Physicist, Graduated from University of Bonn/Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy. Staff at the German Space Agency. Several Years of work experience in Japan (Government and Industry). Entering Airbus Space Division in 1999. Project/Program Manager in fields like International Space Station, Advanced Projects and Long Term Scenarios. Currently Innovation Manager for Emerging Technologies and Concepts. Covered topics are very diverse – incl. synthetic biology – and investigated with focus on aerospace applicability.