Interdisciplinary research requires the combination of multiple scientific methods and techniques. Thus, my repertoire of tools and study approaches includes various competences.

Conventional microscopy


Scanning electron microscopy ,

conventional, cryo, EDX, ESEM, TEM, (FIB, HIM)

Contact angle measurements and evaluation of free surface energy


Indentation (micro, macro)


Pull-off and adhesion experiments


Video-tracking approaches for behavioural studies and documentation of force tests 

Ontogenetic and ecological studies for contextualization with biophysical results

Comprehensive, systematic, structural screenings

Confocal microscopy


Scientific video-recordings, inclusive high-speed analyses


Replication of biological and synthetical surfaces; experimental scale

Centrifugal force experiments


Sensitive balance (long-term) measurements

Wind tunnel experiments with biological samples


Taxonomic identification of species and lineages

Fluorescence Microscopy, e.g., LSM

Surface topography,

e.g., white light interferometry


Surface modification, e.g., silanization; experimental scale


Traction (pulling) force experiments

Morphometrics of plant and arthropod organs

Cultivation of plants and animals providing comparable model organisms with similar physiological condition

Integrative combination of various methods in order to elucidate multifunctional effects