1985: MSc in Geology, University of Heidelberg (Germany)
1992: PhD in Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
1992-1995: Postgraduate ship
1995: Launch of private company DOC-LABOR GmbH.
1990: Poster Award German Chemical Society
1992: PhD Award German Chemical Society
2000: Scientific Research Award / USF-Elga (USA)
2006: Paul Cohen Memorial Award / IWC (USA)