Curriculum Vitae

University study and diploma

09/1981 -
Study of Chemistry, University of Technology Dresden
06/1986 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Technology Dresden, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude
09/1985 -
Postgradual study as translator for English - German in Chemistry, University of Technology Dresden, Institute of Applied Linguistics, Cum Laude


12/1991 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Technology Dresden, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude
Subject: Interpretation of the vibrational spectra of tetramethyl-compounds by normal coordinate analysis.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. W. E. Steger, Dr. K. Klostermann, Prof. B. Schrader, Dr. P. Reich

Professional / research experience

07/1986 -
Scientific assistant, University of Technology Dresden, Experiences:
lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises.
03/1990 Scientist at the Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Analytical Department
04/1990 -
DFG project with the University of Cologne, Subject: Investigation of liquid crystalline polymers. Supervisor: Prof. D. O. Hummel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman of the CNRS, Lille, France
Subject: Raman spectroscopy and molecular modelling of polymers. Supervisor: Prof. D. Bougeard
06/1993 -
DFG-project, Modification of fluoropolymers by electron beam irradiation.
10/1994 -Head of the working group "Process monitoring with analytical methods" at the Analytical Department of the Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
01/1997 -
Project manager of the BMBF-project "Innovative methods of polymer characterization for application in industry" in Dresden (project between the Max-Planck-Institute of Polymer Research Mainz, the DKI Darmstadt and the Institute of Polymer Research Dresden and 40 industrial companies)

2002 -

2005              Leader of the AIF project „Combination of Ultrasonic and vibrational spectroscopy for in-line

                       characterisation of polymer melts “; shared project with the DKI Darmstadt   

2004 –

2008              EU-NoE (Network of Excellence): Nanostructured and Functional

                       Polymerbased Materials and Nanocomposites (NANOFUN-POLY)


2007 –

2010               EU-IP (Integrated Project): Innovative sensor-based processing technology of  

                        nanostructured multifunctional hybrids and composites (MULTIHYBRIDS)

                        IPF Project leader


Distinctions and Prices

08/1992 Award of the LEOPOLDINA-Society of Germany
"Grant for funding of future-oriented scientific research"
04/2000Bunsen-Kirchhoff-Award of German Working Group of Applied Spectroscopy of the Society of German Chemists for "Research in applications of mid-infrared and near-infrared spectroscopy to the in-line process analysis"
11/2000 Awarding of the Innovationprice 2000 of the Society for the promotion of the IPF Dresden for "The development of methods for real-time extrusion monitoring" (shared with Dr. M. Stephan)