Born on the 21.7.1969 in Marktoberdorf, a village of 17000 souls near the Alps
in Bavaria/Germany I visited "Sankt Martin" elementary school in
from September 1976 until July 1980. After that I continued
from September 1980 til June 1989 at
"Peter-Dörfler-Gymnasium" again in Marktoberdorf to acquire the "Allgemeine
On the first of November 1989 I started
at "Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München" to study physics. Conducting
the one-year work for my diploma in experimental physics I finished
university on 4th of October 1995 with the academic degree of a Dipl. Phys.
(roughly equivalent to a M.Sc.).
After that I worked from December 1995 to April 1996 as a scientific
employee at the Institute for Medical Optics before I had to start to
do a 13-month social service (instead of army) at GSF Munich, a facility
conducting ecological research.
After this (on June 1997) I started again at the Institute for
Medical Optics with a dissertation on femtosecond spectroscopy and
molecule physics. Experiments and major work on the text where finished
in August 2001.
I started on October 2001 with a regular job as Head of Hardware
Development at Olympus BioSystems GmbH in Planegg near Munich. Later on
this Company was merged with Soft Imaging System GmbH to form the new
Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions GmbH.
After finishing text and a successful Rigorosum I was awarded the PhD in
Marriage with Pia Frommknecht on 5.8.2006 in Marktoberdorf.
End of June 2007 I left Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions company to
join the Dionex Softron GmbH in Germering where I
started as Senior Engineer in the R&D department and have been
promoted to Hardware Engineering Project Manager end of 2010.
May 2011 the name of the company changed to Thermo Fisher
Scientific as the takeover became effective - since summer 2013
promoted to principal hardware engineer.
September 2019 started a new position in the development
at Thorlabs GmbH as "Scientific Lead Spectroscopy Systems" in Bergkirchen
working mainly on Raman spectroscopy.
A short survey of things I always do not have enough time for:
- Mountains (holidays and on weekends),
Karate (regularly, 3rd Dan), Bicycle (to work or on weekends), Skiing (on average one day a year), Inline skating
(in breaks or in the evenings) and dancing (Argentine Tango).
- Technology and science:
- Electronics (especially digital,
- Computer (UNIX, programming in C, TCL/Tk, assembler and other
languages. Parallel and vintage
- Vintage avionics - especially from British aircraft (e.g. Tornado, Nimrod,
- Lasers, physics and science in general (e.g. tried in the 90ties to rejuvenate a heavy old
Ar-ion-laser which requires the production of good vacuum,
glass-blowing, or constructing an own YAG).
- Nearly all classics from Albinoni to Zemlinski being not
too modern - say before 1950. Favorite candidates at the moment
are the symphonies of Tschaikowsky, Brahms and Bruckner. Recently I discovered the
beautiful sound-tracks of Alfred Newman and others.
This article is compiled by Erik Baigar, <
firstname.lastname@example.org>, 25.9.2001. This document was requested