Chemist, X-ray Crystallographer, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Hamburg
After studying Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he received a Ph.D. degree in 2002 and held a postdoctoral position at the University of Gießen until 2007. After returning to Hamburg he became the head of the X-ray crystallography division at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry.
He has worked for a long time on Langmuir monolayers – in particular studying chiral interactions – and Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas (PMOs). His current research interests include crystal design, Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs), network topology, gas storage, gas separation, molecular modeling in material science, chirality, fragrances and olfaction, and energy storage and conversion.