Studied Physics in Greifswald, St. Petersburg and Göttingen. Dissertation in Theoretical Physics on correlated electrons in one-dimensional systems. Additional studies of Philosophy and History of Science in Göttingen. Doctorate degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Heidelberg (Institute for Theoretical Physics) on complex dynamics in cold atomic gases. From January to December 2011 researcher in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, since January 2012 in the Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems.