​​​​​​​An engineer is doing a little jump. A Kid is going home with a smile on its face after a day on the kids-construction side. The engineer I helped with understanding the simulation software. The kid I helped materializing its creative ideas. I have my happy moments when my help leads to the expression of spontaneous joy.
Hiking and playing music are my biggest two hobbies. Playing music in a house music with 2 zithers and 3 violines. Sometimes my foldable zither joins me on a hike.



  • 1989-1993: Apprentice ship in precision machining at WSW AG in Wollerau SZ
  • 1994-1998: Precision Engineering degree HTL at NTB Buchs SG
  • 2003-2011: Masters and PhD studies at College of Optical Sciences in Tucson AZ


  • 1998-2000: Product development and quality management, CE- Certifcation of an intensive care ventilator at Hamilton Medical AG in Bonaduz GR
  • 2000-2003: Development- and application-engineer of interferometric measurement devices at FISBA AG in St. Gallen
  • 2003-2011: Research- and teaching assistant at College of Optical Sciences in Tucson AZ
  • 2011 Fall: Optical engineer at NTB in Buchs SG (now OST campus Buchs)
  • 2011-2014: Optical Engineer at Vectronix AG in Heerbrugg SG ​​​​​​​
  • Since 2014: Self employed at Optical Consulting Zehnder and its successor Optical Consulting GmbH