Daniel Thiem, M.Sc.

Research Associate

Merckstraße 25
64283 Darmstadt
Room S3/06 109

phone: +49 6151 16-23877



The focus of my research is the development of a micromechanical planar rotary drive. In my current project PlateDrive, I use a cilia-based system to convert vibrational movement into a rotary movement. During this project I will focus on:

  • Optimization of a manufacturing-process of parallel tilted carbon fiber arrays
  • Tribological effects of a contact through a carbon fiber array
  • Dynamic bending behaviour of short carbon fibers and the culmulative bending behaviour of carbon fibers in an array

 Please see the Micromechatronics and Medical Robotics Group page for further information about our projects.

Current Projects

  • PlateDrive
    (2016-2019, funded by German Research Foundation (grant no. SCHL 532/13-1), "Planarer Miniaturisierter Rotationsantrieb - PlateDrive")

Short Biography

Daniel Thiem received his MSc. in precision engineering form Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, in 2016. He is currently research associate in the Micromechatronics and Medical Robotics Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Selected Publications

A full publication list can be found on the bibliography server of TU Darmstadt.

  • D. B. Thiem, A. Carrasco, J. Cardoletti, L. Alff, and H. F. Schlaak,
    Rotary Planar Actuator Using Mechanical Anisotropy of Tilted Carbon Fiber Arrays
    In: Innovative Small Drives and Micro-Motor Systems; 11th GMM/ETG-Symposium, 2017, pp. 131–135.

Teaching / Lehre

  • Management für Ingenieure (Assistent)
  • Praktische Entwicklungsmethodik (Gruppenbetreuer)

Open Theses

The following subjects are possible topics for bachelor and master thesis. Please feel free to contact me with different interests and suggestions for other topics.


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Fachgebiet Mikrotechnik und Elektromechanische Systeme (M+EMS)


Daniel Thiem, M.Sc.

S3/06 131
Merckstr. 25
64283 Darmstadt

+49 6151 16-23877
+49 6151 16-23852

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