Short CV/Education and training

    Studied mineralogy/crystallography at the University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1986 – 1998
    Research assistant at the Institute of Building Materials Research (IBAC), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • 1987
    DAAD research fellowship at NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD, USA

  • 1993
    Doctorate from RWTH Aachen University

  • 1996 – 1998
    Employment at the Schiessl engineering firm, consulting and engineering, Aachen, Germany

  • 1998 – 2001
    Research associate at the German Research Institute of the Cement Industry (FIZ), German Cement Works Association (VDZ), Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Since 2001
    Director of research group VII.1 – Building Materials at the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Peer review of applications to various research funding bodies (national and international)

  • Reviewer for various professional journals

  • Member of the scientific selections committees for various conferences

  • Elected member of review board 410 – Construction and Architecture, German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Member of the Management Advisory Committee (MAC) for RILEM (Réunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Matériaux)


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