Curriculum:

since
01.10.2011
Senior Lecturer Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
School of Physical Sciences
University of Kent
01.10.2006 -
30.09.2011
Lecturer Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
School of Physical Sciences
University of Kent
04.2010 &
07.2010
Scientist Visiting Scientist at
ESO
08.01.2007 -
16.11.2009
PGCHE Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education
University of Kent
01.07.2003 -
30.09.2006
PRTLI Researcher Dublin Institute for Advanved Studies
01.10.1999 -
30.06.2003
Scientific Associate Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg
01.11.1999 -
28.01.2003
Ph.D. Thesis Universität Jena
Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg

"Untersuchung von Klasse-0-Quellen und ihrer Ausströmungen mit ISO"
01.10.1998 -
24.09.1999
Diploma Thesis Universität Leipzig
Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg

"Suche nach Zwerggalaxien auf digital überlagerten Schmidtplatten der M81-Galaxiengruppe"
1994 - 1999 University Physikstudium, Universität Leipzig
1993 - 1994 Basic Military Service  
1989 - 1993 High School Spezialschule mathematisch, naturwissenschaftlich, technische Richtung, Wilhelm Ostwald, Leipzig
1981 - 1989 Basic School
1985 - 1989POS Trebsen
1981 - 1985Grundschule Beiersdorf

Miscellaneous:
Referee for: A&A, MNRAS, ApJ, ApJS, New Astronomy, A&SS, STFC, DFG
Review Panel member for NASA, DFG
TAC member: UKIRT (09/07 - 08/10)
SOC Chair: "Workshop on Milky Way Astrophysics from Wide-Field Surveys"; 30.3..-1.4.2015
SOC Member: "Workshop: The Structure of the Milky Way"; 11/12.4.2016
SAC member: ESO Workshop on "12 Questions on Star and Massive Star Cluster Formation"; 3.-6.7.2007
Member of SEPNET ASTRO steering committee 08/08-02/11
Member of VVV science team
Member of UKIDSS GPS cluster/star formation group
Member of UKIRT Hemisphere Survey
Member of Gaia Science working group on Young Stars
Board member of UK participation in the LSST working group
Director of University of Kent Beacon Observatory (since 10/14)
External PhD examiner at University of Tel Aviv