since 11/2011                Chair of the international master program 'Advanced Materials' 

since 04/2011               Chair in Bionanomechanics,  Ulm University

01/2010-03/2011          Head of the research group 'Nanostructures' (tenure track),

                                       Zentrum für Innovationskompetenz in Kardiovaskulären Erkrankungen  (ZIK HIKE), Universität Greifswald 

 11/2009-02/2010         Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School, Boston

03/2005-12/2009          Junior group leader (Liebig scholarship, Fond of chemical industry); Institute of applied Physics and Biophysics  (H. E. Gaub);

                                       Ludwig-Maximilians Universität,  Munic

 11/2002-02/2005        Posdoc (Minerva Scholarship), Biological Chemistry (Gideon Schreiber); Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel 

10/2002                         Promotion

 11/1998-10/2002         PdD-Student, Organic Chemistry II (Horst Kessler); TU München