Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details:

  • Date of birth: 1965, Zweibr├╝cken, Germany
  • Nationality: German


  • Studies and Conferral of a doctorate (physics), University of Kaiserslautern, 1985-1994
  • State Doctorate, University of Kaiserslautern, 1999-2002

Research Experience:

  • 1994-1996:
    Feodor-Lynen/JSPS postdoc grant of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 1996-1998:
    Head of Development for the division "system technologies", project management, Deutsche Babcock Turbo-Lufttechnik GmbH
  • 1999:
    Grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for the State Doctorate
  • 1999-2005:
    Research group leader, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • since 2005:
    Professor of experimental physics at the University of Kassel, Germany
  • 2007-2010:
    PI in the BMBF Research Focus "FLASH"
  • 2010-2016:
    Head of Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructures Science and Technology (CINSaT) of the University of Kassel (40 working groups)
  • 2013-2016:
    Coordinator of the project "Electron Dynamics of Chiral Systems (ELCH)" of the Hessian LOEWE Research Initiatives Network
  • 2015-2018:
    Spokesman proLOEWE, Association of Hessian LOEWE projects
  • 2015-2021:
    Vice President Research at the University of Kassel
  • 2016-2019:
    PI in the DFG Research Unit 1789 "Interatomic and Intermolecular Coulombic Decay"
  • since 2018:
    PI in the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1319 "Extreme Light for Sensing and Driving Molecular Chirality" 1st and 2nd funding period
  • Over 250 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals