitative analytics, and R&D planning.
Dr Maicon Oliveria’s research focuses on exploring the digitalisation of roadmapping through the use of technologies such as touch-screen, text and speech recognition and data analytics. He is a visiting academic fellow working with Dr. Robert Phaal in CTM-IFM, University of Cambridge. Maicon is a lecturer in Strategic Innovation Management in the Institute of Science Technology, Federal University of Alfenas, Brazil. His areas of interest include: roadmapping, digitalisation, front-end of innovation, servitisation and strategy as practice. In addition to the academic experience, he has also been involved in industrial projects and trainings related to his areas of interest, in particular to roadmapping.
Christoph Rieger joined the Institute for Manufacturing in October 2018 as a Visiting Graduate Student. In his master thesis he will be focussing on the application of virtual reality (VR) in cyber-human manufacturing systems under the supervision of Thomas Bohné.
Christoph is currently enrolled at RWTH Aachen University, where he also pursued his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. There he is completing two postgraduate programmes in mechanical engineering as well as economics. During his studies, Christoph gained academic experience abroad at ETH Zurich and practical experience through internships and research jobs in the biomedical and manufacturing industry
Thaksan Sothinathan joined the Institute for Manufacturing in March 2018 as a Visiting Graduate Student. He was writing his master thesis at the Centre for Technology Management in the IIPM Group under the supervision of Dr Frank Tietze and Leonidas Aristodemou. Thaksan’s research focused on exploring the Intellectual Property Analytics usage in the Innovation Process. Thaksan is currently enrolled in the Electrical Engineering and Business Administration Master of Science program at RWTH Aachen University, where he also pursued his Bachelor of Science degree. During his studies, Thaksan gained academic experience abroad at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras and practical experience through internships in consulting and the electric energy sector.He has now returned to Germany.