Michael is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fraunhofer Singapore Research Ltd and Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Security (FSR-CAIS). He collaborates with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and co-heads the Collaborative Research Centre FSR@NTU and holds an adjunct appointment with Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE). At Fraunhofer, Michael and his team work on R&D of novel security solutions and their translation from fundamental research into innovation and applications.
Michael is affiliated with the Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, where he is a coordinator for the National Quantum-Safe Network (NQSN) activities. He is an adjunct professor at GLOBIS university at Japan’s largest MBA university, and adjunct associate at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Previously, Michael co-headed the department Cyber-Physical Systems Security at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT). In the past, Michael was affiliated with the German National Research Center for Security and Privacy ATHENE, where he was responsible for the cross-institutional management of the research area “Secure Things” in the center's institution’s predecessor CASED. Since 2022 he is affiliated with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC) in Munich.
Michael has more than 20-year professional experience in cyber security, cryptographic engineering, and computer science and cross-domain background in electrical engineering, data analytics, artificial intelligence, optics and applied physics, and business management.