Professional experience

March 2020
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Research Strategy Unit
Science manager
Development and management of research funding instruments, monitoring and reporting processes, as well as communication measures – e.g. for the strategy program LMUexcellent and the Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure-Track Programme.
Process optimization, quality management, and knowledge management.
2015 – 2019Technische Universität München (TUM)
Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Management Office
2017 – 2019: Science manager
Reporting, committee coordination, knowledge management, coordination of MCTS website relaunch, website administration.
2015 – 2017: Science manager / Research associate
Assistant to the managing director of the MCTS graduate center, various administrative tasks, event organization.
2010 – 2015Technische Universität München (TUM)
Chair for Robotics and Embedded Systems
2013 – 2015: Science manager / Research associate
2010 – 2013: Science manager / Graduate assistant
Project management, reporting, PR, and quality management in international EU-funded robotics consortium projects (ECHORD, ECHORD++, SMART-E).
2006 – 2010 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Chair of General and Experimental Psychology
Student assistant / Graduate assistant
Conduction of psychophysiological experiments (EEG, eye tracking, hand movement tracking) and laboratory management.


2020 Technische Universität München (TUM)
Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS)
Science and Technology StudiesDr. phil. (magna cum laude)
– Doctoral Thesis: ‘Robots Wanted: Dead And/Or Alive. The Attribution of In/Animacy to Robot Technology‘ [Abstract (PDF)].
– Published 2021 as ‘More Than Machines? The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology‘ with Transcript Publishing
– Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen (Friedrich-Schiedel Endowed Chair of Sociology of Science).
– 03/2015 – 08/2017: PhD scholarship, Andrea von Braun Foundation.
München (LMU)
Psychology Diplom (German Master’s)
– Majors: Neuro-cognitive psychology & occupational/organizational psychology.
– Thesis project on ‘The Influence of Workpiece Order Status on Manual Assembly Performance‘. Excellence Cluster CoTeSys (Cognition in Technical Systems), project ACIPE (Adaptive Cognitive Interaction in Production Environments).
– Internship, Siemens Center for User-Interface Design (2010).
– Research internship, Chair of General and Experimental Psychology (2008/09).

Further training

06/2020Online/remote consulting
11/2019Moderating meetings and discussions
10/2018Horizon 2020 application process
06/2018MS Access 2013
07/2017Third-party funding for Bavarian universities
05/2017Bavarian budget law (Bay. Haushaltsrecht)
01/2017Horizon 2020 review process
05/2016Project management
12/2012Management of EU-funded research projects