I am a Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
My research interests involve principles of bipedal locomotion and how they can be integrated into physical systems for use in medical rehabilitation, prosthetics, and walking humanoid robots. At the Robotics Institute, I work with Hartmut Geyer investigating legged systems.
I am originally from Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. I am an alumnus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where I received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010. At CWRU, I worked in the Center for Biologically Inspired Robotics Research with Roger Quinn.
I currently live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my wife. In my freetime, I like to draw and play music. My favorite medium is paper and pencil. I play guitar and alto saxophone.