Alexander Chaloupka studied physics at the University of Augsburg and was, as a student, working at the Application Center for Material and Environmental research (AMU). In 2013 he joined the branch Functional Lightweight Design of the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology ICT (now Fraunhofer IGCV) where he was responsible for thermophysical and chemical analysis and rheology. In 2016 he got contracted by NETZSCH Analyzing&Testing as a R&D project engineer to push the application of material characterization during manufacturing for process control. In 2018, after developing a worldwide unique dielectric sensor concept with the team at NETZSCH Analyzing&Testing, Alexander Chaloupka became the Manager of the Business Field ‘Process Analytics‘. Process Analytics is NETZSCH‘s contribution to an intelligent and dynamic sensor based production of the future. Alexander has more than 6 years of experience in various production processes of polymer materials and polymer-based composites. He is a specialist in characterization and kinetic modeling. With the Process Analytics business field, he has focused on real-time sensor technology and model-based algorithms for intelligent, automated and robust production to create - together with his team - solutions of tomorrow.