|Since 2019||Professor of Chemical Science and Associate Director at KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia and Guest Lecturer at RWTH Aachen University, Germany|
|2016 - 2019||Professor of Chemical Science and Associate Director at KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and Professor at RWTH Aachen University|
|2009 - 2016||Chair and Full Professorship at RWTH Aachen|
|2004 - 2009||C3-Professor of Organic Chemistry at Goethe University Frankfurt (Degussa Endowed Professorship)|
|2002 - 2004||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Mentor: Prof. Dr. D. A. Evans|
|1999 - 2002||Ph. D. in Chemistry (Dissertation), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Mentor: Prof. Dr. D. Seebach|
|1999||Diploma in Chemistry at Technical University of Berlin, Germany, diploma thesis at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland|
Research activities are directed toward the development and simplification of synthetic catalytic methodology and technology, and their application in the rapid synthesis of diverse functional natural and unnatural molecules, not only to address chemical, biological and physical problems but also to generate new molecules with interesting properties.