Born in 1979 in Darmstadt, Germany. Graduated from Victoria School in 1999 and went to the university of Rostock. Graduate engineer in Mechanical engineering with scientific deepening in naval architecture and offshore engineering. Research assistant at Helsinki University of Technology from 2004 – 2009 and became Doctor of Science with distinction in marine technology. In 2004 co-founder of the engineering office AS2CON. 2010-2011 post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University in Finland. In 2011 appointed Professor at NTNU in Trondheim for sustainable arctic sea transportation. 2013 – 2015 honorary professor at Aalesund University College in Norway. 2014 appointed professor for design and analysis of ships and offshore structures at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and supervisor of the institute of ship structural design and analysis. Honorary professor at NTNU in Trondheim from 2014 to 2018.