Frank is Professor of Innovation Engineering at the University’s Department of Engineering, where he leads the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) laboratory. He currently serves as President of the EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association and is departmental editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He currently is course director for the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Part IIB. Frank is affiliated to the Cambridge Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL).
Frank holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree from the University of Cambridge, a Doctoral degree (Dr rer pol) in economics and social sciences from Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), a Master of Science (MSc) degree from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and a German Diplom degree (Dipl-Ing oec.) in industrial engineering and management.