I graduated from the University of Applied Science Mannheim. After my bachelor of science in process engineering I proceeded with the master degree in chemical engineering.During my studies, I did an internship at the BASF SE in Ludwigshafen/Rhein in the department of energy and environmental technologies. Thereby, I experienced the first process insights and project operations of a global chemical company.
In the course of my studies, I also worked on research topics in the area of simulation, fluid dynamics, separation technologies and synthesis of catalysts.
I wrote my master thesis at the hte GmbH in Heidelberg. Among other things this company works on research topics concerning the heterogeneous catalysis.
During my studies I recognized that I have a great desire to work on current research topics. Therefore, the work as a research associate at the Institute of Process Engineering in Life Sciences at the Karlsruhe Institute of technology offers excellent opportunities. Since February 2014 I work on my PhD thesis in the research area of double emulsions at the KIT.
My topic is about the characterization and the stabilization of double emulsions. Thereby, I focus on the instability mechanisms causing the loss of the inner water phase: coalescence and diffusion. In addition, I work on the development of a measurement technique to determine the encapsulation efficiency in double emulsions.
The double emulsions were prepared in a two-step-process. Therefore, I use different emulsification techniques (e.g. Rotor-Stator-Systems, High-Pressure-Emulsification and Membrane-Emulsification). To characterize the double emulsions belong to their structural and functional properties I mainly use the laser diffraction (LS13320/Beckmann Coulter) and dynamic differential scanning calorimetry (DSC/TA Instruments). In addition, I investigate the interfacial properties and rheological behavior of double emulsions (PAT-1/ Sinterface, Rheometer/Anton Paar).