Academic Career:

  • since 09/2014: Junior Research Group Leader
    Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group at the Max-Born-Institute, Berlin
  • 01/2014 – 08/2014: Research Fellow
    Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin
  • 09/2011 – 11/2013: PostDoc
    Prof. Dr. S. Mukamel at the University of California, Irvine, USA.
  • 03/2011 – 08/2011: PostDoc
    Prof. Dr. R. de Vivie-Riedle, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award (2016)

  • Emmy Noether Early Career Grant
    of the German Research Foundation (DFG) (since 09/2014)
  • Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
    of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (05/2012 – 11/2013)
  • Award of the Dr. Klaus Roemer Foundation (2010)
  • Poster Award at the 2nd Indo-German Conference on Modeling Chemical and Biological Reactivity (2009)


Doctoral Dissertation: 03/2006 – 02/2011

topic: “Optimal Photochemical Energy Conversion and Environmental Effects in Reactive Molecular Dynamics”

supervisor: Prof. Dr. R. de Vivie-Riedle, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany


University Studies: 10/2000 – 12/2005

subject: chemistry

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

diploma thesis: „Short Laser Pulses for Precursor Molecules – Quantumchemical and Quantumdynamical Studies on Diphenylmethylchloride“