Team

Founder | CEO | Dr.-Ing. Michael A. Kraus

Michael Anton Kraus studied Civil Engineering from 2008 to 2013 at the Technical University Munich with a specialization in structural engineering. From 2012 to 2014 he was selected for the Honours program of the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering (BGCE), which is part of the Elitenetzwerk Bayern. 

From 2015 to 2019 Michael Kraus worked at the Institute and Laboratory for Structural Engineering at the Bundeswehr University Munich. In February 2019 he defended his PhD thesis on “Machine Learning Techniques for the Material Parameter Identification of Laminated Glass in the Intact and Post-Fracture State“. In January 2020 he joined the Stanford University CA/USA to collaborate as Post-Doc researcher with Prof. Christian Linder  in the field of applying AI on modelling of materials and structures. 
Special aspects of his research lie in the fields of the application of uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis, material modelling and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to practical engineering problems and especially in the field of structural (glass) engineering. 

Founder | CEO | Dr.-Ing. Michael Drass

Michael Drass studied civil engineering at University of Applied Sciences Mainz with special focus on new joining technologies in timber engineering. After his studies he worked for 5 years as a research assistant at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design (ISM+D) at the TU Darmstadt. In the context of his PhD, Dr. Drass worked on the topic "Constitutive Modelling and Failure Prediction of Silicone Adhesives in Facade Design. 
After his PhD he founded the Start-Up M&M Network-Ing with his colleague Dr. Michael A. Kraus., which combines topics of artificial intelligence, nonlinear mechanics and constructive glass engineering. Furthermore Dr. Drass is still working at ISM+D as a Post-Doc.