My main interest has always been the interaction of light and matter. In my time at academia, I have studied organic molecules, alloys, metallic glasses and colloidal suspensions at various length and time scales (from Angströms to microns, from picoseconds to days). Since most of the experimental techniques I have used for these projects are based on light (laser spectroscopy, x-ray scattering, confocal microscopy), I have also developed a background in optics at the time. Since 2008 I am working in industry on optical sensor technologies.