Synopsis

The focus of my research is Medical Physics for Radiation Oncology, an interdisciplinary field between Physics, Medicine, Engineering and Biology. Educated in Physics and Philosophy at Heidelberg University and Humboldt-University Berlin, I have worked interdisciplinarily throughout my carrer, from glacial research in Environmental Phyics to Archeometry. The common denominator since my PhD has been luminescence dosimetry and its applications. Currently working at the German Cancer Research Center, I focus on the implementation of modern luminescence techniques for research in proton and ion radiotherapy (with topics covering dosimetry, beam characterization, and radiobiology) as well as the potential benefit of this treatment modality from modern delivery systems and imaging techniques (such as MRI-guidance and dual-energy computed tomography).