08/1991 Master of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
05/1994 Diploma in Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thesis: "Synthesis, UV-Vis-Spectroscopic Characterization and Investigation of the Electronic Structure of Colored Nitrido Sodalites"
09/1998 Doctoral degree at the University of Bayreuth
Thesis: "Phosphorus(V) Oxide Nitrides: from Molecular and Molecular-Ionic Precursors to Condensed Solid State Compounds"
01/1999-12/1999 Postdoc, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Topic: „Synthesis and Characterization of Microporous Manganese Phosphates and Arsenates"
04/2000-09/2004 Habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich,
"Development of High-Throughput Methodologies and their Application in the Investigation of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Compounds"
since 10/2004 Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at Kiel University