Christian Doppler Laboratory
Christian Doppler Laboratory

I was awared a grant from the Christian Doppler Research Association and became Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Piezoelectric Silicon MEMS with Enhanced Sensitivity and Responsivity. In this lab, my team and myself research piezoelectric microelectromechanical sensors and actuators (PiezoMEMS). The aim is to significantly improve the sensitivity of PiezoMEMS by examining noise sources in piezoelectric materials and components and to significantly improve the responsivity of PiezoMEMS by examining non-linear bi-stable architectures with mechanical deflections of several tens of micrometers. The project is planned for 7 years and is a cooperation with both Infineon Technologies AG and scia Systems GmbH.


I moved to a Ass.-Prof. position at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems after my successful habilitation.


I successfully finished my habilitation with the title „Piezoelectric Silicon Microsystems„.

Tenure Track

I now hold a tenure track position at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems.


I started my PostDoc position at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems with the goal of habilitation. My research efforts focus on novel piezoelectric MEMS devices and advanced materials for MEMS.


I finished my PhD thesis titled „Impact of film thickness and substrate pre-conditioning on the electromechanical properties of sputtered aluminium nitride thin films“.

Doctorate in electrical engineering

I started my doctorate at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems in the Microsystems Technology group at TU Wien. The next four years, I focused on setting up the sputter deposition system for piezoelectric alumninum nitride (AlN) thin films, understanding the impact of deposition conditions on AlN properties and integrating AlN as piezoelectric transducers into MEMS devices.

University graduation

I graduated in physics with a special focus on astro particle physics, cosmology and electronics. My diploma thesis was called „Lorentz angle measurements in highly irradiated silicon strip detectors“.

Diploma thesis
Diploma thesis

I started my diploma thesis on lorentz angle measurements in silicon strip detectors for LHC experiments at the Karlsruhe Research Center in the Helmholtz Association (now a part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in the Institute of Experimental Particle Physics.

University studies

I started my studies in physics at university Karlsruhe in Germany (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

High school graduation

I received my Abitur (the general qualification for university entrance in Germany).

High school education

I visisted the Gymnasium Wendalinum in St. Wendel (Saarland, Germany) for 9  years. My focus topics were physics, chemistry and German.