About Me

Most people assume that academia and business are two separate and incompatible professions – you are either a good researcher or a good entrepreneur, but not both at the same time. Personally, I believe that the opposite is true and that science and business are a perfect match. On one hand, I am the CEO and founder of Chaindrium, a research focused IT consulting company. On the other hand I am a PhD student and researcher at the University of Göttingen (Germany). Over the years, both professions proofed to be very valuable for one another and many research ideas made it into my business endeavors. At the same time, the lessons I learned as an entrepreneur have been very helpful throughout my academic career.

Chaindrium provides holistic consultation and research services, as well as cutting-edge expertise and insights into recent technological developments. My team members help organizations to understand newly developed technologies, presenting them from a technical, as well as from an economical and social perspective. This way, they enable companies to utilize the latest technological advancements and incorporate them into their strategy for the future. Besides Chaindrium, I am also involved in several other StartUps either as a Co-Founder, adviser, or researcher and Chief Scientist.

As a researcher and PhD student at the University of Göttingen I am part of the Telematics research group. I received my Bachelor in Computer Science in 2015 from the University of Rostock (Germany) and my Masters degree (Internet Technologies and Information Systems) in 2017 from the University of Göttingen (Germany). In the past few years I published several academic papers in peer reviewed conferences and co-organized scientific workshops and research meetings on Blockchain technology. My research interest mainly focuses on blockchain-based identity and authentication systems, machine-to-machine (M2M) transaction and interaction protocols, decentralized system design, and review- mechanisms and systems. Some of my further research interests entail wireless sensor networks, network and computer security, and the socio-technical issues of computer science. Last but not least, I am also teaching courses, giving lectures and organizing educational programs, talks and workshops for my students, as well as for individuals and organizations outside the academic realm.