25. May 2017

New Head of Support & Commissioning


Passionate about interdisciplinary natural sciences, Sascha studied nano sciences at the University of Basel in Switzerland. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he deepened his understanding of experimental physics at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, IBM Research, and finally at the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos (Switzerland), where he stayed from 2012-2015. In the group snow physics, Sascha worked on time-lapse in-situ micro-computer-tomography, high resolution force profiles in snow, and defended his master thesis on nano-structured ice-phobic surfaces for aeronautic applications.

From the mountains in Davos Sascha found the way to MYTHEN, PILATUS, and EIGER. Starting at DECTRIS as engineer in the group for Support and Commissioning in 2015, he takes over the lead of the young motivated team as of 2017. With a combination of expertise in scientific instrumentation and customer orientation he is aiming for the best possible customer experience with our hard- and software. The new DECTRIS infrastructure at the Täfernhof II facilities in Baden provides the perfect base to train our engineers, instruct our partners, and deliver more efficient support. The next step is to integrate  and coordinate a support team at DECTRIS USA Inc. in Philadelphia, which allows being even closer to our customers and acting faster on a global scale.