– Born in Germany, raised in France, Germany and USA
– Studies of Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and the E.H.I.C.S. (Ecole des Hautes Etudes des Industries Chimiques de Strasbourg; now ECPM) in Strasbourg, France
– PhD at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) with Prof. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (now Uni Leipzig) on organometallic compounds with metal-phosphor double bonds (Mo, Nb, Ta)
– Postdocs with Prof. J. Strähle (University of Tübingen, Germany), Prof. J.-M. Lehn (University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France), and Profs. D. Fenske and R. Ahlrichs (Karlsruhe, Germany)
– Habilitation with Prof. A. F. Williams (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
– Emmy-Noether-Programm II by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Karlsruhe, Germany
– Research Professorship of the SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation), University of Basel, Switzerland
– Full Professor at the University of Fribourg since October 1st, 2006

Awards, Prizes and Recognitions

– Innovation award from Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ)
– Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (since 2013)
– Elected research councilor FNS 2011, the Polish Science Foundation, Health and Medical Research Fund Hong Kong, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
– Reviewer for J. Am. Chem. Soc., Crystal Growth & Design, Inorg. Chem., Angew. Chem., Chem. – Eur. J., Chem. Comm., CrystEngComm.
– Guest editor for “Materials” and “Chimia
– Elected vice-president of the research council FNS 2015
– Former President of Frimat & Swiss Society of Crystallography
– Former President of the Chemistry Department
– Former Boardmember academies of sciences chemistry platform
– Former Boardmember of the 125 years jubilee committee of the University of Fribourg
– Chair & main organizer of the European Crystallography Meeting ECM-30 2016 in Basel
– Organizer of the annual Fribourg Chaim Weizmann Lectureship
– Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences since 2018


Stipends + Grants

– Erasmus Grant (European Union)
Landesgraduierten-Grant (Baden-Württemberg)
– Post-Doc-Grant (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
Emmy-Noether-Programm II (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) (this is not only for women…. 🙂 !!!)
Förderprofessur (Swiss National Science Foundation)
– Many additional grants through the Swiss National Science Foundation, Portland Cement Stiftung, Swiss Secretariat for Education and Research, the Commission of Technology and Innovation (CTI), the academie of sciences, COST, Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ), FRIMAT, NCCR-NANO, MINT-project of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.