Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

since 08/2017
Full Professor (W2) for Bioactive Glasses,
Otto-Schott-Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany.

12/2016
offer (in German: "Ruf") of a full (W2) Professorship for Bioactive Glasses at the University of Jena

12/2015
Successful 4-year evaluation

03/2012 - 08/2017
Juniorprofessorship, Otto-Schott-Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. First 4 years of juniorprofessorship funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation, Germany.

05/2007 - 01/2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dental Physical Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary University of London;
from 5/2007 to 08/2009: Department of Materials, Imperial College London
Supervisor: Robert G. Hill

including: 4 months (03/2010 - 6/2010) research at the Department of Frontier Materials, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
Supervisor: Toshihiro Kasuga

09/2005 - 04/2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences,
University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Supervisors: Sally J. Marshall, Grayson W. Marshall

07/2002 - 08/2005
Research Assistant (PhD student), Otto-Schott-Institut für Glaschemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
Supervisor: Christian Rüssel

including: 6 months (06/2004 - 11/2004) research at the Department of Orofacial Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Supervisors: Wu Li, Stefan Habelitz

10/2001 - 06/2002
Research Assistant, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
Supervisor: Jürgen Einax

04/2000 - 10/2000
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Institut für Technische und Umwelt-Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
Supervisor: Günter Kreisel


Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

Gottardi Prize of the International Commission on Glass (2015)
Short Term Research Fellowship awarded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS (2009)
Short Term Research Fellowship awarded by Heinrich J. Klein Foundation for the Advancement of Science
(2004)
PhD Grant awarded by the Free State of Thuringia (2001)
Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme of the Foundation of German Business (1998-2001)


Education and Qualifications

07/2002 - 06/2005
PhD Thesis: "Resorbable phosphate glasses and composites for biomedical applications"
Supervisor: Christian Rüssel, Otto-Schott-Institut für Glaschemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

11/2000 - 09/2001
Diploma (i.e. MSc) Thesis: "Lowering of detection limit in voltammetry by application of Fourier- and Wavelet-Transform" (in German)
Supervisor: Jürgen Einax, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

10/1998 - 09/2001
Diplom (MSc) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

including: 6 months (09/1999 - 02/2000) studies (Environmental Chemistry) at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

10/1996 - 09/1998
Vordiplom (i.e. BSc) Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany


Memberships

Technical Committee 04 (TC04, Bioglasses) of the International Commission on Glass (ICG)
Society of Glass Technology (SGT)

Basic Science and Technology Committee (BSTC) of the SGT
German Society of Glass Technology (Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft, DGG)
German Society for Material Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde, DGM)
Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena, Germany
Jena Center for Microbial Communication, Jena, Germany


Others

Associate Editor of the journal "Biomedical Glasses" since 2014


Languages        

German (native speaker)
English (fluent in writing/reading/speaking)
French (intermediate)
Spanish (intermediate)