In August 2020, I joined imec and the OnePlanet Research Center in Wageningen as a Principal Member of Technical Staff, developing sensing applications in the fields of health and nutrition.
From November 2014 to July 2020, I was an assistant professor in the Pharmaceutical Analysis group of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen. I worked on nanoscale methods in analytical chemistry based on electrochemistry and optical sensing.
In 2014 I joined to the Oliver Schmidt’s Institute for Integrative Nanosciences at the IFW Dresden and Materials Research in Dresden and the Material Systems for Nanoelectronics research group at Chemnitz University of Technology. I worked on the extension of electrical spectroscopy to complex redox-active compounds.
Until January 2014, I worked as a postdoc in Serge Lemay’s lab at the MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology (University of Twente). My research was focused on electrochemical nanofluidic sensors.
Before joining the MESA+ Institute in 2011 I worked on microfluidic microfluidic device for impedance spectroscopy of cells in Andreas Hierlemann’s lab at the ETH Zürich in Basel.
In 2010 I got my Ph.D. in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, working with Ulrich Gösele. My research was on transport of nanoparticles in microfluidic ratchets and on photoelectrochemical etching of macroporous silicon membranes.
I got my diploma in Nanostructuring Technology (Dipl.-Ing.) from the University of Würzburg in 2005. For my thesis I fabricated semiconductor lasers in Würzburg and at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.