Curriculum Vitae

Diploma in Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1997 PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, USA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
Head of group "Laser Diagnostics in Combustion" at University of Heidelberg, Institute of Physcial Chemistry, Prof. J. Wolfrum
Technical Manager, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University
Venia legendi for Physical Chemistry at University of Heidelberg
Habilitation thesis: Laser-based imaging diagnostics for the measurement of concentrations, temperature and velocity in combustion processes and reacting fluids
since Juli 2004
Full Professor, Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics – Reactive Fluids, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen

CENIDE, Center for Nanointegration, Duisburg-Essen: Associate Director (2007-2010), Scientific Director (2010-2015)
NETZ, NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum: Scientific Director (since 2008)
IUTA, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology, Duisburg, Member of the Board of Directors (since 2008)
CER.UDE, Center for Energy Research, University of Duisburg-Essen: Member of the Scientific board (since 2009)
DFG, German Research Foundation, elected member of review board „Energieverfahrenstechnik" (2008-2016)
International Combustion Institute: Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Board of Directors of the German section
Member of Editorial Board: Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Combustion and Flame, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Applied Physics B
co-Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal "Progress in Energy and Combustion Science" (PECS) (since 2015)


Scholarships and Awards

1991 Scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1991 Award of Jubiläums-Staatsstiftung des Landes Baden-Württemberg (University of Karlsruhe)
1995 Scholarship Dr. Sophie-Bernthsen Stipendium, (University of Heidelberg)
1999 Freudenberg Award (Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg)
1999 BMW Scientific Award
2014 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis


Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG
Verein deutscher Ingenieure, VDI
The Combustion Insitute
Optical Society of America, OSA
Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE