Personal Data

1949 

   Born in Celle/Lower Saxonia, Germany

Education

1968-1972Study of Chemistry (Diploma) at the Technical University of Braunschweig
1974Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Technical University of Braunschweig
1981            
Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) for the discipline Inorganic Chemistry (Technical University of Braunschweig); appointment as Privatdozent

Professional Experience

1973-1984Scientific Assistant and Independent Research Scientist at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
1984-1988Holder of a Heisenberg Fellowship o f the German Research Council (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig)
1984-1985    

Deputy of a Professorship (C3) of Inorganic Chemistry  at the University of Hanover

1985Appointment as "apl." Professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig
1988-1995  Professor (C3) of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe
since 1995Professor (C4, Chair) of Inorganic Chemitry at the University of Wuerzburg; Head of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
1999-2001Dean of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacology of the University of Wuerzburg
2005Provisional Administrator of the Department of Silicate Chemistry, University of Wuerzburg

Offers

1988            
Offer of a Professorship (C3) of Inorganic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (rejected)
1988Offer of a Professorship (C3) of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe (accepted)
1990Offer of a Professorship (C4, Chair) of Chemistry for Medical Students at the University of Frankfurt (rejected)
1994Offer of a Professorship (C4, Chair) of Inorganic Chemistry at the  University of Wuerzburg (accepted)

Fellowships / Honors/ Awards

1984          
Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Council
1985Lecturer Fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
19862nd Prize of the "Boehringer Ingelheim Award 1986" (together with E. Mutschler et al.)
1988Wacker Silicone Award
2001Clemens Winkler Lecture, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg/Sachsen, Germany
2003Guest Professor at the Université Bordeaux I, France
2004JAAME (Japan Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment) Fellowship

Further Activities

1996-1997 
Chief executive officer of the GDCh (Society of German Chemists), Chapter of Lower Franconia
1998-1999Chief executive officer of the Society for Medical Physics of Wuerzburg (Physico-Medica)
1999-2001Dean of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacology of the University of Wuerzburg
2001          
Local organisation of the GDCh Annual Chemistry Conference 2001 in Wuerzburg
2001-2002Member of the Senate of the University of Wuerzburg
since 2002Member of the Board of Trustees of Wacker Chemie AG
2003-2005Chief executive officer of the Association of German University Professors for Chemistry (ADUC)
2005Chairman of the 14th International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry (ISOSXIV) and the 3rd European Organosilicon Days in Würzburg