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Curriculum Vitae

17.10.1972 born in Peine, Germany


2007 Venia Legendi in Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, Germany
2001 Dr. rer. nat. with Prof. M. Kalesse, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
1998 Diploma in Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Germany

Academic Career

since 2013 Full Professor (W3), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2008-2013 Associate Professor (W2), TU Dortmund University, Germany
2003-2007 Habilitand, RWTH Aachen, Germany
2001-2002 Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota with Prof. C. J. Forsyth, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Research Interest

Synthetic chemistry | Natural products synthesis | Organocatalysis and Sustainable Chemistry


2013 Carl Duisberg Memorial Prize
2012 DECHEMA Young Scientist Award for Natural Products Research
2009 Docent Fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
2003 Liebig Fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

Community Services

Head of the GDCh Section Dortmund (2012-2013), Tetrahedron Board of Editors (since 2013)