Director of the Institute - Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces

since 2010-today Director at  Fraunhofer IFAM, Division of Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces as well as Professorship of Polymeric Materials, Faculty Production Engineering, University Bremen 
 
2000-2010 Head of product development „Automotive adhesives" in Europe at Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Heidelberg. Responsible for management, finance, global coordination of product development activities, new technologies  
1998 -2000 Head of research group „Technical surfaces“ at Henkel  AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf  
1992 -1998 Chemist in corporate research  with core activities in the areas of „Metall treatment for corrosion protection and paint adhesives” at Henkel  AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf  
1991-1992 Postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA),
„Transition metal catalysis to build new ceramic matrerials“
 
1988-1990 PhD at the University of Karlsruhe,
„Thesis on inorganic and metal-organic phosphorus chemistry“
 
1982-1988 Academic studies in chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe