Dr. Bauer was born in Bonn in 1978, studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen (Technical University), and was awarded the degree of “Diplom-Ingenieur“ in 2002. As a student, he gained experience in the fields of rapid prototyping at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), control system integrated process monitoring for machine tools at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen, and process monitoring during laser welding at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT). In 2000, he spent four months as exchange student at the Kyoto University of Technology in Japan.
In 2002, he started working as research assistant and doctoral candidate with focus on biomaterials at the Fraunhofer Center for Laser Technology (CLT) in the USA, at the Fraunhofer ILT in Aachen and at the Biomedical Materials and Engineering Research Center (BMEC) of the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China. His