Patrick Metzler joined RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in 2004 as professor for control engineering and computer science. Earlier assignments include positions as group leader and technical lead with Nexpress GmbH and Deere & Company. Nexpress was a joint venture between Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and Eastman Kodak Company. Patrick was involved in the development of the Nexpress 2100 (clean sheet development of a digital printing press employing model based design) and the John Deere AutoTrac-system (GPS-steered farm vehicles). He holds a Ph.D. and a diploma in Electrical Engineering from University of Kaiserslautern. His research interests include control engineering, design of experiments, molecular simulation and electrostatics. Since 2002 Patrick is also a lecturer at ASW, University of Cooperative Education in St. Ingbert.