Curriculum Vitae

Born 07 May 1975


in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

 

 

Academic training 

10/1995 - 07/2001   Studies of physics, Technical University of Berlin
July 2001   Master ("Diplom") of physics
10/2001 - 04/2007   PhD student, Technical University of Berlin, Prof. D. Bimberg
April 2007   PhD in physics


Employments and research visits 

04/1998 - 04/2001   Student teaching assistant in an experimental lab course (TU Berlin)
10/2001 - 04/2007   Research assistant (TU Berlin)
04/2007 - 12/2007   Post-Doctoral researcher (TU Berlin)
10/2009 - 11/2009   Research visit: ETH Zürich (Prof. K. Ensslin)
01/2008 - 09/2012   Research associate (University of Duisburg-Essen)
10/2011 - 09/2012   Post-Doctoral researcher (University of Cambridge, UK)
Since 10/2012   Research associate (University of Duisburg-Essen)


Project experience

04/2003 - 10/2004   EU project: "Self-assembled nanostructured materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications" (NANOMAT)
- Coordinator of the workpackage "Principles of memory and logic devices"
07/2003 - 07/2007   EU Network of Excellence: "Self-assembled semiconductor nanostructures for new devices in photonics and electronics" (SANDiE)
- Coordinator of the "Transport task force"
10/2007 - 12/2007   Project of the German Research Foundation (DFG): "A non-volatile memory based on quantum dots" (QD-Flash)
- Responsible Post-doctoral researcher for the project
09/2009 - 02/2013 EU joint research project within the NanoSci-E+ initiative: "Coupling of single quantum dots to two-dimensional systems” (QD2D)
- Coordinator of the project
09/2010 - 08/2012 Sub-project "Assembly and characterization of graphene-based Lithium-Ion batteries" within the BMBF-funded joint research project "Usage of graphene in energy technologies"
- Co-applicant of the sub-project
11/2010 - 10/2012 Joint research project within the Mercator Research Center Ruhr: "Revealing the level structure of electron, hole and excition systems in self-organized InAs quantum dots" (Aufschlüsselung der Niveaustruktur von Elektronen-, Löcher- und Exzitonen-Systemen in selbstorganisierten InAs Quantenpunkten)
- Co-applicant of the project
Since 11/2011 Joint research project "Hochfunktionale Speicher (Hofus)" within BMBF-funded scheme "Validierung des Innovationspotenzials wissenschaftlicher Forschung – VIP"
- Co-applicant/Sub-contractor


Memberships and more

The Carl-Ramsauer Award in physics 2007 (Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin)
Member of the "Deutsche physikalische Gesellschaft" (DFG)
Member of the "Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen" (CeNIDE)
Member of the "Global Young Faculty" (GYF)
Member of the "Young Researcher Network" (YRN)
Nanowissenschaftspreis, Award from the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Nanotechnologie-Kompetenzzentren in Deutschland" (AGeNT-D) 2011

 

Research

My research interest is located in the area of optical and transport properties of semiconductor nanostructures, which includes optical spectroscopy and magnetotransport measurements of nanoparticles and self-assembled quantum dots and perspectives for future (quantum) devices. Within this area, I am interested in time-resolved transport measurements of quantum dots interaction with a two-dimensional electron or hole gas. This is of fundamental interest to study non-equillibrium electron and hole states in such zero-dimensional nano-objects as well as testing the limits of future nanomemories.

Projects

Joint research project “Coupling of single quantum dots to two-dimensional systems” (QD2D), which is funded by the European Commission within the NanoSci-ERA initiative.

Project "Assembly and characterization of graphene-based Lithium-Ion batteries" within the BMBF-funded joint research project "Usage of graphene in energy technologies".

Joint research project within the Mercator Research Center Ruhr: "Revealing the level structure of electron, hole and excition systems in self-organized InAs quantum dots" (Aufschlüsselung der Niveaustruktur von Elektronen-, Löcher- und Exzitonen-Systemen in selbstorganisierten InAs Quantenpunkten).

Joint research project "Highly functional memories" (Hochfunktionale Speicher) within BMBF-funded scheme "Validierung des Innovationspotentials (VIP)".