Thomas Voigtmann works at the DLR Institute of Materials Physics in Space and is project manager of the sounding rocket campaign MAPHEUS-D. He is a theoretical physicist by training, with research interests in the field of rheology, which encompasses the flow phenomena of complex fluids and active materials. He studied at the Technical University of Munich, where he completed his doctorate on glass-forming fluids, and then spent time at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' and the University of Konstanz. Since 2007, he has been working at DLR. There, he leads the Theory and Simulation Group of the Institute of Materials Physics in Space in Cologne in a joint appointment with the University of Düsseldorf since 2014.