Kilian Wasmer is deputy head of the Advanced Materials Processing Laboratory and heads the Dynamical Processes group at Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology). He works on highly dynamic processes but real-time for either quality monitoring or process control. His research includes the fields of tribology, fracture mechanics, all kind of laser processing, machining of materials, etc. The strategy adopted to be successful is to combine specific, various but complementary in-situ methods such as optical and acoustic emission sensors, high-speed camera, etc. with high level signal and image processing based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Before joining Empa in 2004 as postdoc, he received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Imperial College London in 2003.