I have a background in nanostructure engineering and physics. My academic focus areas were photonic crystals - and crystal fibers, optical tweezers, and nanoanalytics and patterning. I spent 8 years in industry in various roles and coordinated the international congress "Applied Industrial Optics" for OPTICA (former Optical Society of America) as General Chair for several years. At EurA AG, I am Team Leader Analytics and Sensors and have extensive experience in managing large projects. I lead the quantum photonics network and coordinate activities in quantum technologies for EurA.