received the diploma in Physics from the University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany, in 1994. From 1994 to 1999, he was a PhD student at the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany where he earned a doctor degree in Electrical Engineering. 1999 he joined the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at the University of California, Berkeley as postdoctoral, research engineer with support of a Feodor-Lynen-Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and a UC Berkeley MacKay-Lecturer Fellowship. Since 2001 he is working as Manager Development Optics at the Polytec GmbH, Waldbronn, Germany. His interests are optics, optical measurement techniques, optics design, and MEMS.