Curriculum Vitae


2016 − 2021 Ph.D. Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2015 − 2016 M.Sci. Physics, St John’s College, University of Cambridge

2012 − 2015 B.A. Natural Sciences, St John’s College, University of Cambridge


2021 − present Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Science and Technology Austria

2016 − 2021 PhD Thesis with Prof. Chase Broedersz, LMU Munich.

Title: "Stochastic Dynamics of Migrating Cells: A Data-Driven Approach"

2015 − 2016 Master Thesis with Dr. Erika Eiser and Prof. Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge

Title: "Hydrodynamics of Colloids in External Fields"

2014 Research Assistant, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany

Fabrication, characterisation and development of solution processed organic solar cells using a P3HT/PCBM active layer within different cell architectures.

2012 Research Internship, Department of Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany

Simulation of particle interactions in the COMPASS experiment at CERN.

Awards and Prizes

2022 Gustav-Hertz-Prize of the German Physical Society

2020 Center of NanoScience Munich publication award: "Scientific Breakthrough"

2020 Solvay Institute Workshop "Physics of Living Systems" Young Researcher Prize

2019 Center of NanoScience Munich publication award: "Best Interdisciplinary Publication"

2019 Gordon Research Seminar poster prize

2018 Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) retreat ’Best Talk’ prize

2018 Center of NanoScience Munich Travel Award

2016 Hockin Prize for excellent undergraduate performance, St John’s College, Cambridge

2010 First Prize on federal state level (Lower Saxony) in the Jugend-Forscht Competition

Grants and Fellowships

2021 NOMIS Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

2018 Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Life Science from the Joachim-Herz-Foundation

2016 PhD fellowship through the Graduate School of Quantitative Bioscience Munich

2013-2015 United Steel Companies Scholarship, St John’s College, Cambridge

2012-2016 Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


Tutor at LMU Elite Master Course Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)

Project Supervision:

  • Master Thesis T. Bras (10.2020 − ): 'Cell migration in three-dimensional two-state micropatterns'

  • Master Thesis S. Riedijk (07.2020 − 09.2021 ): 'Confined cell migration in anisotropic two-dimensional confinements'

  • Master Thesis T. Brandstätter (09.2019 − 02.2021): ’Spontaneous collective ordering in confined cell clusters'

  • Master Thesis M. Schmitt (03.2019 − 05.2020): ’Stochastic cell shape dynamics in confinement'

  • Master Thesis N. Arlt (03.2019 − 03.2020): ’Cell-cell interaction in confining micro-environments’

  • Master Thesis J. Flommersfeld (10.2018 − 12.2019): ’Active contraction in elastic boundaries’

  • Research Mentor for the Summer Research Program 2017 of the Nanoinitiative Munich

  • Master Thesis M. Berger (04.2017 − 07.2018): ’Failure of biological networks with dynamic cross-links’

  • Internship H. Le Roy (10.2016 − 06.2017): ’Guiding cell migration in deformed extra-cellular matrices’.