Lotta studied Materials Science and Engineering at the Dresden University of Technology from 2003 to 2010. She specialised into functional and biomolecular materials. For her Diploma, she explored novel magnetic hardening mechanisms of NdFeB with Prof. L. Schultz.
In March 2010, she joined the group InnovaSens of Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti as a PhD student. Her focus will be on the bio-chemical coating of a smart sensor system.