Jonas was born in Neuss, Germany, 1984. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen, Germany and received his Diploma with the major in Production Engineering in 2010. He was studying one year at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. During his studies he was working as a student research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology. For his Diploma thesis he was working at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM). Following he joined IRIS for his PhD studies while he is working at CSEM Alpnach in the field of Microfluidics and Liquid Handling.