Julia is pursuing a Ph.D. in multispectral imaging flow cytometry at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in the Microfluidics Group of the Nanobiophotonics department. In 2017 she was awarded the SPIE Educational Scholarship for her prospective contribution to the field of optics and photonics. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in electrical engineering and business management in 2018. Julia worked as a research assistant at the institute of high frequency technology, the institute of information management and the institute of semiconductor technology. She is fascinated by the interaction of light and matter, which also gave the inspiration for her bachelor and master thesis topics. Her master thesis work combined an interferometric detector with photoacoustic spectroscopy for the detection of glucose and oxygen saturation in tissue. In 2020 she successfully graduated with distinction in the European Master of Science in Photonics program as a joined degree from both Ghent University and Vrije University Brussel in Belgium.
Apart from her academic career, Julia gained experience in the field of hyperspectral imaging at ON Semiconductor in Mechelen, Belgium and in the field of lab-on-a-chip biophotonics at ICN2 in Barcelona, Spain.
She joined the working group for communication and outreach of the Leibniz PhD foundation and is currently awarded by the European Commission with the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA) for her Ph.D. project.