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.