Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    Diplom degree in mechanical engineering, RWTH Aachen University

  • 1995 – 1999
    Research assistant in the Materials Science teaching and research section of RWTH Aachen University

  • Since 1999
    Senior engineer in the Materials Science teaching and research section of RWTH Aachen University

  • Since 2005
    University professor, head of the Department of Surface Technology in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chairperson of the executive committee, European Thin-Film Research Society (EFDS)

  • Chairperson of the executive committee, Thermal Spray Association (GTS)

  • Member of the executive committee, Materials Forum of RWTH Aachen University

  • Member of the executive committee, Centre for Metal Construction (ZMB)

  • Member of the executive committee, Aluminium Engineering Centre of Aachen, Germany (AEC)

  • Member of the executive committee, Friends of the Institute of Surface Engineering

  • Member of the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN)

  • Member of the German Ceramics Society (DKG)

  • Member of the German Association for Welding and Related Techniques (DVS)

  • Member of the research council, German Association for Welding and Related Techniques (DVS)

  • Member of the Technical Association for Soldering within the German Association for Welding and Related Techniques (DVS)

  • Member of the Society for Corrosion Protection (GfKORR)

  • Member of Industrial Plasma Surface Engineering (INPLAS)

  • Member of IVAM, a professional association for microtechnology

  • Member of the German Society for Biomaterials (DGBM)

  • Member of the American Society for Metals (ASM International)

  • Member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI)

  • Member of the Scientific Consortium of University Professors of Materials Engineering (WAW)

  • Member of the Society for Tribology (GfT)

  • Member of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers

  • Chairperson of the executive committee, programme committee, International Thermal Spray Conference & Exposition, ITSC

  • Chairperson of the programme committee, International Colloquium on Resin and High-Temperature Solders, LÖT

  • Member of the programme committee, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, ICMCTF

  • Member of the programme committee, International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE)

  • Member of the programme committee, International Symposium on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection / DGM

  • Member of the programme committee, THE Coatings

  • Member of the programme committee, European Plasma Conference (HTPP-11)

  • Member of the science committee, 4th International Conference on Spray Deposition and Melt Atomisation (SDMA), 2009

  • Member of the programme committee, European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT), 2005 and 2007

Additional qualifications

  • Member of the faculty council for mechanical engineering, RWTH Aachen University

  • Member of the structural committee, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

  • Member of the senate, RWTH Aachen University

  • Member of the university council, University of Hannover, Germany, since 2010

  • Deputy chairperson of German Research Foundation (DFG) Review Board 405: "Materials Engineering", since 2008


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