BIOGRAPHY

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)
2010-present:Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Berlin Campus, Germany (Adjunct Assistant Professor)

Awards:

  • Outstanding Corporate Award for Excellence 2009 (Airbus Transnational) "HEUREKA project - an innovation management tool"
  • Award for Excellence 2008 (Airbus Germany) "HEUREKA project - an innovation management tool"
  • STAIF 2003 Outstanding Paper Award (at the 1st Symposium on Space Colonization)
  • Erwin-Stephan-Prize (for a very short and successful graduation period)
  • PHILOTHERM-Prize (for excellent results in Thermodynamics)
  • Award in an innovation competition “jugend-forscht” from the German Federal Government (Topic: Conversion of Exhaust Fumes into Ozone)

Activities:

  • Shotokan Karate Club, Standard Dancing, Jogging, Traveling
  • Team Captain of Tennis Club “SG BA Tempelhof” 2000-2003
  • Moderator of “Spin-offs from Space Activities” Forum of the United Nations Space Working Group
  • Organizer of “Space Tourism” Workshop and Chairman at various aerospace conferences
  • Involved as a team member in NASA's "Moon, Mars and beyond" vision on behalf of SpaceWorks Engineering's "Economic Development of Space" project in 2005

Member:

  • Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation Fellowship
  • Space Generation Advisory Council SGAC in support of United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Fellowship
  • German Society for Foreign Affairs “Berliner Forum Zukunft” Fellowship
  • European Research Studies Journal (ERSJ) Advisory Committee
  • Reviewer for Tourism Management Journal, Elsevier

Alumni:

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS Fellowship, 2003-2005
  • German National Merit Foundation “Studienstiftung” Scholarship, 2001-2003
  • EADS/Airbus’ Scholarship, 1999-2003
  • Lufthansa/Boeing’s Reinhardt Abraham Memorial Foundation Scholarship, 2000