Biographical Information



Undergraduate Education in Physics

1980-1987 at Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet in Heidelberg:
July 1987 Diploma in Physics
Diploma Thesis in Experimental Nuclear Physics.

Graduate Career

1987-1990 at Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik:
Fellowship of the Max-Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften.
February 1990 (Ph.D)
Ph.D. Thesis on Development of an Experiment for the Serach for Double Beta Decay of 76Ge. Advisor: Prof. H.V. Klapdor

Post-graduate Career (Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiment)

1990-1994 at Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik in Heidelberg (Germany):
Postdoctoral fellow.

Research Projects:
Nuclear double beta decay of 76Ge and 116Cd.
Experimental work at Laboratori Nazionale del Gran Sasso (Italy)

1994-1999 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (USA):
1994-1996 Research Fellow.
1994-1996 Feodor-Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
1995 Lecturer in Physics.
1996-2000 Senior Research Fellow.
1996 Member of the Particle Data Group.
1997 Lecturer in Physics.
1998 Lecturer in Physics.

Research Projects:
Double beta decay of 48Ca.
Neutrino oscillations at the Palo Verde Nuclear Reactor.
KamLAND large underground liquid scintillation detector (Japanese-US collaboration).


2000 Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
2004 Associate Professor
2004 Member of the international review panel `Astroparticle Physics' of the German Helmholtz Gemeinschaft.
Since 2004 member of the Advisory Board of the 'Centrum fuer Elementarteilchenphysik und Astroteilchenphysik'
of the University of Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany).
2006 Visiting Physicist at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Stanford University


Research Projects:
Neutrino oscillations at the Palo Verde Nucle ar Reactor. CONCLUDED
KamLAND large underground liquid scintillation detector (Japanese-US collaboration).
EXO investigation of the double beta decay of 136Xe.