Joost Meyer, born 1976, has been a research assistant at the Department of Visual Arts (previously Department of Sculptural Design) since 2011. He studied sculpture design at the University of Applied Science Aachen with Prof. Lutz Brockhaus (1996 - 2002). His studies are characterized by longer stays abroad in Harare, Zimbabwe (supported by a DAAD travel scholarship) and Split, Croatia. From 2003 - 2012 he worked at a design office in Aachen. At the department he combines his artistic background and his experiences with scientific questions, which concentrate on the interaction between manual techniques and digital design methods. This interest of research is also reflected in his courses and in his upcoming doctoral thesis. In 2017, the seminar "Digital Me_Modellieren im Spannungsfeld manueller und digitaler Methoden" (Digital Me_Modeling in the Conflict Field of Manual and Digital Methods), conducted together with Federico Garrido (German University of Cairo), won the Ultimaker Educational Challenge.