Since 2009 Head of Division Scientific Infrastructures and Platforms / Geoengineering Centres at GFZ Potsdam
2007-2008 Head of Section Scientific Infrastructure at GFZ Potsdam
1992-2007 Head of the Scientific Staff of the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
1986-1991 Scientific Coordination Assistant in the Continental Deep Drilling Program of the Federal Republic of Germany (KTB) at the University of Giessen.1975-1981 Degree in Physics and Cristallography at the University of Bonn (Masters Degree).
1986 Doctoral Degree (Physics) at the University of Bonn.
1981-1985 Responsible scientist for the experimental station "X-ray diffraction at High-Pressure" at the Hamburger Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (HASYLAB) at DESY