Curriculum Vitae

website-photo-white-backgroundAcademic Degrees

  • Feb 2016 Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laudeDepartment of physics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Dec 2010 Diploma in physics with honorsDepartment of physics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Education

  • Jan 2014 – Jun 2014 Visiting Student Research CollaboratorPrinceton University, New Jersey, USA
  • Feb 2011 – Jun 2015 Ph.D. studentUniversity of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Oct 2006 – Dec 2010 Undergraduate studentUniversities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Regensburg
  • Apr 2006 – Sep 2006 Undergraduate studentUniversity of Kaiserslautern

Positions and Employment

  • Oct 2018 – present Postdoctoral Research AssociateDepartment of Physics, Princeton University
  • Jul 2015 – Sep 2018 Postdoctoral FellowDepartment of Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Feb 2011 – Jun 2015 Research and Teaching AssistantDepartment of Physics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Awards and Fellowships

  • Oct 2017 Kulturpreis BayernPrice for Culture and Science of the Federal State of Bavaria
  • Oct 2016 Ohm Prize of the University of Erlangen-Nürnbergfor an outstanding dissertation in 2015/2016
  • Jun 2015 – Jul 2015 Participant of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
  • Mar 2015 Best Poster Award at the 18th Workshop on Stochastic Geometry
  • Mar 2012 – Aug 2014 Ph.D. Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Oct 2011 Ohm Prize of the University of Erlangen-Nürnbergfor an outstanding diploma thesis in 2010/2011
  • Sep 2008 – Dec 2010 Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Apr 2008 – Feb 2016 Scholar of the Elite Graduate Program of the State of Bavaria “Physics with Integrated Doctorate Program”
  • Oct 2005 – Mar 2011 Scholar of the “Max Weber-Program of the State of Bavaria for the support of the highly-gifted”

Selected list of publications

Selected list of presentations

  • Universal hidden order in amorphous cellular geometries. Invited talk at the International Conference on Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems, Bad Herrenalb, Germany (Sep 2017)
  • Shape of Anisotropic Random Fields. Invited talk at the International Conference on Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems, Bad Herrenalb, Germany (Sep 2015)
  • Morphometry of random spatial structures in physics. Special Seminar LMU/MPQ, Chair Nobel laureate Theodor W. Hänsch, LMU München, Germany (Apr 2016)
  • Complex and Disordered Structures: from Supernovae to Medical Diagnostics. One of two plenary talks of young scientists at the Bavarian Evening at the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany (Jul 2015)
  • Minkowski Tensors: Sensitive Measures of Anisotropy for Random Spatial Structures. Talk at the Master Class of Nobel laureate Kurt Wüthrich at the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany (Jul 2015)

Membership of Professional Associations

Research Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Oct 2018 – present) Princeton University, Department of Physics
    Paul Steinhardt, Salvatore Torquato
    The physics and geometry of amorphous silicon and photonic networks
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Jul 2015 – Sep 2018) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics
    Institute of Stochastics, Günter Last and Daniel Hug
    Combining mathematics and physics to gain deeper insights into random structures
  • Visiting Student Research Collaborator (Jan 2014 – Jun 2014) Princeton University, Departments of Physics and Chemistry
    Complex Materials Theory Group, Salvatore Torquato
    Examined the local and global structure of an exotic state of matter
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Feb 2011 – Jun 2015) University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Physics
    Institute for Theoretical Physics, Klaus Mecke
    Rigorously characterized random spatial structures in mathematical models and physical systems from astronomy over condensed matter to nuclear physics
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow (Dec 2009 – Dec 2010) University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Physics
    Institute for Theoretical Physics, Klaus Mecke
    Developed an improved shape analysis detecting sources in gamma-ray sky maps