Aug 2015 - Present

Ph.D. Researcher at the Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory
 – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

I am currently working on the development of new robotic concepts that introduce reconfigurability and modularity into the world of robotics. For more information on the efforts of our group please visit

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Research Internship at the Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory
 – University of California, Berkeley

Worked on a medical device that aims to reduce fatigue at the knee during various ambulation activities by re-using stored energy and providing additional strength and support.

I developed and manufactured the entire electronic control module of the exoskeleton (using EAGLE), as well as the firmware (in C) which incorporates the control mechanisms for the device.

I combined this with a smartphone application, which I wrote in Java, to wirelessly communicate with the control module, allowing for the modification of various gait control parameters.

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Internship in Risk & Portfolio Management, Trade Finance & Cash Management
 – Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt

Analysing risk parameters for various trade finance products and their effect on risk-weighted assets (RWA). Analysis of the effects of precisely calculating RWAs with load terms of less than one year.

Development of an application that simplifies the automatic export of product definitions using Visual Basic. Preparation and presentation of key performance indicators for senior management. Created a new cost management scheme for external vendors.

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011

Internship in Whole Vehicle Engineering
 – Bentley Motors Ltd, Crewe

Development of a test matrix for endurance tests (EWP) using Visual Basic. Reviewed all existing test procedures with the management responsible and created new procedures to enhance the out-dated methods.

Development of a database and automatic report generation for the oil consumption on test vehicles using Microsoft Access and Visual Basic. Practical experience in the workshop and on a proving ground while setting up and carrying out various endurance tests.

Jan 2008

Technical Internship
 – Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH, Frankfurt

Technical introduction into watch manufacture and repair, including workshop training and independent clock repair.