1985-1997: Study of Chemistry and Physics at University Tuebingen
1997: PhD about many body theory and quasicrystals
1998-2001: Cornell University, USA; Georgetown University, USA
since 2001: Privatdozent and assistant professor at Institut of Physics, University of Greifswald
2003: Habilitation about nanostructured materials
2007/2008: Sabbatical at CNR-IFN in Trento, Italy
scientific interests: nanostructured materials, nanotechnology, photonics, quasicrystals
book: "The Principles of Nanoscience", Pan Publishers c/o World Scientific.