Frederik started his work in the field of optimization as an electrical engineer with his bachelor thesis on evolutionary algorithms applied in industry. The thesis was written in a cooperation with Unitechnik Systems GmbH.
He persued his master in Automation & IT at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS). After finishing his master thesis at Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, he began working as a research associate in the SPOTSeven Lab. He is currently starting as a Ph.D. student in informatics in cooperation with TU Dortmund. With a strong background in programming his main research interest is the practical applicability of Evolutionary Algorithms.