I am a Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, IL. I graduated from the University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany, where I received my Ph.D. degree with honors (‘summa cum laude’) in 2017. During my doctoral studies I investigated physical and information theoretical limits of optical 3D-sensing and implemented sensors that operate close to these limits. Concurrent to my activity at the Erlangen University, I was a freelancer in the research group’s spin-off company ‘3D Shape GmbH’ and I worked as a high school part time teacher for physics.
At Northwestern University, I develop novel methods to image hidden objects through scattering media or around corners. Moreover, my research is focused on high-resolution holographic displays, the implementation of high precision metrology methods in low-cost mobile handheld devices, and novel techniques to overcome traditional resolution limitations and dynamic range restrictions in 3D and 2D imaging.
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics, 2017
MSc (Dipl.-Phys.) in Physics, 2010