Curriculum vitae


Studies in chemical engineering at the University of Applied               Science in Essen (F.R. Germany); distinguished Diploma inChemical Engineering with recommendation for further Universitystudies


Industrial work at Beckman Instruments GmbH in Munich as aproduct-line manager (analytical instrumentation); (from 65 – 70on same position – part-time - besides the university studies)


Further studies in chemistry at the Technische Hochschule (TH)Munich (F.R. Germany), finished with a Diploma thesis under the advice of Prof. H. Gerischer (Institute of Physical Chemistry andElectrochemistry), title: “Photo-Effects at the Semiconductor Surface:ZnO/Electrolyte Solution”


Research Associate (head of the geochemical laboraties) at the "Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut" of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich; start-up of a mass spectrometric isotope lab for geochronological studies


Ph.D graduation as external student under the advice of Prof. G. Ertl (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007), Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich), thesis: "Working  Principle of Ion Selective Electrodes "


several post-doctoral visiting positions in the United States withProf. G.A. Rechnitz, State University of New York at Buffalo with first biosensor research, and Prof.  S. Mazur, University of Chicago) with organic synthesis


Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Ulm - specialities: electro-analytical chemistry, biosensors, spectroscopy


Visiting professor at the University of Delaware in Newark (USA) during a sabbatical leave from U. of Ulm 


Associate Professor (Extraordinariat) of Analytical Chemistry at the "Technischen Universität" (TUM) Munich


Full-Professor Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the "Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität" (WWU) Münster


Founder and director of the Institute for Chemical and Biochemical Sensor Research (ICB) e.V. at the "Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität" in Münster until its transformation into a GmbH besides the chair of Analytical Chemistry 


Visiting professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (USA) during a sabbatical leave from the U. of Münster

Emeritus Professor since 2005