Born in 1982 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. From 2004 – 2006 he worked as an intern at a freelance conservation studio for stone and wall paintings in Niedernhausen (Hessen). From 2006 – 2011 he studied Conservation, Art Technology and Conservation Sciences at the Department for Conservation, Conservation Science and Art Technology ,Technical University Munich and graduated with a final thesis about cellulose acetate tapes in 2011. He was involved in the KURILKAR project until December 2011. Currently, he is a scientific researcher at the Rathgen Research Laboratory (National Museums Berlin).