2002 – 2005 – Hagen Open University: Business Administration (Dipl.-Kaufm., Master equiv.)
1996 – 2001 – Heinz-Nixdorf-Institute, Paderborn University: Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Dr.-Ing., PhD equiv.), Thesis: “Parallel Simulation of large pulse-coupled neural networks”
1997 – 2000 – Heinz-Nixdorf-Institute, Paderborn University: Scholarship at the Graduate College “Parallel Computer Networks in Production Technology”
1990 – 1996 – Paderborn University: Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Dipl.-Ing., Master equiv.)
2006 – 2007 – Qimonda AG, Munich, Germany, Senior Program Manager, entrepreneurial responsibility for a program of memory chips (revenue 50 Mio USD p.a., 20 Mio USD R&D budget), project management in P.R. China, Taiwan, USA, Portugal. Development of a family of DDR SDRAM components (80 nm CMOS). Management of R&D, production, quality and customer issues.
2005 – 2006 – Infineon Technologies Ltd., Xi’an, P.R. China, Manager ASIC & Design Solutions department, build-up of the department and business unit in China: disciplinary and budget responsibility, project management for the projects in Xi’an. Development of a voice recognition processor (UniLite, 130 nm CMOS) in cooperation with Tsinghua university. FPGA development.
2004 – 2006 – Infineon Technologies Ltd., Xi’an, P.R. China, Project Office Manager, build-up of a R&D center: project setup, resource planning, project leader development, project planning and controlling, risk management. Focus on communication products, e.g. GSM and DECT processors.
2003 – 2004 – Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, Project Office, Senior Specialist Improvement Management, workshop facilitator (8D, FMEA), risk management.
2000 – 2003 – Infineon Technologies AG, Development Center Duesseldorf, Germany, Staff Engineer Digital Design: Development of a GSM/EDGE mobile processor platform.
1996 – 2000 – Heinz-Nixdorf-Institute, Paderborn, Researcher: Development and prototype implementation (with FPGAs) of a neurocomputer, simulation software on parallel computers and DSPs, design of a compiler. Supervision of a student working group and of diploma theses. International publications.
Honorary Professor of the Zaporozhye National Technical University (ZNTU), Ukraine
Member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Systems Dynamics and Mechatronics (ISyM) of the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FH Bielefeld)
Member of the external peer committee for the study programmes of the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics of the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FH Bielefeld)
Member of the international peer committee for the Bachelor programmes of the Faculty of Engineering Technology of KU Leuven, Belgium
Founding member of the Graduate Institute North-Rhine Westfalia (GI NRW), Institute for cooperative PhD studies
Member of German Rectors’ Conference (hrk) working group on “internationalisation of curricula”
Programme Committee member of:
IEEE E-TEMS (Chair)
ICIST – International Conference on Information and Software
Dortmund International Research Conference (Chair)
REPM – Research and Education in Project Management
International Scientific Conference on Project Management in
the Baltic Countries
IEEE CANDO EPE
Desenberg Energie GmbH&CoKG, Desenberg Motoren UG, Managing Director, Energy production from biogas
Smart Mechatronics GmbH, Co-Founder and Fellow, Engineering services for mechatronic systems
CP contech electronic GmbH, Partner and Shareholder, Development and production of industrial electronics
Member of the Steering Board of the Dortmund Smart City Alliance