Short CV

Professional and Educational Path

June 2020 – Head of department 5 and member of the directorate at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany

April 2015 – Assistant professor at the department of materials science and engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

2013/2015 – Junior researcher group leader at the institute for materials physics, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany

2012/2013 – Practice specialist (management consultant) for metals at McKinsey and Company, Düsseldorf, Germany

2011/2012 – Alexander von Humboldt scholar at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

2009/2011 – Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2005/2009 – PhD at the EPFL Lausanne and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

2000/2005 – Triple diploma in materials science and engineering at the Technical University in Luleå, Sweden, INPL/EEIGM in Nancy, France, and the Saarland University, Germany

Selected Academic Honors

2019 – Masing Memorial Medal, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (German Materials Society, DGM)

2019 – Emerging Leaders Alliance Award, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

2019 – American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) Fellowship Award

2017 – National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award

2017 – Structural Materials Division Young Leaders Professional Development Award, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

2014 – Emmy Noether award by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2010 – Feodor von Lynen fellowship granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)

2009 – Young Investigator award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (German Materials Society, DGM)