Jakob obtained his B.Sc. in Physics from Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, in 2012, specializing in laser cooling and ultra-cold atoms in optical lattices. He continued his studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, working on laser intensity stabilization for optical lattices, obtaining an M.Phil. in 2014. For his Ph.D. (2019), Jakob joined the Technical University in Vienna where he set up a new experimental apparatus for trapping laser-cooled atoms in the evanescent field of a tapered optical nanofiber, demonstrating for the first time on this platform that the transmitted light exhibits squeezing due to the non-linear interaction of fiber guided light with the trapped atom ensemble.