Curriculum Vitae

Honours and Awards

2016 Johannes Georgi Award of the GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung
2015 Gender Equality Award, Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, Hamburg
since 2009 Member, Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
since 2008 Member, Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften acatech
since 2008 Member, Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg
2005 5th Henry Kendall Honorary Lecturer (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
2005 Milutin Milankovic Medal of the European Geosciences Union
since 2004 Corresp. member, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
since 2003 Member, Deutsche Akademie für Naturforscher Leopoldina
since 1999 Member, Academia Europaea, London
1984 Förderpreis (junior award) of DMG (German Meteorological Society)
1982 - 1983 Scholarship by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
1974 - 1981 Scholarship of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Professional Career

since Oct. 2005 Professor of Meteorology at the University of Hamburg and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
2002 - 2005 Professor of Climate Physics at Potsdam University and Managing Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
1996 - 2002 Professor of Theoretical Climatology at the Free University of Berlin and Head of Climate System Department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
1991 - 1996 Senior scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
1985 - 1991 Research scientist at the GKSS-Research Centre, Geesthacht
1984 - 1985 Research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
1984 PostDoc at the GKSS-Research Center, Geesthacht
1982 - 1983 Visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
1981 - 1984 Ph.D. student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Academic Education

1991 Habilitation, Universität Hamburg, Germany
1984 Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität Hamburg, Germany
1975 - 1981 University of Hamburg, Germany: Meteorology

Personal data

born 1955 in Fockbek (Schleswig-Holstein)
married, 2 children