Christoph Brakemeier is a graduate student in business management and mechanical engineering with specialization in the field of production technology at RWTH Aachen University of Germany. He is currently writing his master’s thesis as a visiting student at MIT. His research focuses on complexity management and the assessment of technologies for product platforms. Before joining MIT, Christoph worked at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) where he was a student assistant in the research group Business Development. He gained practical experience during various internships in the German industry.