Christiane Rau graduated in 2009 of industrial engineering and management at FAU. Her majors were industrial management and information technologies on the BA side, as well as production systems and automation on the side of manufacturing systems engineering. Previous to the work as a Student Assistant, Christiane gained practical experience as a working student for Siemens. Furthermore she worked half a year as an intern at Siemens Switchgear Shanghai Ltd. in China. Aside from that, she joined timely a research project at the Imperial College London to work on a cooperation project under the lead of Prof. John Bessant.