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     Date Submitted:14-10-2013
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     Current job:Research Professional/ Physicist
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     KeywordsOptics, interferometry, measurement technology, programming, modeling, simulation, research, science, operation and maintenance of complex systems, user support, training, teaching, project management
    CV

    Internationally experienced research, development physicist/PhD focused on instrument development with optical interferometry emphasis.

    Skills include:

    • Physical, technical optics
    • Experimentation
    • Measurement technology
    • Programming, modeling, simulation
    • Operation, maintenance of complex technical systems
    • User support
    • Project management
    • Teaching at university level


    Professional Experience

    Since 04/2015 Teaching assignments, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and I. Institute of Physics, University of Cologne, Germany

    Lecturing, problem sheet development, practice group and lab tutoring

    10/2011 – 11/2013 “Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”, I. Institute of Physics of the University of Cologne, Germany

    Goal: Optical concept and optomechanical implementation of test setup for characterization of integrated optics for astronomical applications in spectro-interferometry at mid-infrared wavelengths

    • Project Management: Coordinated successful lab renovations

    • Teaching: Problem sheet development, group tutor, lecture fill-in

    01/2011 – 10/2011 “Ingénieur de Recherche”, LESIA/Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France

    Worked within framework of OPTICON initiative

    Goal: To evaluate atmospheric parameters from astronomical seeing and interferometry data in order to prepare effective fringe tracking algorithms for second-generation VLT Interferometer instrumentation

    • Result: Contributed software tools to check data consistency, assign file names to selected two-dimensional data bins, compute and visualize average characteristics in each bin

    07/2007 – 01/2011 Chercheur”, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France

    02/2009 – 07/2010 Project Manager

    Worked on technology studies for nulling interferometry contracted by ESA

    • Provided leadership to local working group as project manager

    • Test optical achromatic phase shifters; experimentation, data analysis, modeling; assemble, align, analyze, and optimize optical system

    • Introduce student interns to experiment design and usage, instruct them regarding project protocol relative to operation and research goals

    Accomplishments:

    • Discovered and investigated previously unrecognized parameter space of  experiment, determined ideal working point, thus optimized performance of optical setup

    • Coordinated submission of final report for ESA contract

    • Developed and introduced work plan and document referencing system, improved and streamlined access to technical information

    03/2003 – 05/2007 “Astrophysicist”, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge/MA, USA

    Worked on IOTA stellar interferometer and EPODS project:

    • Successfully completed instrument hardware and software upgrades

    • Observatory operation: maintenance, problem analysis, solving, testing

    • Observer support: scheduling, training, on-site and remote assistance

    • Science observations with collaborators, resulting in PhD theses and refereed publications

    • Provided reference documents, maintained project's website and introduced mailing lists, thus improving efficiency of information sharing

    Accomplishments:

    • Led installation, commissioning, and integration of new star tracker CCD camera; transferred technical know-how from camera provider, coordinated internal and external multidisciplinary contributors; result was improved interferometer performance

    • Developed software module which expanded planning of telescope array configuration and improved efficiency

    06/2002 – 08/2002, Marie Curie Fellow, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France

    04/2001 – 11/2001 Acquisition of astronomical interferometry data, reduction, modeling, and simulation with radiative transfer code; results published in refereed journal; article was part of a continued series of publications in collaboration with local working group

    11/2002 – 12/2002 “Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter”

    02/1998 – 02/2001 “Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft”, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany

    Design, assembly, alignment, and commissioning of optical system coupling in coherent and incoherent light sources; provision of spectral references for instrument calibration; characterization of optical and opto-mechanical elements

    Education

    10/2002 Doctoral degree in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and University of Heidelberg, Germany; doctoral thesis: “Calibration of MIDI, the Mid-infrared Interferometer for the VLTI”; specialization: Digital Image Processing

    01/1997 Diplom (~ Master's degree) in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Diplomarbeit (~ Master Thesis, 15 months): “Thermal Expansion Behavior of Tunneling Tips in Laser Supported Scanning Tunneling Microscopy”, in German; specializations: Astronomy, Electronics

    05/1989 Abitur, Gymnasium (Secondary School) Korntal

    Formational Periods

    12/2013 – 08/2014 Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie, Cologne; further education, job coaching

    02/1997 – 07/1997 Capernwray Bible School, Moss Vale, NSW, Australia; Certificate II in Basic Lay Ministry (certificate in Australian qualification framework)

    06/1989 – 08/1990 Military Service in a communications unit

    Skills

    Native language German, English fluent (level C1-C2), French advanced (level B2) in speaking and writing

    Experienced in use and administration of Unix/Linux, MS Windows, and MacOS and application software:

    Optics simulation, analysis and optimization in Zemax

    Programming in Python, IDL; also PASCAL, C, LabView, HTML/CSS, and bash/csh

    Office suites MS Office and LibreOffice/ OpenOffice, LaTeX text processing, MS Project

     

    Continuing education: “Working in Project Mode”, “Project Management”


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