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I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Research Fellow at the Department of Micro- and Nanosystems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
After growing up in a small town in Austria, I received my Diplomingenieur 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 n-core 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 Laboratory (MSAL) and led the MiND (Microsystems development for Neuropsychiatric Disorders) effort, developing a BioMEMS device utilizing biomaterial-based electrochemical sensing and impedance cytometry to enable drug treatment planning and monitoring.
Now, I am applying my interdisciplinary background to in vitro models of the neurovascular unit, exploring microsystems integration for novel design/fabrication strategies and real-time sensing capabilities.