Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces/University of Potsdam, 2005 (with Prof. Markus Antonietti).
Dieter Rampacher Prize (Max Planck Society), 2006.
Sonderpreis für Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen in Brandenburg und Berlin (Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam), 2006.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, 2005-06 (with Prof. Markus Antonietti).
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (German Research Foundation), 2006-08.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles, 2006-08 (with Prof. Sarah H. Tolbert).
Liebig Fellowship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie im Verband der Chemischen Industrie), 2008-11.
Senior Scientist/Group Leader, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 2008-12.
Dr.-Herbert-Stolzenberg-Award (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen), 2009.
ADUC Jahrespreis (German Chemical Society), 2010.
Laboratory Manager/Group Leader, KIT/BASF SE joint laboratory for batteries and electrochemistry (BELLA), Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2012-present.
Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Nanomaterials (Hindawi), 2015-2017.
Member of the Editorial Board of Batteries (MDPI), 2016-present.
Member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Springer Nature), 2017-present.
2017 Reviewer Excellence Award (Chemistry of Materials), 2018.
Member of the Advisory Board of Sci (MDPI), 2018-present.
Member of the Editorial Board of Coatings (MDPI), 2019-present.
College of Expert Reviewers (European Science Foundation), 2019-present
"Thin Films" Section Editor-in-Chief of Coatings (MDPI), 2019-present
His work encompasses the characterization of next generation battery materials for energy storage as well as the preparation and study of structure-property relationships of polymer-templated mesostructured metal oxide thin films. He is the author of >125 peer‐reviewed journal papers (h-index 39 [Web of Science]) and co-inventor of 16 inventions with patents issued or filed.