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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Chemie
Brook-Taylor-Straße 2
12489 Berlin
Phone Office: +49 (30) 2093-5556
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University Education and Employment

1981 – 1988 Study of physics at Technische Universität München
1988 – 1989 Diploma thesis at the Department of Experimental Physics and Astroparticle Physics:
Phase Transition Thermometers with High Temperature Resolution for Calorimetric Detectors Employing a SQUID
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Franz von Feilitzsch, Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mößbauer
1989 – 1995 Doctoral thesis and research assistant at the Laser Chemistry Division of the Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching:
Sub-Picosecond Dynamics of the Electronic Interaction of Molecules and Clusters with Solid Surfaces
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kompa
1996 – 1999 Post-doctoral fellow at the School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, with Prof. Dr. Uzi Even
1999 – 2004 Scientific associate at the Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, with Prof. Dr. Klaus Rademann
2004 – 2010 Senior research associate (C1) at the Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, with Prof. Dr. Klaus Rademann
2010 – 2012 Temporary position for principal investigators by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, at the Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2013 – 2016 Senior scientist at the Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2016 – Visiting professor at the Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


1996 – 1998 Minerva fellowship of the Max Planck Society
2002 – 2006 Untersuchungen zur Reaktivität von Molekülclustern bei hohen Energie- und Teilchendichten mittels Cluster-Oberflächen-Stößen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft CH 262/2)
2006 – 2009 Bestimmung der Translationstemperatur bei der Hochdruck-Molekularstrahlexpansion kleiner Moleküle (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft CH 262/5)
2007 – 2010 Matter under Extreme Conditions: Ultrafast Energy Acquisition, Energy Disposal and Reactive Chemical Channels. A joint Experimental-Theoretical Program (German-Israeli-Foundation GIF I-863-37.5/2005)
2010 – 2012 Kondensationsprozesse in der Nähe des kritischen Punktes (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft CH 262/5)
2014 – 2017 Improved measurements of sensitive climate indicators (European Metrology Research Programme ENV53-REG3)


Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Refereeing for

AIP Advances
Advances in Chemistry
Chemical Physics
Chemical Physics Letters
Frontiers in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Journal of Chemical Physics
Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Measurement Science and Technology
Molecular Physics
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A
Nuclear Fusion
Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
Review of Scientific Instruments
The European Physical Journal D


Researcher ID: A-4524-2010
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3419-9893
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