• Oct. 1989 to Sept 1995: Study of Mechanical Engineering, Specialisation Conveyer Technology with other focus areas in Drive Technology and Construction at the TU Braunschweig
  • Oct. 1995 to July 2000: Scientific employee under Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. P. Brüser at the Institute for Mechanical Elements and Conveyer Technology at the TU Braunschweig, PhD on rolling bearings
  • Aug. 2000 to Mar. 2002: Designated successor for management of construction at the Anthon GmbH machine factory in Flensburg
  • Apr. 2002 to Aug. 2005: FuE-department of Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft mbH, FEM-calculations for interaction of ship structure and drive components