Sarah studied at the University of Bayreuth in Germany in Polymer and Colloid Chemistry. During her Master's degree in Polymer Science she was selected for the Bavarian Elite Study Program in "Macromolecular Science", an interdisciplinary programme in addition to her Master's degree.
Her Bachelor's thesis focussed on Surface patterning for controlling colloidal adsorption and crystallization, and her master's thesis on the Synthesis of gold-nanoparticles. In the NanoManufactuirng group she is researching hierarchical carbon nanomaterials and their modification for different applications, supervised by Dr Michael DeVolder.
Sarah is a member of St. John's College and also a Committee member of the CUNanotechnology Society.