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I am currently leading the μ4Life – Microsystems for Life Sciences Junior Research Group at the Institute for Microtechnology & Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering, TU Braunschweig, Germany.
About me: After growing up in a small town in Austria, I received my Diplomingenieur (B.Sc/M.Sc.) in biophysics, with a focus on nanoscience and -technology, from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. My thesis focused on Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors, working with the Quantum Materials group and the Advanced Semiconductor Research group at Berkeley. For my Ph.D., I went to the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park as a Fulbright student. I joined the MEMS Sensors and Actuators lab, where I lead efforts to develop a BioMEMS device utilizing biomaterial-based electrochemical sensing and impedance cytometry to enable drug treatment planning and monitoring. During my Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship at the in-vitro neural systems lab at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, my research focused on microphysiological models featuring human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cells for superior biological functionality, easy-to-assemble non-PDMS microfluidics for low sorption, and impedimetric and electrochemical sensing modalities for biophysical and biochemical insight.