Director of Structural Mechanics Division, Merkle und Partner GbR, Heidenheim, Germany
Main Focus: technical and personnel management of the division, responsible for about 100 industrial computational projects (FEM) per year as project manager or project auditor, the projects are from automotive industry, plant and machine building industry, as well as, consumer goods and medical industry.
Lecturer, Aalen University, Aalen, Germany
teaching of the courses Structural Mechanics (4 CP) and Finite Element Methods (4 CP) for Master students
Postdoctoral researcher at Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Structural and Material Computational mechanics, Belgium
Topic: Dynamic strain sensors in structural health monitoring (SHM). Detection of cracks in concrete structures using fibre optical sensors.
Research assistant and PhD student at the Bauhaus University Weimar, Institute of Structural Mechanics, Weimar, Germany
Topic: Vibration-based model updating: Reduction and quantification of uncertainties. Became familiar with the dynamics of railway bridges, stochastic modal updating techniques, sensitivity analysis, damage detection algorithm, preparation and execution of vibration tests, experimental modal analysis, operational modal analysis and numerical modal analysis. Developed and implemented algorithms in university owned software. Involved in European projects (FADLESS, DETAILS). Supervised several Master and Bachelor thesis. Gave courses in Material of Science for third semester students.
Freelancer at Dynardo GmbH, Weimar, Germany
Developed and implemented algorithms for the commercial software Speedyne. Algorithms are used for fast time integrations of very large finite element models, for example, drop tests.
Bauhaus University Weimar, Institute of Structural Mechanics, Weimar, Germany
Management of the European project SAFERELNET (Safety and reliability of industrial products, systems and structures)
Academic Degree Dr.-Ing. (equivalent to PhD), Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Grade: magna cum laude, Thesis: ''Vibration-based model updating: Reduction and quantification of uncertainties'', Advisors: Prof. Carsten Könke, Prof. Christian Bucher, Prof. Guido de Roeck
Academic Degree Dipl.-Ing. (equivalent to Master of Science) in Civil Engineering, Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Grade: 1.2 (very good), Major subject: Structural Mechanics, Thesis: ''Biorthogonal wavelets in system identification'' in German, Advisors: Prof. Christian Bucher, Dr. Volkmar Zabel
Studies in Civil Engineering at Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Main Courses: Structural Dynamics, Finite Element Methods, Nonlinear Design of Buildings, Prestressed Concrete
Abitur (German university entrance qualification) at 1. Staatliches Gymnasium, Sonneberg, Germany
Grade: 1.0 (very good), Main subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry
Scholarships and Awards
Scholarship for traveling to take part in the SICON-Course T3 at University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
SICON is an European consortium cooperating in the field of Stability, Identification and COntrol in Nonlinear structural dynamics. It organizes courses with specific training value, enabling junior researchers to benefit from the experience of leading researchers. The T3 course covers lectures about ''Experimental Dynamics, Model Identification and Damage Detection''.
Scholarship for traveling to take part in the AEC-Course at Stanford University, California, USA
The AEC-Course is a global teamwork project running for one semester, where Architects, Engineers and Construction managers are working together on one project (e.g, university building) under certain requirements. The students are from all over the world.
Book award of the best high-school graduate in chemistry by the German Chemical Industry Association (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)
fluent in speaking and writing
Interests and Activities
Member of the Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure)
Nordic skiing, skiking