Full Professor at the Department of Food Chemistry, TU Braunschweig
Habilitation in Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg
"Analytische Charakterisierung von Polysacchariden und Polysaccharidderivaten mittels chemischer, enzymatischer und massenspektrometrischer Methoden"
("Analytical Characterization of Polysaccharides and Polysaccharide Derivatives by means of Chemical, Enzymatic, and Mass Spectrometric Methods")
"Methoden zur Bestimmung der Substitutionsmuster chemisch modifizierter Stärken"
"Methods for determination of substitution patterns of chemical modified starches"
Studies of Food Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Germany First Examination (1. Staatsexamen, comparable to Diploma)
International Period of Residence
2008-2012 Visiting part-time professorship at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Stockholm, Sweden
04-08/2005 Visiting professor at the Center of Amphiphilic Polymers, Lund University, Sweden
05-06/1997 Visiting research fellow at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
10-11/1988 Visiting research fellow at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Main Research Interests
Structure and chemistry of polysaccharides (cellulose, starch, amylose, cyclodextrins, dextran, pullulan, alginate) and its derivatives:
Synthesis of new functional polysaccharides via reactive intermediates (alkenyl ethers, propargyl ethers) and - in cooperation - its application (e.g. biofunctionalization of surfaces, coating of nanoparticles)
Development of new quantitative methods for the analysis of cellulose and starch derivatives on different structural levels in order to get more knowledge about structure-property-relationship and the influence of derivatization conditions on the pattern of substitution
Synthesis of blocklike copolymers and new glycoarchitectures based on cyclodextrins
Synthesis of aminoalkylamyloses and application in bioanalysis
Functionalization of surfaces of semiconductor devices for 3D assembly
Methodic focus: mass spectrometry
Further instrumental techniques: GC-FID, CE-UV, ATR-IR, NMR
Confidant of TU Braunschweig in questions of "Good Scientific Practice"