Group leader at FIT & IMTEK - Associate Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics
I am currently junior research group leader at the Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT) and the head of Disposable Microsystems group at the Laboratory for Sensors at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg. The main research interest of my working group is the development of bioanalytical microsystems for various applications including diagnostics, especially wearables and point-of-care diagnostics, food and environmental monitoring. Having completed my studies in microsystems engineering, I graduated from the Technical Faculty of the University of Freiburg. I received my PhD degree with summa cum laude in 2016 through my work on the topic "Electrochemical microfluidic multiplexed biosensor platform for point-of-care testing”. In early 2017, I have been awarded by the second place in Gips-Schüle Young Scientist Award for my dissertation. Between June 2017 – June 2019, I also worked as a visiting researcher at the Department of Bioengineering at the Imperial College London. During this time, my focus was on the paper-based analytical devices and their different applications. In September 2019, I joined the editorial team of the journal “Biosensors and Bioelectronics” as an Associate Editor. In late 2019, I received the Adolf Martens Prize in the category "Analytical Chemistry" for my research on the optimization of electrochemical biosensors for the point-of-care diagnostics. In September 2020, I have been awarded with the Best Paper Award 2020 of iba Heiligenstadt for my publication “CRISPR/Cas13a powered electrochemical microfluidic biosensor for nucleic acid amplification-free miRNA diagnostics” in the journal “Advanced Materials”. Besides, in 2020 I am also recognized within 25 early-stage investigators advancing the field of sensor science in the Special Issue “Rising Stars in Sensing” of the journal “ACS Sensors”.