2011 Principal Investigator TORERO mission
(Tropical Ocean tRoposphere Exchange of Reactive halogen species and oxygenated hydrocarbons)

2008 NSF Young Investigators CAREER award

2008 Fellow of CIRES
(Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences)

2007 - present University of Colorado at Boulder CO, USA
Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Analytical Spectroscopy)

2005 - 2007 U.C. San Diego CA, USA w./ Profs. Mario J. Molina, and Kimberly A. Prather
Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship

Laboratory studies on the heterogeneous chemistry of glyoxal reactive uptake to aerosols.
Remote sensing field work in areas of rapid economic development in Mexico and China, in close coordination with satellite overpasses.

2002 - 2005 M.I.T., Cambridge MA, USA w./ Prof. Mario J. Molina
Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship

Field studies as part of the “Program on local, regional and global air pollution" (The Mexico City Project).
Atmospheric chemistry and physics of photochemical smog formation

2001 - 2002 Postdoc at University of Heidelberg, Germany w./ Prof. Ulrich Platt
Research stay at EUPHORE, Valencia Spain
Research stay at Univeristy of Leeds, UK (w./ Prof. Mike Pilling): update of the Master Chemical Mechanism (v3.1)
Research stay at University of Bremen (w./Prof. John Burrows): molecular spectroscopy of Glyoxal

2001 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany w./ Prof. Ulrich Platt
Marie Curie Fellowship, 1998-2000 Fundación CEAM, Valencia, Spain w./ Dr. Millán Millán and Dr. Klaus Wirtz

Thesis title "A DOAS study of the gas-phase oxidation mechanism of aromatic hydrocarbons in the large volume outdoor-simulation chamber EUPHORE"
Chemical kinetic and mechanistic studies of VOC oxidation.
Abstract english / german

Diploma in Physics, 1996 University of Heidelberg, Germany w./ Prof. Ulrich Platt
Correction of the oxygen interference with UV spectroscopic (DOAS) measurements of monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the atmosphere.
Set-up of the DOAS white-system inside one of the EUPHORE chambers (w./ Thomas Etzkorn).
Abstract english / german