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Curriculum Vitae:

  Scientific Career

  • From 01/21
Vice-speaker of the CRC-TR 306 QuCoLiMa
  • From 10/20
Head of the Department Physik at FAU
  • From 04/16
Professor for Theoretical Physics at FAU
  • 02/08-03/16
EURYI Fellow at the TU Dortmund
  • 09/05-01/08
Postdoc at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne with Dr. A. Läuchli and Prof. F. Mila
  • 11/04-09/05
Postdoc at the Universität zu Köln with Prof. G.S. Uhrig (Universität Dortmund) and Prof. E. Müller-Hartmann
  • 11/04
PhD thesis; Title:``Spectral Properties of Quasi One-dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnets - Perturbative Continuous Unitary Transformations'' supervised by Prof. G.S. Uhrig, Universität zu Köln

  Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships

  • 2018
Preis für gute Lehre, Department Physik, FAU
  • 2014
Lehrpreis 2014 der TU Dortmund
  • 2009
Innovationspreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • 2009
Board member of the Junges Kolleg der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste
  • 2007
European Young Investigator (EURYI) Award
  • 1997
DAAD scholarship to study at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


  • 2000
Diploma; Title of the Diploma thesis:''Magnetically Driven Quantum Phase Transitions In Itinerant Electron Systems'' under the supervision of Professor Hartmut Monien
  • 1997
Physics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 1996
Prediploma in Physics
  • 1995
Mathematics at the Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität Bonn
  • 1994
Physics at the Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität Bonn