After my apprenticeship as a motocycle technician I studied Renewable Energy Systems at the university of Applied Science in Nordhausen which I completed as a Dipl. Ing. (FH). Starting in 2009, I worked at the Fraunhofer ISE designing and constructing membrane distillation systems and commissioned many plants around the world including in Namibia, Spain and Italy. Since 2012 I have been responsible for MD system manufacturing at SolarSpring and took over the position of CEO in 2016. I have two lovely daughters and spend a lot of time outdoors with my family.
I joined SolarSpring for my Diploma Thesis titled “Planning, development and construction of a solar-powered Ultrafiltration System for drinking water production” and have been part of the company ever since. I am a specialist for membrane filtration proud creator of the SolarPurification product line and father of three children.
I am a trained motorcycle technician, mechanical engineer (Dipl. Ing. (FH)) and graduate from Uni Braunschweig’s M.Sc. program “ProWater” and work for SolarSpring in marketing, research and as a scientific author since 2014.
With a background in chemical engineering (VIT Pune, India) and after working for some years as a process design engineer, my transition to membrane distillation was very smooth and started with a Master Thesis for completion my M.Sc. programme „Process Engineering“ (Offenburg). I stayed on at SolarSpring and dove straight into research on the more “chemical” new applications for MD. I really like life in Freiburg but have noticed a strong lack of good street food and cricket.
Man of Action
Educated at the Fraunhofer ISE and with experience in fuel cell testing, Leon assembles our plate and frame MD modules and designs manufacturing equipment. He is also responsible for quality assurance.
Queen of Accounts
Manuela is our accountant and makes the cliché of a boring bookkeeper seem absurd. Make sure to catch the latest news on her extensive Grandfondo cycling career next time you meet her.
Jumana takes care of our corporate appearance in print as well as online.
THE WORKSHOP MASTER
Juan is responsible for engineering and production.
The woman of the trade for everything electrical.
Customer satisfaction is my highest priority. With a bachelor in communications and a masters in psychology I now take care of marketing and sales for SolarSpring, promoting this fantastic new technology for water treatment and sustainability. Water is life. I like nature, sports, yoga and meditation.
Afrid and Severin
Currently with us on internship are Afrid und Severin