1996: Diploma thesis at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. W. Francke
1996-2001: Graduate student, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Dissertation: Identification of natural compounds from the brown shrimp Crangon crangon, Disputation: 12/2001 (magna cum laude degree), Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. W. Francke
2013: Habilitation in "Analytical Chemistry" at the University of Hamburg
2010 : Scientist at the Institute of Inorganic and Applied chemistry at the University of Hamburg, new colaborations with AXO-Dresden on free standing thin film references, Bremer-Umweltinstitut on Ag- nanoparticles in fabriques, Prof. Dr. Fröba on Li-ion batterie materials and the University of Wuppertal on the Petra extenison project
2008-2010 : Guest scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM U.S.A.
since 2004 : Scientist at the Institute of Inorganic and Applied chemistry at the University of Hamburg in the working group headed by Prof. Dr. J. A. C. Broekaert, fields of function: X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and marine chemistry, cooperation with the HASYLAB at DESY , Atominstitut Vienna, EMBL and Centre for Marine and Climate Research (ZMK)
2002-2004 : Supervisor for advanced education of schoolteachers at the center for schoolteacher training of the federal state Niedersachsen (Chemol)
2001-2002 : Scientific assistant at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), Research stay at Surabaya, Indonesia