About me

A biomedical engineer with a passion for finding simple solutions for complex problems. Currently working as a research scientists at Varian Medical Systems. Furthermore a Linux and open source enthusiast.


Educational background

11/2017 to 11/2021 – Dr. Sc. in Biomedical Imaging – ETH Zurich

Development of large-scale multi-wavelength optoacoustic and ultrasound mesoscopy for biomedical applications

Main projects

  • Development of an optoacoustic mesoscope with focus towards high usability for clinical settings and advanced reconstruction procedures
  • Writing advanced reconstruction code accelerate through CUDA
  • Modelling acoustic wave propagation and detection through ultrasound sensors
  • Modelling of light propagation in scattering media through Monte Carlo simulations
  • Application oriented projects include human skin imaging at multiple wavelengths and screening for genetically encoded proteins providing improved optoacoustic contrast

Functional and Molecular Imaging Group
Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
ETH Zurich
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Zurich

09/2015 to 04/2017 – M. Sc. in Biomedical Engineering – ETH Zurich

Master thesis

Semester thesis

  • Title: Towards a patient-specific in silico model to quantify primary implant stability in human osteoporotic bone
  • Supervisor: Prof. S. Ferguson
  • Lab: Laboratory for Orthopaedic Technology

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Finite Element Analysis in Biomedical Engineering
  • Trauma Biomechanics
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Development Strategies for Medical Implants
  • Mechanobiology: Implications for Development, Regeneration and Tissue Engineering
  • Physics in Medical Research: From Atoms to Cells
  • Physics in Medical Research: From Humans to Cells
  • Clinical and Movements Biomechanics
  • Biological Methods for Engineers (Advanced Lab)
  • Physiology and Anatomy for Biomedical Engineers I
  • Einfuehrung in die Philosophie der Technik
    Final grade 5.7 (best: 6.0, worst: 1.0)

Masters in Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
ETH Zurich

10/2011 to 03/2015 – B. Sc. – Technical University of Munich

Bachelor thesis

  • Title: Der Einfluss einer antibakteriellen Oberflaechenmodifikation auf das Ermuedungsverhalten von anodisierten Titanimplantaten
  • Supervisor: Simone Hohenberger and Miriam Haerst
  • Lab: Lehrstuhl fuer Medizintechnik – TUM
Medical technology courses

  • Polymers and Polymer Technology
  • Laser Technology
  • Physiology
  • Basics Medical Engineering and Biocompatible Materials I
  • Biocompatible Materials II and interdisciplinary seminar
  • Precision Engineering
  • Automation in Medicine
  • Trends in medical engineering
  • Introduction into the Patent, Trademark, and Design Law for Engineers
Basic courses

  • Principles of Engineering Design and Production Systems
  • Mathematics for Engineers I to III
  • Engineering Mechanics I to III
  • Foundations of Buisness Administrations II
  • Machine Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • Chemistry
  • Fluid Mechanics I
  • Information Technology I and II
  • Machine Elements I and II
  • Experimental Physics for Engineers I and II
  • Automatic Control
  • Technical Electricity Science I and II
  • Thermodynamics
  • Material Science I and II
  • Heat Transfer Phenomena
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Practical course on simulation technology
  • Lab course in experimental physics for engineering
  • Practical course on energy productivity
  • Experimental Physics I

Track: Medical Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Munich

09/03 to 07/11 – Abitur – Christliches Gymnasium Jena

Final grade: 1.2 (best: 1.0, worst: 6.0)

Work experience

05/2022 to Now – Research scientist – Varian

Development of image processing algorithms for CBCT.

04/2017 to 10/2017 – Research assistant – ETH Zurich

Main projects

  • Design and characterization of an actuation system for an exoskeleton
  • Comparison of actuation options and selection of best fitting solution
  • Motor control using microcontrollers and self-made electronics
  • Scientific writing incl. two journal papers

Prof. R. Gassert
Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory
BAA Lengghalde 5
8008 Zurich

ETH Zurich

03/2014 to 06/2014 – Bachelor thesis in development – Stryker Trauma

Main projects

  • Planning, implementation, and evaluation of biomechanical tests
  • Surface characterization under physiological conditions
  • Optimization proposals for analysis methods
  • Presentations in team meetings
  • Communication with external project partners

Stryker Trauma GmbH
Professor-Küntscher-Straße 1
24232 Schönkirchen

08/2012 to 04/2013 – Student Employee – Kraftanlagen Muenchen

Main projects

  • Assistance in project development
  • Purchasing and marketing
  • Preparation of engineering drawings

Kraftanlagen München GmbH
Ridlerstraße 31C
80339 München

01/2011 to 02/2011 – Internship in production – Carl Zeiss AG

Main projects

  • Assembly of optical and mechanical parts
  • Adjustment of optical parts
  • Testing and measuring for quality assurance

Carl Zeiss
Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10
07745 Jena


  • 2018 – ETEL Master Award – Recognizing Excellence in Advanced Mechatronics at ETH Zurich
  • 2011 – Honorary Membership to Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • 2009 – Winner of Certamen Thuringiae


Programming skills

  • C/C++: advanced skill set including object oriented programming, broad range of used libraries, performance optimization
  • Microcontroller programming: experience with Arduino, Teensy, and IOT board
  • MATLAB: hardware interfacing, mex, mexcuda, object oriented programming
  • CUDA: parallelization of highly demanding tasks for GPU through CUDA, broad experience
  • Python: object oriented programming, numpy, scipy, matplotlib
  • Compiling tools: CMake, make, gcc/g++, nvcc
  • Visualization: VTK, paraview
  • GUI tools: ImGUI, Glade
  • Bash for automation of workflows
  • Version control with git
  • Web development: node.js / javascript, php, MySQL, html, and css
Prototyping skills

  • Advanced microcontroller programming (Arduino, Teensy)
  • Soldering, PCB design, and electronics
  • Sensor readout and sensor development
  • Actuation
  • 3D printing
  • Advanced CAD design using Solidworks, Inventor, Fusion360, or Catia
  • Radiofrequency electronics
  • Optics: handling and preparation of optical fibers, designing and aligning optical paths, working with high power lasers
  • Practical workshop skills
Other skills

  • Linux and server management for centralized computing
  • LaTex typesetting for documents and presentations
  • Office tools using LibreOffice or Microsoft Office
  • Illustrations through Inkscape and GIMP
  • Volumetric data visualization using Paraview
  • Laser safety officer (official training and certification received in Germany)
  • IT infrastructure for a large research group (Synology data storage, FreeNAS, Mattermost, ShareLaTex, Guacamole, ELabFTW etc.)


  • German (native speaker)
  • English (business fluent)
  • Spanish (very good)


  • Hiking with my dog
  • Traveling with my VW van
  • Producing music with my friends