Portrait ML 2020


Michael Lyrenmann

Michael Lyrenmann is the head of the Robotic Fabrication Lab at ETH Zurich and leads the team of technicians to support research in the field of architecture and digital fabrication. In his current job, he combines two fields of expertise he gained experience in during his past work as carpenter with a focus on computer controlled processes and his second education as a IT systems specialist and application developer.
Previously Michael worked at a small IT company specialized in combining hardware, electronics and cloud based applications into customer specific solutions.
Before that he was lead technician at the ETH chair of professor Fabio Gramazio and professor Matthias Kohler, where he built up the first research environment based on an industrial robot in the field of architecture. He led research and integration projects in collaboration with industry partners and researchers.
At the end of the first time at ETH, Michael helped laying the cornerstone for the RFL with first drafts and concepts in close collaboration with Güdel and ABB.

Work Topic

Robotic Fabrication Lab

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication

Lead Technician


Robotic Fabrication Lab


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