Abitur, 1987; Study of physics, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 1988—1994. Diploma in physics, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, 1997.
Research scientist Max-Planck-Institute Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, since 1997, research fellow Center Interdisciplinary Plasma Sciences Germany, 2000—2005. Group leader Max-Planck-Institute Extraterrestrial Physics/Technology University Munich, since 2002. Partner Complex Systems Consulting, Germany, since 2003.
Referee Hanns-Seidel Foundation, Munich, since 2001, Optical Society of America, Washington, since 2002, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, since 2005.
Member CdAS/Munich-Upper Bavaria, Munich, 2000—2004. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society Bone and Mineral Research, German Physical Society, Austrian Alpine Association.