M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, specializing on Power Engineering at the University of Technology Graz and Innovation and Technology Management at the University for Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna. From 2004 to 2008 researcher and project manager at the Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT, Energy Department (former known as arsenal research) in the topic distributed generation integration in distribution networks. Since 2009, deputy head of business unit Electric Energy Systems. Responsible for the research field Smart Grids and related projects in this topic (e.g. national projects DG DemoNet-Concept, BAVIS, DG DemoNet-Validation, ISOLVES PSSA and EU Project MetaPV). Representative of AIT within the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme Smart Grids and member of CIRED Session 4 Advisory Group. Since 2010 member of board of the National Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria.