Nikolas Theissen

Doctoral student


Telephone: (+46)8-790 9537, (+46)70-1667446


Visiting Address: Brinellvägen 68, room P326


Nikolas Theissen is a German doctoral student in Production Engineering since July 2017 at the KTH Department for Production Engineering. He has studied Industrial Engineering B.Sc. at the University of applied sciences Rhein-Waal in Cleves, Germany, and Production Engineering and Management M.Sc. at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His supervisor, senior research scientist and director Andreas Archenti, first employed him in 2015 for the XPRES (Excellence In Production Research) project VMSS (Virtual Machining System Simulator). Nikolas decided to continue his education at KTH after his master thesis on the Characterization of a 6 axes manipulator under static load conditions in the year 2017.

Nikolas serves as the Programansvarig doktorand (PhD student/ PhD program student representative) from 2017 until 2018.

Research Interests/Research

Nikolas researches the design, control and manufacture of precision metrology equipment for the modelling, measurement, identification and optimization of the capabilities of production equipment in the field of machining.

This research intends to provide the manufacturing industry with measurement equipment which poses a successful solution to the contradictory constraints of time, quality and cost to optimize tool path trajectories or access and rank the capability of versatile production equipment.


July 2017 - June 2020

Doctoral Student

Topic: Design, control and manufacture of precision metrology equipment

Manufacturing and Metrology Systems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 2015 - June 2017 

Production Engineering and Management M.Sc.

Thesis: "Characterization of a 6 axes manipulator under static load conditions"

KTH Royal Institute of Technology 

Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Semester abroad

The Institute for Technological and Higher studies Monterrey

Monterrey, Mexico

Sep 2011 - Feb 2015

Industrial Engineering B.Sc.

Thesis: "Design of a haptic factory simulation including an RFID system for the automated acqusition, processing and analysis of data"

Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Cleves, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

June 2016 - Aug 2016

Student Trainee

Focus: Strategic Procurement

Siemens AG

Erlangen, Germany

Oct 2015 - Dec 2016

Student assistant

Focus: Kinematic errors of machine tools


KTH Royal Institute of Technology 

Stockholm, Sweden

March 2015 - Sep 2015

Student Trainee

Focus: Strategic procurement

Siemens AG

Erlangen, Germany

March 2014 - Aug 2014


Focus: Factory Layout and Design

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Friedrichshafen, Germany

July 2013 - Sep 2013


Focus: Modelling for the economic evaluation of steam power plants

RWE Power AG

Essen, Germany


Nikolas collaborated in the following projects:

  • EU Horizon2020 COROMA (Cognitively enhanced robot for flexible manufacturing of metal and composite parts)



Nikolas contributes to the following courses at KTH:

In his 3rd cycle education he has taken:

  • SG3130 Uncertainty Measurement
  • Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacture at DTU 


  1. Theissen, N., A. Klein und S. Dederichs. Industrial Internet Model Factory (“Lean Game 4.0”). In: C. Haag und T. Niechoj, Hg. Digital manufacturing. Prospects and challenges. Marburg: Metropolis-Verlag, 2016, S. 14. ISBN 978-3-7316-1156-1.

Belongs to: Department of Production Engineering
Last changed: Feb 11, 2019