After six years working as PostDoc and head of a junior research group at the Institut für Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP) of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, I joined the Oxford's Physics Department as University Lecturer in the Condensed Matter Physics Subdepartment in May 2013. Furthermore, I am a fellow of Wolfson College. My research interests are renewable energies and energy policy in general and emerging solar technologies in particular (although there are admittedly sunnier places than the UK...). My further interests include open science, support of early stage researchers as well as the special responsibility of researchers towards society and global challenges.
From 2014 to 2019, I was member of the Global Young Academy, an international young academy of 200 early to mid career researchers from all disciplines who share the passion for research for the benefit for society. These five years were intensive, but I found them more than worthwhile and rewarding, and a unique opportunity for being active at the interface between research and society with an amazing group of like-minded people.
In December 2019, I joined the Scientific Advisory Board of Noble.AI, a machine learning startup in the Bay Area in California, working on accelerating research and development. In January 2020, Grey Christoforo, James Ball, Henry Snaith and I co-founded Ark Metrica, solving problems one measurement at a time!