Scientist, Business Developer
I worked for more than 4 years at Surflay Nanotec GmbH – a nanotech startup providing technologies for functional surfaces, nano-scale coatings and micro-sensors. I took part in several research and product development projects for our partners ranging from universities to global corporations. Along with the experimental research with my small team, I managed the communication with the project stakeholders. In the last two years I focused more on business development and marketing.
Marie Curie fellow, polymer scientist, AFM operator
SOCON (self-organisation under confinement) was an EU funded research project (2005-2008). It contributed to a better understanding and predicting the nanoscale organisation of polymers and particles in bulk, at a single interface and between two interfaces. I was in the group of Prof. Regine von Klitzing and we specifically studied the structure of linear and branched polyelectrolytes in nanoscale spaces and in bulk
Subproject manager, researcher, thin-film coater
LbLBRANE was an EU funded research & development project (2012-2015). We applied novel nanotechnology tools, namely the layer-by-layer (LbL) technology and developed a versatile procedure for the fast fabrication of low-cost, stable, chemical-resistant composite membranes. I led the sub-projects 1- Micro-characterization of the modified membranes and 2- On-demand removal of the coating on the membrane
Atomic force microscopy for viscosity measurements
AFM operator, programmer, team leader
During my PhD and postdoc at the TU Berlin, I initiated a side project with a small team with the intention of using AFM microcantilevers as reliable viscosity sensors. Preliminary results were published in my PhD thesis.
Mechanical properties of thin polymer films
Researcher, programmer, project leader