Before joining the public service in parliament I was a technical advisor for a drilling company serving on- and offshore platforms up to 2010. Before that I evaluated studies in the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Ressources about seismological hazards to nuclear power stations. My study of geophysics in Kiel, Germany and Auckland, New Zealand brought a bright inside view to renewable energies.
Given a strong energy background from my professional career I collected a lot of knowledge about railway and public transport systems from side jobs and political engagement. It's always good to be doubletracked. Both parts (energy and traffic) are combined in the first publication in 1998 about electrification of railways by using in hydrogen stored wind power.
I am a 50-year old geophysicist now employed as an scientific advisor for energy and traffic at the state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein and for Dr. Ingrid Nestle, member of the german federal parliament. In my contributions I will be able to add not just technical questions but the view from the political side which is sometimes a bit of a difference. I am married but have no own children. Since beginning of my study in Kiel back in 1990 I love to row. Cycling and public transport is my typical mode of transportation.