since 01/2018

Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in the Department of Frank Neese (Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy)

12/2011 - 01/2018

Group Leader (W2) at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in the Department of Frank Neese (Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy), work on the ORCA program package


Honorary Professor at TU Chemnitz, chair of "Computer Supported Quantum Chemistry"

08/2009 - 12/2011

Group Leader (W2) at the MPI für Eisenforschung in the Department of Martin Stratmann (Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering), Düsseldorf, Germany

04/2004 - 08/2009

Junior Professor at the TU Chemnitz, Germany, establishment of a theory group at the TU Chemnitz, positive evaluation in 3/2007

07/2002 - 04/2004

Postdoc at the University of Princeton, USA and the University of Waterloo (move in 7/2003), Canada in the group of Prof. M. Nooijen on automatic code generation (Tensor Contraction Engine) and local correlation methods, work on the NWChem package

03/1999 - 06/2002

Ph.D. at the University of Mainz in theoretical chemistry in the group of Prof. J. Gauss ''Coupled Cluster calculations of parameters of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy '', work on the ACESII / CFOUR package

08/1998 - 02/1999

Semester in Oslo, Norway, work on ''Implementation of Multiple Basis Sets in the DALTON Program Package'' with Wim Klopper in the group of Prof. T. U. Helgaker, University Oslo, Norway


Diploma thesis (''theoretical investigations on the isomerization of hexatriene'') in the group of Prof. G. Hohlneicher, University of Cologne 

10/1993 - 04/1998 Chemistry Studies at the University Köln, Gemany
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