Education and scientific experiences

1996
secondary school degree at Hermann-Ehlers-Oberschule Berlin, Germany including special lectures by the "Studienkreis Wilmersdorf" for excellent scholars, matriculation at the Physics faculty, Technical University of Berlin
1998
Bachelor in Physics ("Vordiplom")
1998
to 2000
selected lectures on applied solid state physics, theoretical solid state physics, methods of modern mathematical physics, quantum and corpuscular optics, theoretical physics, European Laser Academy, seminars about non-linear dynamics and stochastic differential equations
2000
matriculation at the Mathematics faculty, Technical University of Berlin
 
jobs at the SRI2000 and IFES2001 in Berlin, Germany, participation at the Annual Meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), first invitedtalk (on quantum dots): seminar at the Universität Hamburg, Germany
2002
Master in Physics (Dipl.-Phys., supervisor: Prof. E. Schöll) Thesis: "Modellierung von bistabilen Quantenpunktstrukturen" (Numerical simulations of semiconductor devices with embedded quantum dots)
2002
Bachelor in Mathematics ("Vordiplom")
2002
to 2005
PhD student at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Germany, Department Materials, Synchrotron microtomography group (BAMline @ BESSY)

parallel: selected lectures in mathematics - complex analysis, numerical methods, seminar about simulations of semiconductor devices

2003
two months scientific guest visitor at the ID19 @ ESRF, Grenoble, France, supervised by L. Helfen and P. Cloetens
 
talks at international conferences (METFOAM2003, Berlin, Germany and WCNDT2004, Montreal, Canada)
 
foundation of a consortium including scientific (ESRF, BAM, FZK - ANKA, CEA LETI) and industrial partners (Photonic Science, InnospeXion, Optique Peter, FEE GmbH) for a proposal within the 6th framework program of the European Community: "Thin scintillating films for X-ray imaging - ScinTax"
from 2005
Post-doc position at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Research Center Karlsruhe), Institute for Synchrotron Radiation ANKA, Imaging group, tasks: installation of a microtomography facility at the bending magnet port TopoTomo (mechanics, detector systems for submicrometer resolution and fast radiography including scintillators, tender call for a double multilayer monochromator, approx. 1.5 mio budget) with additional option of digital white beam X-ray topography, installation of high performance computing and software resources, acquisition and supervising of industrial projects including organisation of a workshop for potential industrial users and representation at exhibitions, acquisition and supervising of master and PhD students, acquisition and local contact for users of the microtomography facility
2006
PhD in Physics (Dr.-Ing., supervisor: Prof. J. Banhart) Thesis: "Untersuchung komplexer Materialsysteme mittels Synchrotron-Tomographie und 3D-Bildanalyse" (Investigations on complex material systems by synchrotron tomography and 3D image analysis) day of oral defense: 28th april 2006
 
two weeks invited scientific guest visitor at the SciSoft group of the ESRF, Grenoble, France, supervised by Claudio Ferrero
 
talks at international conferences (ECNDT2006, Berlin, Germany and DIR2007, Lyon, France)
 
Participation HERCULES Imaging specialized lectures (HSC1) at ESRF, Grenoble, France
 
negotiations with the EC and the ScinTax consortium after acceptance of the FP6 proposal, 20th october 2006: kick off meeting "ScinTax" at ANKA, project budget: 2.4 mio , 1.4 mio funded by the EC, project coordinator: ANKA (Alexander Rack, Angelica Cecilia, Olaf Jedicke, Tilo Baumbach), see also ScinTax website
2007
Project with the instrument support group of the ESRF, Grenoble, France to upgrade the FReLoN 2k14bit CCD camera with a phosphor coating in order to extend its quantum efficiency down to 400 nm
 
winner of BESSY's Ernst-Eckhard-Koch price 2007
until June 2008
Head of ANKA's Detector Group
July 2008
to
August 2010
PostDoc at ESRF's ID22 beamline: scanning and full-field hard X-ray micro-imaging using different contrast modalities

upgrade of the detector systems and microtomography stage at ID22, responsible for the detector chapter of the "UPBL4-NINA" Technical Design Report as part of the Upgrade Programme of the ESRF, common project with the Online Data Analysis unit for fast on-the-fly powder diffraction data processing, studies on multilayer systems as monochromators for coherent hard X-ray imaging, user support

 
regular talks (SPIE Optics+Photonics 2008, San Diego, USA, Denver X-ray Conference 2009, USA, ICXOM20 (2009), Karlsruhe, Germany, SPIE Optics+Photonics 2010, San Diego, USA) and invited talks (CAARI2008, Dallas, USA, IEEE NSS-MIC2008, Dresden, Germany and Thermec2009, Berlin, Germany) at international conferences
since
September 2010
Scientist at ESRF's ID19 beamline
 
regular talks (ICXOM21, Brazil, 2011, SRI2012 Satellite: IWXM, Spain, 2012, SPIE: Optics+Photonics 2014, San Diego, USA, SRI2015, New York, USA, Euromat2015, Warsaw, Poland) and invited talks (SRI2010, Argonne, USA, SPIE: Optics+Photonics 2014, San Diego, USA) at international conferences, organiser of the EuroMat2011 symposium "Tomographic 3D imaging with hard X-rays and neutrons" (Montpellier, France) and "Tomographic and Radiographic Imaging with X-Rays and Neutrons", EuroMat2013 (Sevilla, Spain)

guest editor for the International Journal of Materials Research (formerly Zeitschrift für Metallkunde), vol. 103, issue 2 (2012) and International Journal of Materials Research (formerly Zeitschrift für Metallkunde), vol. 105, issue 7 (2014)
2012
two months scientific visitor of the Imaging Group of the Advanced Photon Source (Argonne National Laboratory, USA) in frame of the X-Ray Science Division (XSD) Visitor Program, host: Francesco De Carlo
Jan 2016
Beamline Responsible of the ESRF microtomography beamline ID19, deputy group head of the Structure of Materials group of the ESRF
 
invited talks (ICHSIP31, Osaka, Japan, TMS 2017 Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, FiMPART2017, Bordeaux, France) at international conferences, member of the international advisory board of the ICHSIP conference (International Conference on High Speed Imaging and Photonics) and proposal panel of the BESSY-II light source (Germany)

mother tongue: German, very good knowledge of English, basic knowledge of French
born in Berlin, Germany 1976, married since 2007

member of DPG, EPS, SPIE, and OSA

referee activities for IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Journal of Microscopy, AIP Advances, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Nature Communications, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, Scientific Reports, Optics Express, Microscopy and Microanalysis, International Journal of Materials Research, Review of Scientific Instruments (outstanding referee 2012), Chinese Optics Letters, Applied Physics A, Journal of Applied Crystallography, Measurement Science and Technology, and Advanced Engineering Materials