I was born in Switzerland and later got a B.S./M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2012. For my Master thesis I joined the group of Christian Leinenbach at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa (Link: www.empa.ch)) working on characterization of the deformation and failure mechanisms of high temperature brazed steel components. I returned to the Alloy Design for Advanced Processing Technologies (ADAPT) group later to work on development of oxide dispersion strengthened titanium aluminides for additive manufacturing as a PhD student until 2016. The project was performed in the frame of the multinational European Union FP7 project OXIGEN focusing on development of oxide dispersion strengthened alloys for high temperature components produced by additive manufacturing. I joined both the Dunand and Shah research groups early 2017 as a Postdoc funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.