I was born in 1986 in the idyllic Berlin, directly into a box full of LEGO bricks. This is where I spent my childhood and where the course of my life was determined.
In 2001, my family and me moved to Thuringia into a small town close to Weimar. Our great ethics teacher there awakened my interest to look over the edge of phyics and mathematics. (If he reads this: Thanks a lot! And I’m still a Windows user. I will probably switch to Ubuntu when XP support ends.)
From 2005 to 2011 I (consequently) studied mechatronics at the Ilmenau University of Technology and was ennobled with the title Master of Science. There we had so-called non-technological compulsory optional subjects. They were intended to make students get to know the economics or the media faculty better. Medicine was the only escape and that’s how I... ascended into that direction.
Now I am working at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in medical robotics. The project I am working on is a case study for robotic neurosurgery for epilepsy patients. To me, the idea of operating on the human brain with a robot is of a sexily controverse nature.