Professional experience

since 2020Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Research Strategy Unit
Science manager
Development and management of research funding instruments, monitoring and reporting processes, communication measures – e.g. for the strategy program LMUexcellent and the German Federal-Länder Tenure-Track Program; process optimization, quality management, knowledge management; content management for and
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/content management.
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.
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.
・Doctoral Thesis: ‘Robots Wanted: Dead And/Or Alive. The Attribution of In/Animacy to Robot Technology‘ [Abstract (PDF)].
・Published in 2021 as ‘More Than Machines? The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology‘ with Transcript Publishing
・Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen (Universität Hamburg, Professorship of Science and Innovation Research; formerly at TUM, Chair of Sociology of Science).
・03/2015 – 08/2017: PhD scholarship, Andrea von Braun Foundation.
・An essay reflecting on the interdisciplinary aspects of my doctoral research is available here (PDF, in German). It was written in the context of my Andrea von Braun Foundation PhD scholarship.
München (LMU)
Psychology Diplom (equivalent to M.Sc.)
・Majors: Neuro-cognitive psychology & occupational/organizational psychology.