Academic career

06/2012 – 05/2017

Doctorate in engineering (external)
at the Bauhaus University Weimar
Department: Civil Engineering
Working Title
"Alkaline activation of coal fly ash-metakaolin mixtures by potassium-water glass solutions for highly flowable concrete"
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Christian Kaps

08/2006 - 02/2009

Master studies (extra-occupational)
at the Münster University of Applied Sciences
Department: Civil Engineering
Field of study: International Infrastructure Management
Master's thesis topic:
"Investigations on the corrosion resistance of self-compacting concrete under Sulfuric acid exposure"
Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Lohse

08/2001 - 08/2006

Diplom degree
at the Münster University of Applied Sciences
Department: Civil Engineering
Field of study: Water and waste management
Thesis topic:
"Improvement of the production and processing of self-compacting concrete" - variation of the process parameters in a laboratory mixer
Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Müller-Rochholz

Seit 10/2019 Freelance activity as consultant
Seit 07/2019 Professor for Construction Materials Technology, Hochschule Bremen
Seit 07/2019 Deputy Scientific Director of, the Official Materials Testing Institute of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

01/2016 – 06/2019

Deputy Sales Director Power Plant By-Products, at BauMineral GmbH, Herten

06/2015 – 06/2019

Teaching at the Department of Civil Engineering -- Construction Materials Technology, Münster University of Applied Sciences

07/2012 – 06/2019 Authorised representative for the technical distribution of power plant by-products in BeNeLux and sales region West, at BauMineral GmbH, Herten
03/2007 - 07/2012 Site management and quality assurance with focus on concrete and reinforced concrete works, at BauMineral GmbH, Herten

Seit 09/2006

Cooperation in the consultancy with the focus on concrete and reinforced concrete, damage to buildings, construction in existing structures, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wallmeier, Herne

01/2005 - 12/2005 & 10/2002 - 06/2004

Student assistant
Institute for textile construction and environmental technology, Greven
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Müller-Rochholz
03/1999 - 04/2001 Training and activity as a master roofer
08/1997 - 02/1999 Substitute service/stay abroad (Niagara Falls, USA)
08/1993 - 08/1997 Training and work as a journeyman roofer

Further qualifications

01/2016 Acquisition of the E-certificate (advanced concrete technology knowledge)
10/2017 Completion of certificate course for expert planner for concrete maintenance

Networks/ cooperation activities/ sponsors

  • Institutions / Cooperation activities

    • VBI - Association of Consulting Engineers

    • VDI - Association of German Engineers

    • Engineers without borders

    • DWA - German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste

    • VDB - Association of German Concrete Engineers (Member)

    • MPA Materialprüfanstalt der Freien Hansestadt Bremen - Division of Leibniz IWT Bremen (Deputy Director)

    • Bremen network ReUse and ReCycling in the construction industry (co-founder)

    • RWB Forschungsvereinigung Recycling und Wertstoffverwertung im Bauwesen e.V. (Member of the Board)

  • Partnerships, International contacts

    • Proceq / Screening Eagle (Cooperation Agreement Non-destructive Testing of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Components)