Curriculum Vitae

1998
Bachelor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Participant in 1-year exchange program at Dartmouth through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2000
Diplomingenieur
"Characterization of Diesel Injection and Soot Formation by Optical Measurement Techniques in a High Pressure Chamber ", Rheinisch - Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen,
Advisors: Prof. Stefan Pischinger, Dr. Michael Boye
2005
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering): „Laser Imaging for Measurements in Unsteady Flows“, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Advisor: Prof. Marshall B. Long
20052007
Postdoctoral Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories - Combustion Research Facility, Livermore, CA, USA
20072010
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories - Combustion Research Facility, Livermore, CA, USA
since 2011
Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics (IVG)

Professional Activities
Coordinator of the Engine Group in the Engine Combustion Network, http://www.sandia.gov/ecn/

Awards
2005: Harding-Bliss prize for “Excellence in Engineering and Applied Science“, Yale University
2008: Award for “Excellence in Oral Presentation“, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
2010: 5-year starting grant through the “Program for young scientists returning from abroad“ (translated title) by the State of Northrhine-Westfalia

Memberships
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
The Combustion Institute