About

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Materials Science department at UC Berkeley. I am working with Prof. Mary Scott and Colin Ophus on atomic electron tomography, computational imaging methods, and optimal experimental design.

Until December 2018 I was a Ph.D. student in the group of Prof. Dwayne Miller at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg and a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST). For my Ph.D. thesis I worked on applying electron ptychography to single-particle cryo-electron microscopy and produced the first computational phase contrast images of biological macromolecules in the TEM.

Prior to that I took part in the triple-degree Master in material science exploring large scale facilities program and received Master degrees in Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Chemistry, all with high distinction. For my Masters thesis I worked at the CSAXS beamline at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, developing On-the-fly scans for X-ray ptychography. I was a DESY summer student in Henry Chapman’s group after receiving my undergrad in Physics. I did my undergraduate in Physics and Computer Science at Technische Universität München. During my undergrad I worked as a software engineer at Interasco GmbH, developing enterprise software for intellectual property management. For my third year project in Physics I worked with Dr. Thorsten Weber at the Ultrafast X-Ray Science Laboratory in Berkeley, where I designed and built a 3D momentum spectrometer for coulomb-explosion imaging of small molecules. My third year project in Computer Science involved numerical optimization of scan positions in ptychography.

Prior to my studies I worked as a backend software engineer at Swinton Insurance in Manchester.