I studied in an international program in the then Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Duisburg, Germany. The study program Computer Science and Communications Engineering was very broad. Undergraduate studies centred around Electrical Engineering, Signals and Systems in Control and Communications Engineering, Computer Science, Solid State Electronics, Mathematics and Physics. At the end of undergraduate studies, I had already developed interest in Electronics.
Postgraduate studies covered the major aspects of Information Engineering (Nachrichtentechnik), Communications Engineering (Kommunikationstechnik), Computer Architecture and Programming (Rechnerarchitektur und Programmierung) as mandatory fields. My area of specialisation Technical Electronics covered Semiconductor Technology for Microelectronic and Optoelectronic applications, Integrated Circuits and Measurement Technology. Already in the fifth semester, I developed special interest in Semiconductor Technology and began growing semiconductor layers using Molecular Beam Epitaxy.
With my special interest and performance in this field, I was given the opportunity to continue research as scientific staff at the Technical University in Braunschweig, where I extended my work into semiconductor nanostructures, their fabrication, characterisation and applications as you may find in most of my publications.
I was also involved in teaching - organising practicals and giving tutorials at postgradduate level