Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1999
    Studied at LMU Munich, Germany, toward the Diplom degree

  • 1995
    Vordiplom (intermediate examination) in physics (mark of 1.1 – "very good")

  • 1996 – 1997
    Visiting Student at the University of Oxford, UK; Laboratory project in the group for combustion physics and nonlinear optics under Prof. P. Ewart

  • 1999
    Diplom degree in physics, LMU Munich (mark of 1.0 – "with distinction"); Diplom thesis under the chair of experimental condensed matter physics with Private Lecturer Dr A. Lorke: "Magneto-transport in lateral semiconductor superlattices under the influence of symmetry breaking"

  • 2000 – 2004
    Dissertation under the chair of experimental condensed matter physics with Prof. J. P. Kotthaus: "Electron–phonon cavities: Transport studies of freestanding quantum dots"

  • 2004
    Doctorate in physics, LMU Munich (mark of 0.8 – "magna cum laude")

  • 2000 – 2005
    Staff researcher under the chair of experimental condensed matter physics at LMU Munich: worked on German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) joint project "Electron correlation and dissipation processes in semiconductor quantum structures"

  • 2005 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Physics & California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara with Prof. A. N. Cleland: worked on two research projects in the area of quantum information processing

  • 2007 – 2012
    Assistant professor under the chair of experimental condensed matter physics at LMU Munich (04/2007 – 09/2008 and 10/2009 – 12/2012)

  • 2008 – 2009
    Acting professor (W2) for the chair of experimental condensed matter physics at LMU Munich (10/2008 – 09/2009)

  • Since 2013
    Professor (W3) of experimental physics at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Selected publications

  • See my profile under researcher ID E-9973-2010


Selected projects

  • "Nanoelectromechanical resonators" (in collaboration with Prof. Jörg Kotthaus, 2010 – 2013) – funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • "Dynamic force field mapping of living cells" (in collaboration with Dr Doris Heinrich, 2011 – 2013) – funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the framework of the programme "Integration of Molecular Components in Functional Macroscopic Systems"

  • "Quantum Nanomechanical Systems" (QNEMS Consortium, 2010 – 2012) – funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Additional qualifications

  • Since 2007 Mentor for the German National Academic Foundation


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