About me

About my research

Scientists look for the unexpected and
engineers make sure that nothing unexpected happens.

Driven by the curiosity to understand how a construction design will be robust, I studied mechanical engineering. My focus was mainly on solid mechanics and in a one-year postgraduate program on fluid mechanics. For my PhD, I looked for an opportunity to combine my knowledge of mechanics with my interest in music and acoustics. For my thesis, I worked on mechanics of hearing and aside I did research on musical instruments. The intriguing biophysical processes of hearing lead me from engineering to fundamental research. I applied my ability in quantitative modeling to the spindle formation during the cell division process.

Scientific publications

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Publication list (PDF)
Orcid profile 0000-0001-7384-5715
Reseracherid A-8547-2011
Scopus 24480367900
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Collaborations

Jan Brugués, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Olivier Chazot, Aeronautics and Aerospace Department, Von Karman Institute
Steve Elliott, Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton
Mario Fleischer, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden
Timo Grothe, Musikalische Akustik, Hochschule für Musik Detmold
Roger Grundmann, Institute of Aerospace Engineering, TU Dresden
Anthony W. Gummer, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tübingen
H.-J. Hardtke, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Dresden
A.J. Hudspeth, Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
Anthony Hyman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Andrei Kozlov, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
Thierry Magin, Aeronautics and Aerospace Department, Von Karman Institute
Steffen Marburg, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU München
Robert McMeeking, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara
Thomas Müller-Reichert, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden
Manuela Nowotny, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Simone Reber, IRI for the Life Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Thomas Risler, Institut Curie
Rolf Schmidt, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Dresden
Charles Steele, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Axel Voigt, Institute of Scientific Computing, TU Dresden
Guntram Wolf Holzblasinstrumente GmbH
Thomas Zahnert, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden

Stays abroad

11/2009: Research visit
Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience
Rockefeller University, New York, USA

02/2008 – 03/2008: Research visit
OtoBiomechanics Group at Stanford
Stanford University, Stanford, USA

10/2003 – 06/2004: Postgraduate studies
Aeronautics and Aerospace
Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

10/2002 – 03/2003: Undergraduate project
Solid mechanics
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

10/2001 – 03/2002: Undergraduate project
Aeronautics and Aerospace
Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium