Vita

1955 Born in Herford / Westfalen, Germany
1974-1980 Diplom-Chemie at the Universities of Bielefeld and Münster / Germany
1980 Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY (T.F. Koetzle)
1980-1984 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry (B. Krebs/G. Henkel), University of Münster
"Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Novel Metal-Sulfide-Thiolate Compounds of the Iron Group Metals and Zink and the Electron Density Distribution of the [Fe4S4(SCH3)4]2- Clusteranion"
1984 Post-doc (EXAFS), DESY/HASYLAB, Hamburg
1984-1986 Post-Doc (Applied theoretical Chemistry), Cornell-University, Ithaca, NY, USA (R. Hoffmann)
1987-1991 Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry (University of Münster)
"Early transition metal tellurides"
1989 Visiting Scientist (Solid State Chemistry), University of Iowa and Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA, USA (H.F. Franzen)
1991-1995 Associate Professor / Inorganic Chemistry (C3) University of Mainz
1994 Offer Full Professorship / Chemical Physics (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
1995 Offer Full Professorship / Inorganic Chemistry (Free University of Berlin)
Since 1996 Full Professor / Inorganic Chemistry (C4) University of Mainz
2002 Offer Full Professorship / Inorganic Chemistry (University of Essen)