Daniel Grasser received his Master’s degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, 2016. During his studies he conducted industrial internships (e.g. Linde Material Handling Corp., Ltd. in Xiamen, China) and was involved in several industrial research projects. For 12 months, he worked on the project “Influence of compressive and tensile surface residual stresses on the results of the micro indentation hardness test”, which was funded by the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. Afterwards, Daniel worked for 7 months as a visiting researcher at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to finish his Master’s thesis with the title “Application of nanoindentation to estimate equi-biaxial surface residual stresses on elastically strained aluminium 6061-T6”.

Daniel joined the mineAlloy cohort at Deakin IFM in November 2017. He is looking forward to working on a new method for wear detection in mining equipment. The goal is to develop a new methodology for wear detection in real-time, and to apply this knowledge in collaboration with our industry partners.