Professional Preparation
Diploma, 1985 – Physics, Free University Berlin, and Philipps University, Marburg
Optical Properties of Metal Clusters

Dr. rer. nat., 1988 – Physical Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, and Department of Physics, Free University Berlin
Generation and Properties of Clusters

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1989-1991 – Argonne National Laboratory,
Chemical Reactivity and Structure of Transition Metal Clusters

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1991-1993 – Max-Planck Institute (IPP), Garching,
Plasma-Wall Interactions, and Elementary Processes in Diamond Synthesis

Staff Scientist, 1994-2008 – Max-Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin

Staff Scientist, 2008-present – Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, and BESSY II, Berlin