Philip was born and raised in a rural area in southern Germany. He finished his undergraduate studies in chemistry in 2016 at the Technical University of Munich under the supervision of Prof. Tiefenbacher where he worked on tandem reactions with supramolecular catalysts. Afterwards, he started his graduate studies at the same university and now, he joined the Hartwig group at UC Berkeley to pursue his Master's degree. Besides chemistry, he likes doing all kinds of sports, especially sport shooting, going out with friends and reading.