In my professional career, I focussed on wood as raw material for building products and furniture: After training as a joiner, I enrolled in the programme of Wood Science and Technology, and earned a doctoral degree on the subject of volatile organic compound (VOC) release from wood products (Universität Hamburg). During my work for a manufacturer of measuring technology, I supported customers as to questions on formaldehyde and VOC emissions, acted as product manager, and participated in the development of new measuring systems.

Writing has always been a vital ingredient of my working life, both in its scientific form and in its journalistic type. Since being self employed, texts have become my second professional foothold besides consulting.

Professional Experience