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Curriculum Vitae

1960 born in Schrozberg/Germany
1967-1980 Elementary school and High School in Niederstetten and Weikersheim
1980-1982 Military Service with German Army in Nürnberg and Niederstetten
1982-1988 Physics studies at Konstanz University
1988 Diploma in Physics (Nuclear Solid State Physics)
1988 Research stay at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa/Israel)
1992 PhD in Physics at Konstanz, Germany (Prof. Schatz)
1992-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow at  Uppsala University (Prof. Erik B. Karlsson)
1993-2000 Research Assistant at  Würzburg University (Prof. Umbach)
2000 Habilitation in Experimental Physics
2000-2002 Senior Research Assistant at Würzburg University (Prof. Umbach)
since 2002 Professor of Physical Chemistry (C3) at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg


Presently Dean of Student Affairs (Studiendekan) for the BSs/MSc programmes Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

Official University duties: ERASMUS-coordinator DCP, STudent Exchange Programmes DCP, FAU Commission of International Affairs, Study Committee for Chemistry and Molecular Science, Admission Committee MSc Chemistry & Molecular Science

Academic President of the German-Chinese Association of Industrial and Information Technologies at FAU (

Research stay at Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (2015)
Guest lecturer at Tongji University Shanghai (2014) and SUSTech Shenzhen (2016, 2018, 2019)