Curriculum Vitae(Click arrow ▶ to expand with details.)
Since 2015-08 ESO Extremly Large Telescope (ELT) System Engineering...Instrumentation Specialist within the ELT Systems Engineering Core Team. Coordinating the Instrumentation support and responsible for instrument/telescope interfaces. Owner of related engineering budgets and Technical Risk Manager within the ELT SE Core Team.
2017-01 / 2019-05 Product and Quality Assurance...Member of the Product and Quality Assurance (PQA) Project Team.
2013-09 / 2015-07 Member of the ELT Embedded Systems Engineering Team...To support the existing Core ELT Systems Engineering team, a new Embedded Systems Engineering Team was formed from staff across engineering departments and disciplines. The aim was to provide the E-ELT Programme with a full range of experienced senior engineering staff who can support, advise and implement systems engineering processes and procedures in support of the E-ELT programme.
2014-11 / 2015-11 Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) 2nd Generation Fringe Tracker...Project Manager and Systems Engineer for the 2nd Generation Fringe Tracker (2GFT).
2012-03 / 2015-12 Systems Engineer at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI)...activity emphasis on the coordination of the different VLTI projects and participation to the 2GFT project.
2008-11 / 2012-03 Physicist/Engineer for interferometry at the VLTI...activity emphasis on the projects Phase Referenced Imaging and Micro Arcsecond Astrometry (PRIMA) and Mirror vibrAtion Measurement systeM for the Unit Telescope (MAMMUT).
2008-07 / 2008-10 Postdoctoral researcher...at the Experimental Quantum Physics group of Prof. Dr. Harald Weinfurter at the Laser Spectroscopy Division of Prof. Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch at the the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Garching.
2013-03 / 2015-05 Master studies of Systems Engineering...M. Systems Eng., conferred by the Munich University for Applied Sciences.
2004-03 / 2008-07 PhD in Physics...Postgraduate studies of quantum physics at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Garching: Dr. rer. nat., conferred by the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.
2000-05 / 2004-01 Study of physics...at LMU in Munich and at MPQ: Diploma in physics, awarded by LMU.
2001-10 / 2004-01 Special Studies in Laser Physics and Quantum Optics..., as part of the Diploma in Physics performed a set of courses and research work related to Laser Physics and Quantum Optics (with a total of 76 European Credit Transfer System ECTS points) certified by LMU.
2001-10 / 2002-09 Vegetative- and Neurophysiology (Med.)...Within my graduate studies I had to choose a non-physics related subsidiary subject and I decided for medicine, in particular physiology.
1998-10 / 2000-05 Study of physics...at LMU in Munich: Intermediate diploma ("Vordiplom") in
physics, awarded by LMU.
Relevant Professional Education and Training
2018-11, 5 Days "Architectural Design"...Professional development course by Project Performance International, held by Mr. Robert Halligan in London, UK.
2017-03 / 2017-08 "Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems"...Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professional Certificate Program (Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)).
- 2017-03 / 2017-04: Architecture of Complex Systems
- 2017-05: Models in Engineering
- 2017-06 / 2017-07: Model Based Systems Engineering: Documentation and Analysis
- 2017-07 / 2017-08: Quantitative Methods in Systems Engineering