Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education and Graduation

1998 - 2003Studies in chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and University of Lund, Sweden (fellow of the German National Academic Foundation / Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
2003Diploma degree in chemistry, University of Bayreuth
2004 - 2007Ph.D. studies, University of Bayreuth, Macromolecular Chemistry II, Prof. A. Müller (fellow of the Fund of the German Chemical Industry FCI)
12/2007Ph.D. degree (with highest mark "summa cum laude) in chemistry, University of Bayreuth (supervisor: Prof. A. Müller)
09/2007 - 07/2009DAAD-PostDoc-fellow with Prof. H. Tenhu, Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finnland
08/2009 - 09/2018Scientific Coworker (chair of Prof. W. Richtering) Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University
09/2014Habilitation thesis submitted: “Architectural Effects on Polymer Complexation: Influence of Monomer Sequence, Polymer Topology and Electrostatics”
06/2015"Venia Legendi" in Physical Chemistry / Docent
07/2017Heisenberg fellow of German Science Foundation (DFG)
since 10/2018Professor at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg


  • 1997 gold medal winner at the International Chemistry-Olympiad, Montreal, Canada
  • 2008 Winner of the „Bayer MaterialScience“ prize
  • 2015 Young Scientist Prize of the German Chemical Society (GDCh-Fachgruppe Makromolekulare Chemie)


  • German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), Fund of the German Chemical Industry (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie), German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD), German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG)

Invited Lectures

  • Zsigmondy Kolloquium der Kolloidgesellschaft in Essen, Germany (03/2013),
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (06/2013),
  • Yamagata University, Japan (06/2013),
  • TU Berlin (07/2013), FU Berlin, Germany (08/2013),
  • Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (09/2013),
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany (12/2013),
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (01/2014),
  • Christians-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany (02/2014),
  • Universität Groningen, Netherlands (05/2014),
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (08/2014),
  • EMN Meeting on Polymer, Orlando, USA (01/2015),
  • Universität Bayreuth, Germany (12/2015),
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Potsdam, Germany (03/2016),
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (05/2016),
  • Young Scientist Symposium on “Interface: Construction, Characterization and Function”, Beijing, China (11/2016),
  • Universität Hamburg, Germany (01/2017),
  • Universität Kassel, Germany (03/2017),
  • Universität Bayreuth, Germany (10/2017),
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany (01/2018),
  • Universität Hannover, Germany (01/2018),
  • Meeting of the graduate school "Hydrogelbasierte Mikrosysteme" der TU Dresden - DFG-GRK 1865 in Altenberg, Germany (09/2018)
  • "First Global Engineering Symposium", Baku, Azerbaijan (03/2019)
  • Young Scientist Conference "Modern Problems of Polymer Science", St. Petersburg, Russia(10/2019)
  • ACS Spring Meeting (Virtual; 04/2021)
  • 2nd Virtual European Polymer Conference (04/2021)

Organizing activities (scientific and academic self-administration) und Miscellaneous

01/2013Coorganizer of the workshop of the "Friends of the Chemistry Olympiad e.V." in Aachen, Germany
02/2015Organizer of the German/Russian DFG-RFBR workshop in Aachen
09/2016Organizer of the Ostwald-Colloquium of the Kolloid-Gesellschaft e.V. in Aachen
2017/2018Guest editor for Polymers
01/2018external Ph.D. examiner

Declining professorship „Polymerchemie“ at the University of Hannover, Germany


Erasmus coordinator of faculty 2 of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Polymer, Colloid and Polymer Science, Langmuir, Macromolecules, ACS Macro Letters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Electrochimica Acta, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, PCCP, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Advanced Materials, Nanoscale, Soft Matter, Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Polymer Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Joule, Biomacromolecules, Acta Biomaterialia, Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Polymers, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Macromolecular Symposia, Small, Materials, PLOS ONE, Chemistry - A European Journal, European Polymer Journal, RSC Advances, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, e-Polymers, Polymer International, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, New Journal of Chemistry, Dalton Transactions, Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers; Land Degradation & Development; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), RWTH Technion Umbrella Funding, United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), Czech Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian National Science Fund, ERC Advanced Grant