Information about my career

I am an electrical engineer, graduated from ETH in Zürich in 1978.

The first five years after graduation I worked at the then BBC, Brown Boveri & Cie, on superconducting wires and cables and on magnets (consisting of tonnes of copper and good insulation – or of hundreds of kilograms of superconducting cables and a good electrical insulation to endure high forces and temperature cycles plus a insulation to keep the coils close to absolute zero temperature. ).

Since 1984 I work on computers; programming, system management, integration, testing - you name it, I did it.

(1) -> Dictionary
MRI = Magnetic Resonance Imaging, see
Wikipedia entry on MRI

In 2006 I started working as a field service engineer for Fonar Corp. of Melville, N.Y., U.S.A., Producer of the UPRIGHT™ MRI machine.
I maintained MRI(1) scanners, i.e. I did any jobs from checking the water in the chiller to updating SW on the computer for customers in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain.


Yes, I use an iMac at home

Yes, I use Mac Computers to write these pages:
I started with a Quadra 700, went to a G4 in 2004 and use the second iMac since 2011

After three years work I got a phone call from Fonar Corp. I was told that I was fired with 10 minutes notice, they had found cheaper work force. Ignoring a court decision the company did not pay me the last period’s salary and expenses.