Curriculum Vitae

website-photo-white-backgroundAcademic Degrees

  • Feb 2016Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude

    Department of physics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Dec 2010Diploma in physics with honors

    Department of physics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Education

  • Jan 2014 – Jun 2014Visiting Student Research Collaborator

    Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

  • Feb 2011 – Jun 2015Ph.D. student

    University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Oct 2006 – Dec 2010Undergraduate student

    Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Regensburg

  • Apr 2006 – Sep 2006Undergraduate student

    University of Kaiserslautern

Positions and Employment

  • Oct 2018 – presentPostdoctoral Research Associate

    Department of Physics, Princeton University

  • Jul 2015 – Sep 2018Postdoctoral Fellow

    Department of Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • Feb 2011 – Jun 2015Research and Teaching Assistant

    Department of Physics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Awards and Fellowships

  • Oct 2017Kulturpreis Bayern

    Price for Culture and Science of the Federal State of Bavaria

  • Oct 2016Ohm Prize of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

    for an outstanding dissertation in 2015/2016

  • Jun 2015 – Jul 2015Participant of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
  • Mar 2015Best Poster Award at the 18th Workshop on Stochastic Geometry
  • Mar 2012 – Aug 2014Ph.D. Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Oct 2011Ohm Prize of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

    for an outstanding diploma thesis in 2010/2011

  • Sep 2008 – Dec 2010Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Apr 2008 – Feb 2016Scholar of the Elite Graduate Program of the State of Bavaria “Physics with Integrated Doctorate Program”
  • Oct 2005 – Mar 2011Scholar 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 Fellow (Jul 2015 – present)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