Diploma in Geologoly, Paleontologist, University Cologne, 2000. Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), University Cologne, 2004.
Research assistant University Cologne, 2000—2004, research associate, 2004—2006, lecturer, since 2004. Assistant professor University Bayreuth, Germany, 2006-2012. Lecturer University Applied Science Weihenstephan, Triesdorf, Germany, 2009-2014. Senior Researcher University of Zurich, Switzerland, since 2012
Press officer Turnerkreis Nippes 03 e.V., Cologne, 1995—2007. Member of German Soil Science Association, German Association Stable Isotope Research, European Association Organic Geochemists.