Uni PotsdamFachbereich ChemieImpressum

Curriculum vitae

Personal data:


Date and place of birth

March 26th, 1967, Plettenberg/West. (Germany)
Marital status

Married since 1995 with Dr. Jolanda Hermanns


Scientific education:

Studies of chemistry

October 1986 – January 1991 at the RWTH Aachen


March 1991 – August 1991 in the department of inorganic chemistry, RWTH Aachen, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. G. E. Herberich (Synthesis, metallation and functionalization of pentadienylboranes)

Ph.D. studies

September 1991 – February 1994 in the department of inorganic chemistry, RWTH Aachen, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. G. E. Herberich (A novel approach to boratabenzenes)

Teaching experience

Instructor in the undergraduate inorganic chemistry lab course from September 1991 – August 1994

Postdoctoral stay

August 1994 – September 1995 in the department of chemistry, University of Southampton, England, in the group of Prof. Philip Kocienski (Synthesis and applications of oxacyclic chromium- and tungsten carbene complexes in organic synthesis; synthesis of a fragment of the polyether ionophore salinomycin)

Independent research

January 1996 – December 2000 independent research directed to the "Habilitation" at the University of Dortmund (Group of Prof. P. Eilbracht)


Appointment as "Privatdozent" in January 2001; Subject of the thesis:
"An olefin-metathesis based approach towards C- Glycosides and functionalized pyran derivatives"

Professional status

January 2001 – Mai 2001 scientific co-worker; Department of chemistry, University of Dortmund
June 2001: Appointment as "Oberassistent";Department of chemistry, University of Dortmund.

Since april 2006: Professor of organic chemistry at the University of Potsdam

Fellowships and awards

Borchers-Plakette des Vereins der Freunde und Förderer der RWTH (1994)
DFG-Forschungsstipendium (1994/95)
Studienabschlußstipendium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (1994)
Liebig-Stipendium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (1996 – 1998)
DFG-Habilitationsstipendium (1998 – 2000)


• Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GdCh) (since 1991)
• Americal Chemical Society (ACS) (since 1995)
• Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV) (since 2002)