2012: PhD in Biology, University of Southern Denmark
2009: Dipl.-Ing. in Environmental Engineering (German equivalent to M.Eng.), International Graduate School Zittau (now University of Technology Dresden, Germany), average grade point 1.4 (excellent)
2005: B.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Applied Science Zittau/Görlitz (Germany), average grade point 1.6 (very good)
2001: Higher Technical College "Johann-Friedrich-Pierer", Altenburg (germany)
2000: Skilled worker ("Facharbeiter") for wastewater treatment, WAZ Meuselwitz (Germany)
Work experience: 

Sep 2019-present: Head of Science at Institute for Food and Environmental Research e.V., Bad Belzig

Sep 2019-present: Adjunct Prof. at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Sustainability Science

June 2016-Aug 2019: Assistant Prof. at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Sustainability Science

Oct 2015-Mar 2016: Lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin (Germay), Faculty of Life Sciences
May 2015-May
2016: Vice-coordinator of the research program "Material and Energetic Use of Biomass" at ATB-Potsdam
Sep 2014-May 2016: Research scientist, Department of Bioengineering, ATB-Potsdam
Apr 2014: Visiting scientist, Laboratory of Microalgal Bioenergy and Biotechnology Jinan University, Guangzhou (China)
Aug 2013-Jul 2014: Co-PI and scientific leader, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, "Sustainable biorefinery concept based on microalgal biomass produced from mixed food waste hydrolysate"
Aug 2012-Jul 2014: Postdoctoral fellow, school of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, "Potential of food waste as nutrient source in microalgae cultivation" Group of Assistant Prof Carol S. K. Lin
Aug 2012-Jul 2013: English teaching assistant, English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Apr-Jun 2012: Research assistant, University of Southern Denmark (Institute of Biology) and Aalborg University (Department of Biotechnology)
Apr 2009- Mar 2012: PhD student, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, " Bio-production and Bio-energetics: Bio-reactor production of micro-algae and growth of filter-feeding bivalves" Advisors: Prof. Hans Ulrik Riisgård and Associate Prof. Niels T. Eriksen
Apr 2008-Jan 2009: Diploma/M.Eng. thesis, Department of Biotechnology Aalborg University, DAAD scholar, "Purification and characterization of an alkaline protease from Bacillus pseudofirmus strain AL-89", Advisor: Associate Prof. Lars H Pedersen
2007-2008: Research assistant, International Graduate School Zittau, "Water balance for the dimensioning of a wastewater treatment plant in Battambang (Cambodia)"
Apr-Jul 2007: Research stay, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Universtity of Technology Cracow (Poland), DAAD scholar, "Bioremediation of chlorinated pesticides contaminated soil", Advisor: Dr. Thomasz P. Baczynski
2006-2007: Research assistent, International Graduate School Zittau, "Elimination of eutrophic compounds in wetlands"
Apr-Sep 2005: B.Sc. thesis, Water Technology Centre in Dresden (Germany), "Development of a fast and cheap process for the determination of phytoplankton in drinking water reservoirs", Advisor: Dr. Wido Schmidt
Jul-Oct 2004: Internship, Research Centre of Medicine and Biotechnology in Bad Langensalza (Germany), Advisor: Dr. Michael Hornung
Aug 2001-May 2002: Laboratory assistant, civilian service, Hospital Zeitz (Germany)
Aug 1997-Jun 2000: Industrial trainee, wastewater treatment plant WAZ Meuselwitz (Germany)