Ekaterina Sergeeva received her diploma of engineering with specialization in printed circuit boards (PCB) manufacturing technology at Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2011. After one-year work as a production engineer, she started her study at RWTH Aachen University, Germany with the support of a DAAD-scholarship and obtained a master degree in Microsystem Technology in 2014. Her master thesis with the topic of polymer-based oil-repellent surfaces was written in the group of Prof. Jürgen Rühe at IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany.

In the period from April 2015 till November 2018 she works on her Ph.D. project at the University of Rostock, Germany, focusing on the development of polymer-based optofluidic microstructures on PCB basis for biomedical and environmental applications. She successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Rostock in February 2019.

Since December 2018 she is a member of the research group “Inkjet printing of functional nanomaterials” at a SCAMT. Her research objectives are related to the use of additive technologies for the formation of optically active structures.