Curriculum vitae

Since April 2012: Professor of Structural Geology and Geodynamics at University of Göttingen

April 2002 – March 2012: Professor of Structural Geology at University of Jena

July 1997 - March 2002: Assistant professor (Hochschuldozent) at Technical University (TU) Karlsruhe

June 1997: Habilitation

October 1993 –June 1997: Lecturer (Hochschulassistent) at TU Karlsruhe

February 1993 –September 1993: Postdoc in Collaborative Research Center / SFB 267 "Deformation processes in the Andes"

January 1993: PhD at Free University (FU) Berlin

January 1989 –December 1992: Scientific Assistant (Wiss. Mitarbeiter) at FU Berlin

December 1988: Diploma in Geology

April 1982 – December 1988: Studies in Geology at FU Berlin


Since 2020 Member of the DFG Review Board Geology and Paleontology

since 2019 Editor-in-chief for „Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften – Journal of Applied and Regional Geology“ ZDGG

2010-2018 Member of Editorial Board of „Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften“

March 2011 - September 2015 Member of the Advisory Board of Geologische Vereinigung

January 2010 - March 2012 Speaker for research initiative INFLUINS (Integrated fluid dynamics in sedimentary basins) in the frame of BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) Program “Spitzenforschung und Innovation in den neuen Ländern”

Membership in professional associations

AGU (American Geophysical Union)

DGGV (Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft - Geologische Vereinigung)

GSA (Geological Society of America)

Thüringischer Geologischer Verein

Research interests

Structure and kinematics of fold-and-thrust belts; Factors controlling structural styles; Intraplate deformation; Salt structures; Tectonics of Andes, Central Europe and Tien Shan/Pamir


2017 Eugen-Seibold-Medal, DGGV

2012 Fellow, Geological Society of America

1997 Hermann-Credner-Preis, Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft