Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    President of Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig

  • Since 2011
    Full Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

  • Since 2008
    Scientific Director at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany

  • 2006
    Professor, Institute of Materials Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

  • 2005 – 2008
    Scientific Member and Director and Chief Executive at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2003 – 2005
    Full Professor, Institute for Materials Science and Technology, Technical University Vienna, Austria

  • 2001 – 2003
    Scientific staff member, Institute of Materials Science and Technologies, Technical University Berlin, Germany

  • 2001
    Habilitation Materials Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

  • 1995 – 2001
    Scientific staff member, Hahn-Meitner Institute Berlin GmbH, Germany

  • 1995
    PhD Thesis in Materials Science at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the University Council of the University of Bayreuth, 2013

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the German National Metrology Institute(PTB), 2012

  • Member of the Standing Advisory Committee of the Humboldt-University Berlin, 2012

  • Members of the Board of the Joint Initiative of Non-University Research Institutes in Adlershof (IGAFA), 2012

  • Member of the jury of the Houskaprize, 2011

  • Member of the jury "Deutscher Zukunftspreis" (The Federal President's prize for achievements in technology and innovation), 2011

  • Chairwoman of the supervisory board of the foundation "pearls – Potsdam Research Network", 2011

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Hahn Peace Medal in Gold, 2010

  • Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW), 2010

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V. (ZWM) Speyer, 2010

  • Member of the Senate of the DFG (German Research Foundation), 2008

  • Peer Reviewer of the DFG (German Research Foundation) and German Universities Excellence Initiative, 2005

  • Editor of the Journal "Journal of Applied Crystallography"

Additional qualifications

  • European Welding engineer


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