Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2001
  • Abitur
  • Gymnasium Oberursel, Germany
  • 2002-2003
  • Vordiplom Mathematics
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2001-2005
  • BA, MS
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2005-2010
  • PhD, Department of Physics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Awards and Grants

Phi Beta Kappa

Second Place, Class of 1880 Mathematics Competition

Mathematics Undergraduate Research Prize 2005

William E. Stephens Memorial Prize 2004-2005 (Dept. of Physics)

Rose Undergraduate Research Award 2005

University Scholar

Vagelos Scholar in Molecular Life Sciences

MIT-France Travel Grant, Summer 2008

Graduate Fellow, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara, USA, Fall 2008

Talks

  • May 2006, contributed talk
  • 95th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
  • Mapping Complicated (Protein) Surfaces onto a Sphere
  • May 2007, contributed talk
  • 97th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
  • Prediction of Transcription Factor Specificity Using All-Atom Models
  • May 2008, contributed talk
  • 99th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
  • Melting of Persistent Double-Stranded Polymers
  • June 2008, seminar
  • Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, Université Paris-Sud
  • Nonmonotonic effects of parallel sidewalls on Casimir forces between cylinders
  • November 2008, invited talk
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara
  • A General Formulation for the Casimir Energy and its Practical Application
  • Recording
  • October 2009, invited short talk
  • Symposium "Trajectories and Friends" in celebration of Prof. Nihat Berker's 60th birthday
  • Melting of Persistent Double-Stranded Polymers
  • December 2009, contributed talk
  • 102nd Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universität Heidelberg
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Department of Physics, Technische Universität München
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, seminar
  • Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, Université Paris-Sud
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • ICTP, Trieste
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • January 2010, invited talk
  • Condensed Matter Theory Group, Yale University
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • February 2010, invited talk
  • Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • February 2010, invited talk
  • Département de Physique de la Matière Condensée, University of Geneva
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • February 2010, invited talk
  • Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • February 2010, invited talk
  • Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • March 2010, invited talk
  • Department of Physics, Virginia Tech
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • March 2010, contributed graduate student lunch talk
  • Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • March 2010, invited talk
  • Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UC San Diego
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • March 2010, invited talk
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UC San Francisco
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • April 2010, contributed talk
  • Third Annual Greater Boston Area Quantum Matter Meeting
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • April 2010, invited talk
  • Casimir, van der Waals and nanoscale interactions school
  • École de Physique des Houches
  • Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
  • May 2010, contributed talk
  • 103rd Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
  • Casimir interaction of an object with a cavity
  • December 2011, contributed talk
  • 106th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
  • Biochemical "FM radio" receivers
  • January 2012, chalk talk
  • The Simons Center for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Characterizing biological frequency-detection circuits by their dynamical properties
  • March 2012, poster
  • Systems Biology Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Biochemical "FM radio" receivers