Born 18.01.56 in Ajstrup near Aalborg, Denmark.
Danish and German citizen.
January 1980: Graduated engineer (German: Diplomingenieur; Danish: civilingeniør) from the Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark.
February 1980 – August 1982: Graduate student in the group of Prof. Jens Peder Dahl, Chemistry Dept. B, Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark. Subject of Thesis: `Wigner's Phase Space Functions; Theory and Applications.'
July 1982: Lic. Techn. (Ph.D.) from the Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark.
September 1982 – August 1986: Scientist (BAT) at Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, D 70569 Stuttgart, Fed. Rep. Germany, in the group of Prof. Ole Krogh Andersen.
September 1986 – August 1988: Fellow at NORDITA (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics), Blegdamsvej 17, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.
September 1988 – August 1989: Scientist supported by the Danish Natural Science Research Council, jointly at NORDITA and Chemistry Department II, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since October 1988: Consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.A.
September 1989 – September 1991: Scientist (BAT) and ...
... October 1991 – April 2000: assistant professor (C1; since October 1995 C2) at Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I, Fakultät für Chemie, Universität Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Federal Republic of Germany.
July 1994: Habilitation. The title of the habilitations-thesis: `Elektronische Eigenschaften von Quasi-Ein-dimensionalen Materialien', and the field `theoretical chemical physics'. The habilitation has involved both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics at the University of Konstanz.
Since May 2000: Full professor (C3) of Physical Chemistry at Universität des Saarlandes, D 66123 Saarbrücken, Federal Republic of Germany.
Since 2010: Guest professor at Tianjin University, China.
1995: Fellowship from Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
2006: Fellow of the American Physical Society
2008: Research Excellence Award of the ICCMSE 2008