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Curriculum Vitae

Head of the Institute of Chemistry Education

  • 1976–1984: Teacher trainee (English, Chemistry) Secondary lower and upper level
  • 1984–1986: In-service teacher training
  • 1988: PhD University of Cologne, with Prof. Dr. H. O. Hammer
  • 1993: Habilitation in Chemistry Education, University of Cologne
  • 1996: C3 Professor for Chemistry Education, University of Berlin
  • since 1997: C4 Professor for Chemistry and Chemistry Education, University of Cologne
  • 2003–2005: Vice-Rector, University of Cologne
  • since 2008: National Representative of the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE)
  • 2013–2015: Member of the Administration Council of the European Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Education Network (EC2E2N)
  • 2015–2018: Member of the Administrative Council of the KoM Graduate School
  • since 2015: Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Health, Environment, & Education (HEE)


  • 1992: Johann Friedrich Gmelin Award of the Division of Chemical Education within the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • 2009: Albertus Magnus teaching award
  • 2014: Albertus Magnus teaching award