I am a physicist with many years of experience in the analysis and optimization of high-power laser systems. After working in industrial laser R&D for more than 10 years, I am now focusing on data science and deep learning.
I am passionate about finding solutions to complex problems. My broad technical knowledge allows me to generate added value from even small datasets.
The data that are already available in a company are often sufficient to sustainably improve the quality of products and processes; if this is not the case, I also can make recommendations on the additional data that should be collected to solve a particular problem.
What makes me unique is that I have experience in both data science and practical industrial applications. This means that the data collected in companies are not just abstract numbers to me— I understand what they mean in practice, in the context of technology and engineering. This allows me to quickly familiarize myself with new topics and efficiently create working models. I focus on creating models that can be fully integrated into technological processes.
I studied physics and received a PhD from Leibniz University Hannover. While working toward my PhD, I performed experimental and theoretical work on high-power single-frequency optical fiber amplifiers at a wavelength of 1.5 µm.
In my position as a senior R&D scientist at TRUMPF, a machine tool company, I conducted research on high-power laser components, including physical simulations on thermomechanics and fluid dynamics. To do this, I used the finite element method with COMSOL Multiphysics software. I was responsible for the development of central components from the initial conception, through patent applications, to the volume production. This work was a key contribution to the creation of the TruDisk product line that generated eight-figure euro sales for the TRUMPF company.
I was also responsible for a wide range of tasks, including:
Monitoring and analyzing production data (using Python)
Supporting the department of quality assurance with specifications and technical advice based on optical metrology (particularly microscopy and interferometry) according to DIN ISO 10110
Creating and revising specifications and cooperating with suppliers to improve supply chains and strategic sourcing
My paper entitled “Er-doped photonic crystal fiber amplifier with 70 W of output power” was awarded the annual prize for the best publication at Laser Zentrum Hannover (2011).
I passed my PhD thesis defense with distinction (2011).
My publications have an h-index of 13 (as of 2022)