2007, PhD, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Full Professor, Department of Physics, RWTH Aachen University. Current research focuses on two-dimensional materials and graphene nanodevices. Has authored and co-authored more than 100 papers for Nature Physics, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, and Applied Physics Letters, among others. Recipient of an ERC Starting Grant to work on "Graphene Quantum Electromechanical Systems" (2011). Interests: mountaineering and contemporary art.