Patrick was born and raised in Karlsruhe, a city located in the south-west of Germany known for the experimental discovery of electromagnetic waves by Heinrich Hertz. During his Master in Physics, he got exposed to superconducting quantum circuits for the first time in the group of Alexey V. Ustinov, and continued at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a PhD under shared supervision by Wolfgang Wernsdorfer and Ioan M. Pop. Within the scope of his PhD he developed quantum-limited parametric amplifiers based on Josephson junction arrays and utilized the intrinsic non-linearity of granular aluminum to build magnetic field resilient superconducting quantum bits for hybrid architectures. After defending his PhD in 2020, he continued with a Postdoc in the group of Ioan M. Pop to work on generalized flux qubits packaged in a modular flip-chip architecture. Since March 2022, he is a part of the RSL with a focus on augmenting his understanding of quantum error correction schemes and bosonic codes.