Co-Founder & Head of Mechanical Engineering

Lilium co-founder Sebastian Born

At the age of seven, Sebastian Born announced to his sister that he would 'become an inventor.' By age 14 he had cracked computer programming and was already developing his own electronic devices. After completing his Bachelors Degree at Technical University of Berlin while also working as a research student at the Fraunhofer Institute, Sebastian went on to complete a Masters in Development and Construction at Technical University of Munich and started his career at the Institute of Machine Elements as a research associate.

As Co-Founder and Head of Mechanical Systems and Verification, Sebastian is responsible for the development and design of the aircraft structure, with a focus on composites, as well as all testing activities, including flight test.