Warmly Welcome

Welcome to my experiment to give you an impression of myself and my work.
I hope that I can manage this challenge, which should not be underestimated, to some extent and look forward to meeting you personally – see you soon!

About me

While creating this website I thought for a long time about how I would like to present myself, how a visitor could interpret my written texts and whether they would represent me realistically (according to my own impression). In the end, I came to the conclusion that I don’t know and can’t judge. Therefore, it is best to perceive the following lines and pages simply as an experiment and invitation to verify the impression made here at a personal meeting (e.g. a coffee together). I am looking forward to it!


If I had to describe myself, I would say:

… I am independent, autonomous, diplomatic and helpful.

… I love challenges.

… I am persistent and loyal.

… I can listen well and make open conversations possible.


I am particularly motivated when I:

… can think creatively.

… am allowed to lead and steer.

… can form and build new things.

… am allowed to solve problems and overcome challenges.

… can develop concepts and structure facts.

… am allowed to present my own results.


I cannot do this without: 

… attaching importance to individuality, independence and performance.

… demanding honesty, loyalty and fairness.

… building knowledge and prestige for myself.


Those who get to know me will also:

… find that I love word jokes more than anything else.

… notice that I only need a breakfast with coffee, croissants and a newspaper to be happy.

… find out that I can borrow my Harry Potter in ancient Greek on request.

… burn for British automobiles.

… I would like to brew more of my own beer.


Last but not least: These are the books that have made a lasting impression on me lately:

    • Dobelli, Rolf: Die Kunst des klaren Denkens (52 Denkfehler, die Sie besser anderen überlassen)
    • Cathcart, Thomas; Klein, Daniel: Plato and a platypus walk into a bar
    • Gladwell, Malcom: Outliers
    • Fisher, Roger; Ury, William; Patton, Bruce: Getting to yes

Competencies

During my MBA and automotive engineering studies, I specialized in the following areas:

    • Product- and Life-Cycle-Management
    • Department restructuring / Change Management
    • Car safety
    • Car accident research
    • Risk analysis / extrapolation

My last professional projects / research work concentrated on the following:

    • Representativeness of a scenario catalogue with regard to the traffic situation at macroscopic level (preparation of the implementation)
    • Representativeness of a scenario catalogue with regard to the traffic situation at macroscopic level (basic research)
    • Investigation of the international and national accident situation of powered two wheelers (PTWs)
    • Investigation of the international and national accident situation of motorcycles

In addition, I have strengthened my competencies in the following fields of activity in further training courses and various honorary offices:

    • Project Management
    • Project Controlling
    • Public Speaking
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Public relations
    • Committee work

Presentations / talks

Here is a small excerpt from my lectures and talks in recent years :


06/2018: HALO – The Halo effect  | Toastmasters Business Club Frankfurt (twice)


03/2018: Sokrates – a self introduction | Toastmasters Business Club Frankfurt


12/2017: Smartphones and Apps – Programming your own app | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


11/2017: Internal rhetoric training | Fachschaftsrat Maschinenwesen Dresden University of Technology


10/2017: Motorcycle accidents in an international context | 75. conference of the Munich committee for road vehicles (MAS)


04/2017: I know who you are and what you want: The power of computers | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


04/2017: Physics, maths and chemistry: What do I need that for? | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


04/2017: Apple, Alphabet and Tesla: Tomorrow’s car manufacturer? | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


12/2016: Renewable energies and e-mobility | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


11/2016: Internal rhetoric training | Fachschaftsrat Maschinenwesen Dresden University of Technology


10/2016: Smartphone, tablet, iPod and movies | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


08/2016: The future of automobiles | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


08/2016: Connected future | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


11/2015: Physics, maths and chemistry: What do I need that for? | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


11/2015: Smartphone, tablet, iPod and movies | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.


10/2015: Presentation of the first semester welcome event of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering | Dresden University of Technology


07/2014: Laudation “Award for innovative teaching” on the “day of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering” | Dresden University of Technology


05/2014: Presentation of the design competition “Crazy Machine”  | Fachschaftsrat Maschinenwesen Dresden University of Technology


05/2014: Bachelor or diploma – Which degree should I choose? | University-day of the Dresden University of Technology


08/2013: Ecological sustainability – The focus on technology | Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V.

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