Cutting edge research and technology become valuable to most people by their match to successful business models. As Senior Manager Innovation at Corporate Research and Technology of Carl Zeiss AG I am working on this task, finding solutions and applications in the fields of semiconductor technology, and for micro and nano fabrication. Externally I scout technologies, startups and research groups that match ZEISS R&D, Ventures or M&A.
Previously, I was Innovation Manager at the German technology and engineering company Voith, working on business models and pre-development projects around simulation, sensors and machine learning.
By training I am a physicist, I have studied in Erlangen and York and I have done research in nanophotonics, optics and plasmonics at the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials of University of Erlangen, at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen and as visiting scientist at Caltech in the USA.
You find my list of publications and public patents here.