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Curriculum Vitae

Since 01.09.2018 Professor (W3) for Inorganic Chemistry (TU-Dortmund)
10/2017   Appointment as Lecturer (Privatdozent)
09/2017   Habilitation, Venia Legendi (Dr. habil.)
09/2015 Positive Mid Term Evaluation
10/2013  Appointment as Emil-Fischer-Fellow (Status Juniorprofessor)
seit 04/2013 Start of Habilitation Work (Univ. Würzburg)
07/2011 Appointment as Akademischer Rat
07/2010-06/2011  Start of independent work at WWU Münster with Prof. Luisa De Cola
02/2010-05/2010 Research stay at CNRS Rennes (France) with Prof. Dr. A. Boucekkine and Dr. J.-F. Halet "DFT-/TD-DFT-Studies of Diethynylmetallacyclopentadienes"
01/2008-06/2010 Postdoc at Durham University (UK) with Prof. Dr. Todd B. Marder and Prof. Dr. Andrew Beeby "Photophysics of Organic and Organometallic Compounds"
10/2007-12/2007 Postdoc with Prof. Dr. Thomas Braun (HU Berlin)
04/2004-10/2007 PhD studies with Prof. Dr. Thomas Braun (Universität Bielefeld/HU Berlin) „From bond activation to catalytic derivatization: transition metal mediated C-F bond cleavage as a key step“
09/2003-02/2004 Diploma thesis with PD Prof. Dr. Thomas Braun (Univ. Bielefeld) „Catalytic cross coupling of a fluorinated pyrimidine by C-F activation in the presence of a C-Cl bond“
02/2002-08/2002 Research stay at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada) with Prof. Dr. Derek P. Gates Thesis "Metathesis reactions of vinyl functionalized borazines"
10/1998-02/2004 Undergraduate studies Chemistry and Biochemistry (Univ. Bielefeld)

Awards, Scholarships and Acknowledgements

2023 Laureate of the Momentum Initiative of the Volkswagen Foundation
2021 Teaching Award of the TU Dortmund (Category 1, Lectures with more than 60 participants)
2017 Award of the Keck-Köppe-Förderstiftung
2016 Award of the Dr. Otto Röhm Gedächtnisstiftung
2013 - 2017 Emil-Fischer-Fellow, JMU Würzburg
2011 - 2016 Habilitation grant of the DFG
2010 Reintegration grant of the DAAD
2009 - 2010 Marie-Curie-Research-Fellow of the European Union (FP7)
2008 - 2009 DAAD-Postdoc-Fellowship
2007 PhD with "Summa cum laude"
2000 - 2003 Student travel grants to visit the Bunsentagungen of the DBG


Since 12/2021 Member of the Editorial Board of Inorganics
Since 10/2021 Fachgruppe Photochemie (GDCh)
Since 10/2021 Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie (GDCh)
Since 10/2020 Member of the Faculty Council of the Department CCB
Since 02/2020 Member of the Senate Commission Quality Development in Studies and Teaching (SK QSL)
seit   04/2017 Steering Committee/Advisory Board SPP 2102 "Light controlled reactivity of metal complexes"
seit   11/2015 Deutscher Hochschulverband e.V.
seit   04/2004 Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. (GDCh)