About Me

Plasma Physics first attracted my interest during my undergraduate studies and keeps exciting me ever since. In the research group of Prof. André Melzer at the University of Greifswald I received hands-on laboratory plasma physics education and was allowed to conduct diverse research into low temperature dusty plasmas, including fascinating experiments under micro-gravity.

After obtaining my PhD,  I moved on to the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) to work on the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X.

My research interests include various aspects of plasma edge physics, with focus on turbulence and transport in the 3D magnetic geometry of the W7-X plasma edge. The diagnostic focus is on electric probes and the exploitation of the „Multi-Purpose Manipulator“ at W7-X, for which I act as responsible officer. Since 2021 I serve as Task Force Leader of TF III – „W7-X Optimization“.

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Professional experience

  • 2012 – 2016: PhD student and scientific assistant at the University of Greifswald, Institute of Physics
  • 2016-2020: PostDoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)
    since 2020: Staff Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics


  • 2010: B.Sc. in Physics (University Greifswald)
    Thesis: Structure of asymmetric Yukawa clusters in dusty plasmas
  • 2012: M.Sc. in Physics (University Greifswald)
    specialization in low temperature plasma physics
    Thesis: Stereoscopic investigations on dust density waves
  • 2016: PhD (formally: Dr. rer. nat) University Greifswald
    Thesis :Three-dimensional dusty plasmas: From single particle dynamics to the global structure