Daniel Zontar M.Sc.

On completion of his school leaving certificate, Daniel Zontar initially trained as an industrial business assistant before embarking on his studies at the RWTH Aachen University which he completed with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued to study and earned an MSc, having furthered his knowledge in the subject Automation Engineering.

Daniel Zontar has been an employee of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT since 2009. In the period from 2014 to 2017 he was responsible for “Active alignment for the assembly of optical systems” at the Fraunhofer IPT and took up the position as Manager of the Machine Development and Machine Networking Group in 2018. In his capacity as the Coordinator of International Research and Industry Projects, he has developed a range of technologies used to control assembly cells as well as solutions for special-purpose and classical machine tools. Daniel Zontar has managed the Precision Engineering and Automation Department at the Fraunhofer IPT since June 2018.


YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2020Automated PM-fiber array assembly with high-precision four DOF alignment
Berger, M.; Alippi, A.; Haag, S.; Hoeren, M.; Müller, T.; Zontar, D.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2020Automated sensor-guided packaging of diamond tools
Ehret, S.; Saunders, G.D.; Hillmer, N.; Müller, T.; Hoeren, M.; Zontar, D.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2020Biologische Transformation in der Produktion
Brecher, Christian; Broos, Alexander; Essig, Bernd; Hofmann, Boris; Mallmann, Guilherme; Muecke, Thomas; Queins, Marcus; Streichfuss, Martin; Tavakolian, Armin; Zontar, Daniel
Book Article
2020Directly printed low-cost nanoparticle sensor for vibration measurement during milling process
Min, S.-H.; Lee, T.H.; Lee, G.-Y.; Zontar, D.; Brecher, C.; Ahn, S.-H.
Journal Article
2020Evaluation of Industry 4.0 Data formats for Digital Twin of Optical Components
Schmetz, Arno; Lee, Tae Hun; Hoeren, Maximilian; Berger, Marvin; Ehret, Susanne; Zontar, Daniel; Min, Soo-Hong; Ahn, Sung-Hoon; Brecher, Christian
Journal Article
2020High precision automated tab assembly with micro optics for optimized high-power diode laser collimation
Forrer, M.; Strub, H.; Honig, T.; Koller, N.; Kunz, A.; Moser, H.; Brecher, C.; Hoeren, M.; Zontar, D.
Conference Paper
2020OCT measurement of aspheric polymer lenses for adaptive assembly of micro optical imaging objectives
Riediger, M.; Berger, M.; Hoeren, M.; König, N.; Zontar, D.; Brecher, C.; Schmitt, R.
Conference Paper
2020Offline development of active alignment based on empirical virtual environments
Zontar, D.; Tavakolian, A.; Hoeren, M.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2020Performance comparison between model-based and machine learning approaches for the automated active alignment of FAC-lenses
Hoeren, M.; Zontar, D.; Tavakolian, A.; Berger, M.; Ehret, S.; Mussagaliyev, T.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2019Automated sprue removal from injection moulded micro-optics with ultrasonic cutting
Berger, Marvin; Hoeren, Maximilian; Sauer, Sebastian; Müller, Tobias; Zontar, Daniel; Brecher, Christian
Conference Paper
2019Hybrid modeling of thermo-elastic behavior of a three-axis machining center using integral deformation sensors
Brecher, Christian; Lee, Tae Hun; Tzanetos, Filippos; Zontar, Daniel
Journal Article
2019Investigation of the negative influence of cooling lubricants on the deformation of the machine tool structure
Brecher, Christian; Tzanetos, Filippos; Zontar, Daniel
Conference Paper
2019Lab-on-a Disc - Automated Production of Microfluidic Systmes: Poster presented at Tag der Immunforschung, 19.06.2019, Frankfurt a. M.
Berger, Marvin; Voebel, Toni; Rohrbeck, Malte; Zontar, Daniel; Ducrée, Jens; Brecher, Christian
2019Offline development of active-alignment-algorithms by efficient interpolation of discrete databases
Hoeren, Maximilian; Zontar, Daniel; Sauer, Sebastian; Schmetz, Arno; Berger, Marvin; Müller, Tobias; Brecher, Christian
Conference Paper
2019Simulation of electrical conductivity for nanoparticles and nanotubes composite sensor according to geometrical properties of nanomaterials
Min, Soo-Hong; Lee, Tae Hun; Lee, Sangwook; Song, Ji-Hyeon; Lee, Gil-Yong; Zontar, Daniel; Brecher, Christian; Ahn, Sung-Hoon
Journal Article
2017Active alignment of DOE based structured light application in consumer electronics
Zontar, D.; Müller, T.; Sauer, S.; Hettler, N.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2017Individualized FAC on bottom tab subassemblies to minimize adhesive gap between emitter and optics
Sauer, S.; Müller, T.; Haag, S.; Beleke, A.; Zontar, D.; Baum, C.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2016Flexible assembly module for beam-shaping product families based on support structures
Haag, S.; Rübenach, O.; Beleke, A.; Haverkamp, T.; Müller, T.; Zontar, D.; Wenzel, C.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2016Machine platform and software environment for rapid optics assembly process development
Sauer, S.; Müller, T.; Haag, S.; Zontar, D.
Conference Paper
2016Model-based adhesive shrinkage compensation for increased bonding repeatability
Müller, T.; Schlette, C.; Lakshmanan, S.; Haag, S.; Zontar, D.; Sauer, S.; Wenzel, C.; Brecher, C.; Roßmann, J.
Conference Paper
2015Adjustable mounting device for high-volume production of beam-shaping systems for high-power diode lasers
Haag, S.; Bernhardt, H.; Rübenach, O.; Haverkamp, T.; Müller, T.; Zontar, D.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2015Customizable assembly solutions for optical systems
Müller, T.; Haag, S.; Zontar, D.; Sauer, S.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2015Maximizing coupling-efficiency of high-power diode lasers utilizing hybrid assembly technology
Zontar, D.; Dogan, M.; Fulghum, S.; Müller, T.; Haag, S.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2015Minimal-effort planning of active alignment processes for beam-shaping optics
Haag, S.; Schranner, M.; Müller, T.; Zontar, D.; Schlette, C.; Losch, D.; Brecher, C.; Rossmann, J.
Conference Paper
2015Simultaneous power and beam-shape optimization of an OPSL resonator
Haag, S.; Sauer, S.; Garlich, T.; Seelert, W.; Brecher, C.; Müller, T.; Zontar, D.
Conference Paper
2015Strategies for precision adhesive bonding of micro-optical systems
Müller, T.; Venu, V.K.; Haag, S.; Zontar, D.; Sauer, S.; Wenzel, C.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2015Virtual commissioning of automated micro-optical assembly
Schlette, C.; Losch, D.; Haag, S.; Zontar, D.; Roßmann, J.; Brecher, C.
Conference Paper
2014Chain of refined perception in self-optimizing assembly of micro-optical systems
Haag, S.; Zontar, D.; Schleupen, J.; Müller, T.; Brecher, C.
Journal Article
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.