I am currently working as a Research Associate at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ITM) at the University of Stuttgart and I will graduate as Dr.-Ing. in August 2018. As an expert in the field of numerical simulations, system engineering and software development, I would love to shape the future at the a high-tech company.
Before my doctoral research, I studied Mechanical Engineering (Diploma) with the major subjects Technical Dynamics and Control Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Due to my semester thesis about the Active Damping Control of Fire-Rescue Turntable Ladders, I became more and more fascinated by the modeling, simulation and control of mechatronical systems. As a result, I wrote my final thesis in the field of vehicle dynamics and active safety at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC) at the ETH Zürich. Within this project, I developed simulation models and control strategies for a semi-trailer with a steered rearmost axle.
Beside my studies, I gained several work experience in different developmental and experimental teams at ABB, Alstom and Bosch-Mahle. At the CCI GmbH, I further got valuable experience in planning, developing and programming of a customized stand-alone software based on VB.net, for the monitoring and data analysis of cleanrooms.
My current research is about the “Model-based Identification and Active Suppression of Static and Dynamic Abberations in High Performance Optics”. Thereby, I mainly developed methods and a software for the mechanical and optical simulation of high-precision systems like astrophysical telescopes or lithographic wafer steppers. In addition, I designed and realized a new laboratory experiment based on sensors, actuators and embedded controller systems for research and education purposes. Moreover, I was a teaching assistant for the lecture of Machine Dynamics, Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics. During the supervision of a dozen students, I acquired extensive leadership experience. Fortunately, I also got the opportunity to perform and manage an independent industrial research project in cooperation with the Porsche AG. Thereby I developed a simulation-based geometry study for the gear shift of the Porsche Le Mans racing car.
I am open to new challenges in the field of modeling, simulation and control as well as software development, experiments and hardware realizations. Furthermore, I would like to take over responsibilities in a multidisciplinary team of experts. Please contact me, if you can offer me a suitable position.
Specializing in Technical Dynamics and Automatic Control Engineering,