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Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

Since 01/2022 Independent Group Leader
Technische Universität Dortmund
10/2018 – 09/2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate
with Prof. Dame Carol Robinson, University of Oxford
01/2019 – 06/2021 Project Leader Oxford/Berlin Joint Seed Grant
with Prof. Dame Carol Robinson and Prof. Rainer Haag, University of Oxford and Freie Universität Berlin
08/2013 – 09/2018 Visiting Scientist
with Prof. Kevin Pagel and Prof. Gerd von Helden, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society


05/2015 – 09/2018 Dr. rer. nat
Supervisor: Prof. Rainer Haag, Prof. Kevin Pagel, Freie Universität Berlin
04/2013 – 03/2015 Master of Science in Chemistry
Supervisor: Prof. Rainer Haag, Freie Universität Berlin
04/2010 – 04/2013 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Supervisor: Prof. Rainer Haag, Freie Universität Berlin

Awards and Funding

01/2022 - 12/2026 NRW return program (1.25 Mio €)
From: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
For establishing an independent research group and to support the discovery of new drugs against resistant pathogens
01/2023 – 12/2026 Junges Kolleg NRW (40,000 €)
From: Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
For establishing a holistic sustainability approach in detergent chemistry
05/2022 - 04/2025 Material Cost Allowance (10,000 €)
From: Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
For exploring a new detergent chemistry including its impact on drug-resistant bacteria.
07/2021 John Fell Fund (1,800 €)
From: University of Oxford
A pump-priming grant to explore the potential of drug repurposing for combating drug-resistant bacteria.
10/2020 Innovation Award
From SEPAWA e.V.
For “Detergents for Medical Research”
10/2020 PhD Award (3,000 €)
From: GDCh (Fachgruppe Chemie des Waschens)
For an excellent PhD thesis that describes the preparation of new detergent formulations for the investigation of membrane proteins.
01/2020 Joint Seed Funding (19,000 €)
From: Berlin University Alliance as part of the Oxford/Berlin Research Partnership
For fostering a collaboration between the groups of Prof. Dame Carol Robinson (University of Oxford) and Prof. Rainer Haag (Freie Universität Berlin) with the aim to discover the potential of dendritic polymers for membrane protein research.
10/2017 – 09/2018 Doctoral Scholarship (17,500 €)
From: Focus Area Nanoscale (Freie Universität Berlin)
10/2015 – 09/2017 Doctoral Scholarship (49,000 €)
From: Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
05/2015 – 04/2016 Sachmittel (30,000 €)
From: Focus Area Nanoscale (Freie Universität Berlin)
05/2015 – 09/2015 Doctoral Scholarship (17,000 €)
From: SFB 765
12/2014 Central Teaching Award of the Freie Universität Berlin (10,000 €)
From Freie Universität Berlin - Dec 2014
For the implementation of a teaching concept that supports bachelor, master, and PhD students in chemistry and related subjects to translate research ideas into projects.


Since 2022 Member of the Junior-GBM Dortmund
Since 2020 Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie (DGMS)
Since 2014 Member of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
2014 - 2016 President (2014 – 2017) of the JungChemikerForum (JCF) of the GDCh in Berlin