Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2011
    Professor and Chair of Soil Science at Technical University of Munich (permanent position); Carl von Linde Senior Fellow at TUM Institute of Advanced Study

  • Since 1995
    Professor of Soil Science (C4), School of Life Sciences, Technische Universität München at Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

  • 1992 – 1995
    Professor of Soil Science (C3), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

  • 1992
    Habilitation, Forest soil organic matter: structure and formation, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 1987
    Doctorate in Soil Science, under the supervision of Prof. W. Zech, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 1978 – 1983
    Geo-Ecology studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the senate and executive committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2009 – 2015

  • Member of the science council committee on research buildings, 2007 – 2013

  • Vice dean of research, Centre of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, 2003 – 2006

  • Member of the DFG senate committee on joint research in Earth science, 2002 – 2006

  • Member of the executive committee, Bavarian Research Association for Waste Research and Recycling (Bayforrest), since 2000

  • Member of the board of trustees, German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany, 2000 – 2009

  • Member of the senate, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 2000 – 2003

  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany, 1998 – 2001

  • Member of the DFG senate committee on substances and resources in agriculture, since 1996, chairperson since 2006

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Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, three children


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