Marian has a background in Physics with a strong focus on droplet-based microfluidics for synthetic cell research and biomedical applications. He received his Master’s degree from Heidelberg University, where he developed new optical and analytical methods for single molecule force measurements in muscle physiology. For his doctoral research he joined the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research and worked on the bottom-up assembly of minimal synthetic cells by microfluidic methods. During his postdoc he further specialized in microfluidics and developed new methods for a wide variety of applications. In 2018, he joined the division of microfluidic platforms at Hahn-Schickard in Freiburg, working as a project leader on R&D projects. He was promoted as senior expert for Digital Microfluidic Platforms and pooled expertise and know-how of droplet-based microfluidic projects for commercial lab-on-a-chip systems.