Curriculum Vitae


Professional Appointments
2017 Professor, Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen
2014 Visiting Associate Professor, Stanford University
since 2014 Associate Editor of Computational Materials Science
since 2011 Member of SFB 917 „Nanoswitches“, RWTH Aachen
2011 Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen
since 2010 Akademischer Oberrat, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, RWTH Aachen
2008-2010 Akademischer Rat, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, RWTH Aachen
2002-2008 Scientific Assistant, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, RWTH Aachen
1999-2002 Senior Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Prof. J. Maier
1996-1998 Post-doctoral reseacher, Institut für Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Prof. E. Ivers-Tiffée


1992-1996 Ph. D. in Materials Research, Imperial College London, Prof. J. A. Kilner
1989-1992 B. Eng. "First Class Honours" in Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London
1982-1989 2 ‘S Levels’, 4 ‘A Levels’, 1 ‘AO Level’, 10 ‘O Levels’, St. Olaves’ Grammar School, Orpington, Kent, Großbritannien


Prizes and Awards
2017 Excellence in Reviewing, Acta Materialia
2015 RWTH Lecturer Award for outstanding teaching and research
2013 Excellence in Reviewing, Solid State Ionics
2004 Edward C. Henry Award for the best publication (Electronics Division) in the Journal of the American Ceramics Society (2003)
1997 Matthey Prize for Research from Imperial College for the Ph. D.
1992 Imperial College Governors’ Prize for an Outstanding Final Year Undergraduate
1989 Imperial College Scholarship for a First Year Student


Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie, DBG
Materials Research Society, MRS
Deutscher Hochschulverband, DHV
American Ceramics Society, ACerS


Publications, Presentations, Conferences, Reviews
circa 100 citable publications, h-factor = 32
circa 40 keynote and invited talks, from circa 90 talks
Organiser or co-organiser of two MRS and three E-MRS symposia
circa 30 reviews/year for journals, including Adv. Mater., Nature Mater., Angew. Chem., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Solid State Ionics, Acta Mater.