Expert in hydrodynamic modelling, DTM, and economic optimization of small hydropower plants. BCs degree (2003) in Civil Engineering at California State Polytechnic (US). MSc in Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM, 2007) at the University of Stuttgart. PhD in Civil Engineering (2011) at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2013 Post-doctoral associate at the Centre for Biorobotics at the Tallinn University of Technology.