Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991
    Abitur (A-levels), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in mineralogy, University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 2000
    Doctorate (Dr. sc. techn.), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

  • 2000 – 2002
    German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources

  • Since 2002
    Competence Centre for Material Moisture and Institute of Functional Interfaces at KIT, head of the Applied Mineralogy section

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the expanded executive committee of the DTTG (German-Austrian-Swiss Clay Group), since 2008

  • Member of the scholarship selection committee of the German National Academic Foundation

  • Member of the technical committee Natural Resources of the German Ceramic Society, since 2001

  • Member of the scientific committee and the organisation committee for various conferences (for ex., German Mineralogical Society (DMG)/DTTG 2004, Competence Centre for Material Moisture (CMM) permanently since 2009, International Society for Electromagnetic Aquametry (ISEMA) 2013, Mid-European Clay Conference (MECC) 2014)

  • Member of the Clay Minerals Society (CMS), German-Austrian-Swiss Clay Group (DTTG), German Soil Science Society (DBG), German Mineralogical Society (DMG), (German) Association for Thermal Analysis (GEFTA)

  • Reviewer for Clays and Clay Minerals, Clay Minerals, American Mineralogist, Applied Clay Science, etc.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Swimming

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, with two children


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