We are deeply saddened that Markus Rickermann, one of the longest-serving IZA employees, passed away on January 14, 2021 at age 58. Until his severe illness he was a restless and highly reliable member of our IT department, always dedicated to finding perfect IT solutions for the institute. He will be sorely missed.
Markus studied electrical engineering with a focus on data processing at the Rheinische Fachhochschule in Cologne. After graduating in 1992, he worked for various multinational corporations as a systems engineer, system administrator and network specialist. His previous tasks mainly centered around the development of complex system integrations.
In December 2001, he joined IZA as an IT Specialist. Besides his responsibility for user support, he mainly engaged in planning, expanding and administering the Windows-based systems at IZA.