Being a theoretical physicist by training, I am inspired by the beauty and effectiveness of biological mechanisms. My work evolves around topics from cell biology and fundamental questions in theoretical biophysics. I enjoy pure theory as much as hands-on work in the laboratory.
Professor at LMU Munich, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Associated with the Chair of Bacteriology and Mycology (Reinhard Straubinger)
11/2016 - 07/2020
Group leader at Forschungszentrum Jülich,
Institute of Biological Information Processing-5 (Gerhard Gompper)
02/2014 - 11/2016
DAAD Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University with Howard A. Stone
07/2013 - 12/2013
Postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University with Ulrich Schwarz
05/2012 - 06/2013
R&D in industry. TWT-GmbH; working for PORSCHE AG
and in the research project "intelligent Zero Emission Urban System"
02/2009 - 04/2012
PhD in Theoretical Physics, Stuttgart University
Advisor: Udo Seifert
09/2004 - 08/2008
Diploma in Physics, Heidelberg University
- LMU-Munich 2020: Lecturer for the course "Stochastic Networks"
- Cologne University 2018 - 2019: Lecturer for courses on „Statistical Physics of Soft and Biological Matter“ and „Computational Soft Matter Physics“
- Cologne University 2017 - 2018: Co-facilitator of the seminars "Biophysical applications of stochastic thermodynamics" and "Biophysics of bacterial systems"
- Forschungszentrum Jülich 2016 - 2020: Supervision of four PhD students and two visiting Master students
- Princeton University 2014: Supervision of a student thesis on time-reversal symmetry in electric networks
- Stuttgart University 2009 – 2012: Teaching assistant for theory courses on numerical physics, mechanics, electrodynamics, statistical physics, advanced quantum mechanics
- Stuttgart University 2011: Supervision of a diploma thesis on theory of electrophoresis
- Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA 2007: Teaching assistant at the MBL course in cell physiology