Curriculum Vitae

1975:Born in Berlin, Germany
1996-2000:Technical University Berlin, Germany (Diploma Degree)
1999 (1/4 year):Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Researcher)
2000 (1/2 year):University of Washington, Seattle, USA (Master's Thesis)
2001-2003:Technical Univ. Berlin/ Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Berlin, Germany (Doctoral Degree in Engineering)
2001 (1/4 year):National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan (Researcher)
2002 (1/4 year):Kourou Spaceport, EADS Space, Kourou, French Guiana (Consultant)
2003-2005:Keio University, Yokohama, Japan (Visiting Professor)
2004-2005:Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, Tokyo, Japan (Consultant)
2005-2008:Humboldt Univ. at Berlin & European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany (Doctoral Degree in Economics)
2006-present:Aerospace Industry, Hamburg, Germany (Aerospace Projects)
2009-present:Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Europe Campus, Germany (Adjunct Assistant Professor)


  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® 2016-present
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® 2019-present
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)® 2021-present


  • Awards for Excellence (Airbus Transnational) “Wearable Ergonomic Robotic (Exoskeleton)”, 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award for the European Region of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, 2013
  • Outstanding Corporate Award for Excellence (Airbus Transnational) “HEUREKA project - an innovation management tool”, 2009
  • Award for Excellence (Airbus Germany) “HEUREKA project - an innovation management tool”, 2008
  • STAIF Outstanding Paper Award (at the 1st Symposium on Space Colonization), 2003
  • Erwin-Stephan-Prize (for a very short and successful graduation period), 2000
  • PHILOTHERM-Prize (for excellent results in Thermodynamics), 1999
  • Award in an innovation competition “jugend-forscht” from the German Federal Government (Topic: Conversion of Exhaust Fumes into Ozone)


  • Playing drums, Japanese language, Shotokan karate, jogging, traveling
  • Creator of the Space Tourism Fund (, 2020
  • Involved as a team member in NASA’s “Moon, Mars and beyond” vision project, 2005
  • Moderator of the “Spin-offs from Space Activities” Forum of the United Nations Space Working Group, 2003
  • Organizer of “Space Tourism” Workshop and Chairman at various aerospace conferences


  • Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation Fellowship, 2003-present
  • Reviewer for: Tourism Management Journal, Elsevier; International Journal of Logistics Management, Emerald; European Research Studies Journal (ERSJ); International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace


  • PMI Membership (Project Management Institute), 2016-2017
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS Fellowship, 2003-2005
  • German National Merit Foundation “Studienstiftung” Scholarship, 2001-2003
  • Airbus’ Scholarship Program “Airbus Studienfoerderung”, 1999-2003
  • Lufthansa/Boeing’s Reinhardt Abraham Memorial Foundation Scholarship, 2000
  • German Society for Foreign Affairs “Berliner Forum Zukunft” Fellowship
  • Space Generation Advisory Council SGAC in support of United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Fellowship