Curriculum Vitae

1966 Born in Zürich, Switzerland.

1981-85 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium Rämibühl in Zürich. Matura.

1988 Practical at Credit Suisse in Zürich (7 weeks).

1988-90 Several practicals at the IBM Zürich Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon (20 weeks total).

1985-90 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ). Diploma in experimental physics from the faculty of Mathematics and Physics (IXB). Diploma thesis: "Optical Force Sensing in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy", done at IBM Rüschlikon in the group of Urs Dürig, with H. R. Ott as diploma professor.

1991-95 IBM Rüschlikon. PhD thesis: "Mechanics and Electronics on the Atomic Scale: A Study using Scanning Probe Methods" in the group of Urs Dürig, with Louis Schlapbach from University of Fribourg, Switzerland, as PhD professor.

1995-97 Postdoc at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in the group of Peter Grütter, with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (first year). Same topic as PhD thesis. For more information on the research I was involved in between 1990 and 1997, see the McGill web page of 1996 or my publications.

1997-today iT_Security AG in Zürich (80% position), software development for smart card based security solutions. Fundamental research during part of the rest of my time.

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