Dr. Janina Wirth


Angestellt, Senior development engineer, SCHOTT MINIFAB

Jena, Germany


Scanning Electron Microscopy
Focused Ion Beam
Materials Science
Data Analysis
Transmission Electron Microscopy
Atomic force microscopy
Cell Culture Technology
Medical device
Medical Engineering


Professional experience for Janina Wirth

  • Current 7 months, since Mar 2021

    Senior development engineer


  • Current 1 year and 3 months, since Jul 2020

    Associate R&D Manager

    Occlutech GmbH

  • Current 2 years and 3 months, since Jul 2019

    Senior R&D Engineer

    Occlutech GmbH

    • Coordination of activities within the R&D department on the field of non-active cardiovascular implants for the occlusion of structural heart diseases • Management of design verification and validation tests • Organization of mechanical and biological tests for FDA approval of CE-marketed products • Support of the transition of CE-marketed products from MDD to MDR

  • 2 years and 3 months, Apr 2017 - Jun 2019

    R&D Engineer

    Occlutech GmbH

    • Development of heart implants for the occlusion of structural heat diseases • Material development of biocompatible coatings and coverings of the implants • Process development of polymer coverings and transfer from R&D into production • Documentation (risk analysis, work instruction, test plans, lab reports) • Design of experiments with external labs for testing (biological, chemical, mechanical) of the developed heart implants relevant for product verification

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2015 - Jan 2017

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    NC State University

    - Manufacturing of plasmonic nanostructures for single molecule detection - Plasmonically supported luminescence enhancement of upconverting nanoparticles - Correlative Microscopy (Single Particle Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy, AFM) - Micro-/Nanofabrication (Lithography) - Material Characterization (SEM, FIB, TEM, Metrology)

  • 4 years and 5 months, Mar 2010 - Jul 2014

    PhD Candidate

    Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena / Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    - Spectral tuning of metal nanoparticles - Femtosecond laser excitation of metal nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes - Plasmonically induced long-range excitation transfer in DNA - Plasmonic photothermal therapy of cancer cells

  • 1 year and 1 month, Mar 2009 - Mar 2010

    Research assistant

    Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    - Chemical synthesis of metal nanoparticles - Conjugation of metal nanoparticles with DNA molecules - Surface functionalization for single DNA molecule binding - Plasmonic Photothermal Therapy of cancer cells

  • 6 months, Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

    Research Intern

    Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena / Center for Molecular Biomedicine

    - Gene Inhibition by RNA Interference - Hands-on experience in basic molecular and cell biology techniques - Hands-on experience in establishing and maintenance of cell cultures

Educational background for Janina Wirth

  • 2010 - 2014

    Physical Chemistry / Nanobiotechnology

    Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

  • 2005 - 2010

    Biomedical engineering

    Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena – University of Applied Sciences

  • 2001 - 2005

    Technical Design

    Walter Gropius Schule Erfurt

    Dual qualification training (High School & Professional Education as Technical Design Assistant)


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French



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