Born in 1970 and grown up in Bavaria (Germany), I went to high school (Karlsgymnasium) in Bad Reichenhall. In case you look for it on the map, it is close to Salzburg (Austria).
At the end of 1989 I moved to Munich and began my studies in physics at the Physics Department of the Technical University Munich. I finished my diploma thesis there at the Institute E13 in March 1996.
Then I relocated to Düsseldorf to work for the Institute for Theoretical Physics I at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. In May 2000 I finished my PhD thesis there and it was time for yet another move in July 2000.
This time I picked Birmingham (United Kingdom) and started to work in the Photonics Research Group at Aston University as a Contract Research Fellow.
Since September 2001 I'm now a lecturer in Electronic Engineering here at Aston.
Long haul optical transmission systems with particular interest in polarisation mode dispersion (PMD) in single and coarse or dense wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM or DWDM) transmission mode; stability of solitons under PMD.