Studies of Physical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Münster with focus on laser technology and optics. Internship at Coherent, Inc., Santa Clara, USA. Diploma thesis at the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH) on Laser induced damage in silicon wafers during the processing of high-efficiency solar cells. Development of simulation environments for the physical modeling of solar cells as research assistant at ISFH. Since October 2013 research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe.