Nicolas Mandel received his BSc. in Sports and Technology from the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. He received his MSc. in Biomedical Engineering from the UAS Technikum Vienna in 2017, after writing his Master’s Thesis at the University of Cape Town on FEM simulations of cardiovascular scaffold treatments.
Nicolas was involved in various research and industry projects over the years, aligning with different aspects of his education in a broad variety of countries and began his PhD journey at QUT in February 2019. His research is centred around the question how semantic information can be employed for the benefit of UAV navigation. His ultimate goal is to build a robot with the same properties as Colin from Douglas Adams’ “Mostly Harmless”. He joined the centre in 2020.