I am always curious for the new stuff.
Luckily there is always something new to discover, for example food. Whenever I get a chance, I like to go to far out places and discover the infinite varieties of preparing food that this planet has to offer.
Eating and sleeping for sure are unavoidable and one should make sure to enjoy both. But also the brain needs to be fed. Personally I like to feed it with problems, usually it digests them and returns a solution. I guess that’s why I became an engineer. Food and science are enjoyed the most intense when paired with meeting old friends and making new ones around the world.
This journey already started when I was a NanoEngineering student in Duisburg. It involved semiconductor lasers at CNU in South Korea, laser printed polymers in Princeton and silica nanoparticles that assemble into optical fibers at the Univeristy of Sydney. For my PhD I explore self-assembled microstructures at AMOLF with Wim Noorduin.
Looking at these microstructures with a scanning electron microscope opens up a truly fascinating world. Also beyond those structures the aesthetics of this electron based pictures intrigued me. Together with together with Cornelius Koch I explored how this hidden world can be transformed into a piece of audio-visual art. The result is called “Nanotropics”.
Before science became a full time job, Hendrik and Christian Denkhaus and my bother Kilian had transformed my room into a film studio to create stop motion animations. The challenge is to be good enough to be screened at a film and seeing what other filmmakers create is the reward. In 2014 we decided to explore the other side and organized the 10th edition of the Brickfilm festival “Steinerei” in Dortmund.
In the time that I was still a student I would study with friends for the exams like everybody else did. This worked especially well if there was one student in the group that was good at explaining a certain topic. Caner Yaldiz was also one of them. We felt that it would only be fair if everybody could have that one student that can explain a topic in a day. That’s why we founded Kaiserberg Seminare to offer crash courses for engineering topics.
You might have guessed it by now. I’m never bored.
Self assembled microstructure
Arbeitsgruppe Metaphonetik - NanoTropics (2015)
The Beauty of IBM Flash (2013)
What is nano? (2012)
A selection of stop motion videos I made with nichtgedreht
Alles ist die Noppe (2009)
Steinerei Trailer (2014)
Day of the Sun (2013)
Weltraffer 2008 (2012)