The Vice-Rector of Research and Structure's responsibilities include guaranteeing general research prerequisites to intensify the engineering and technical research profile of all the RWTH Aachen faculties, the establishment of large-scale projects such as Excellence Clusters and Collaborative Research Centers, and involvement in large European projects.
Furthermore, as chair of the Infrastructure working group, he provides the Rectorate and the different groups at RWTH Aachen with information on desired structural changes.
|1989 to 1994||Doctorate (Dr.-Ing) in Membrane Technology, University of Twente (Professor Smolders), the Netherlands|
|1989||Degree in Chemical Engineering (Diplom), TU Dortmund University and University of Cincinnati, OH, USA|
|1983 to 1987||Student of Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University|
|since 11/2020||Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Twente|
|since 08/2018||Vice-Rector for Research and Structure, RWTH Aachen University|
|2014 to 2018||Vice Dean, in Charge of Strategy at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University|
|2014||Visiting professor, Stanford University, Center for Turbulence Research|
|since 2013||Steering committee RWTH Profile Area "Energy Chemical Process Engineering", RWTH Aachen University|
|2011 to 2019||
Management team member DFG Cluster of Excellence "Tailor Made Fuels from Biomass"
Member of the Scientific Board at the DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V.
Chair of Chemical Process Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
Alexander-von-Humboldt-Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
Vice speaker SFB 985 "Functional microgels and microgel systems", RWTH Aachen University
Adjunct Professor, University of Twente, NL
|2007 to 2008||Interim Dean of Faculty Science and Technology, University of Twente|
|2007||Visiting professor at Bio-X, University of Stanford, CA, USA|
|2006 to 2009||Group leader Chemical Engineering, University of Twente|
|1999 to 2009||Professor, Chair Membrane Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, NL|
|1997 to 1999||Department head Separation Process Engineering at Akzo Nobel Chemicals Research, NL|
|1995 to 1997||Assistant Professor in the Chair of Prof. H. Strathmann, University of Twente, NL|
|1993 to 1994||Senior Research Scientist, MTR Inc, CA, USA|
|2019||Price Winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Price|
|2016||ERC Advanced Investigator Grant ConFluReM|
|2010||Alexander-von-Humboldt Professor Award|
|Since 2003||Honorary Scientific Member - Russian Academy of Science Institute TIPS, Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Sciences, Moscow|
|1994||Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, European Membrane Society|