.:Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2017, president of the Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, der Medizin und der Technik (GWMT) [Society for the History of Sciences and Humanities, Medicine, and Technology]
  • 2007-present Professor for Historical Studies of Science, University of Bielefeld
  • 2013-2016 President and CEO, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2006-2007 Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2005-2006 Stand-In, Chair for History of Science, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
  • 2003 Habilitation in History of Science, University of Regensburg
  • 1997-2005 Assistant Professor, History of Science Unit, University of Regensburg
  • 1996 Ph.D., History of Science and Technology, Technical University of Berlin

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2015 Member, German National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina
  • 2010/11 Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2010 Visiting Professor (Professeur Invité), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Department of Philosophy, Paris
  • 2008/09 Visiting Professor, Groupe d'Etude des Méthodes de l'Analyse Sociologique (CNRS, Université Paris IV), Paris
  • 2006/07 Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (ZiF), Bielefeld
  • 2004 Prize for the best Habilitation of the University of Regensburg
  • 2004 Paul-Bunge-Prize for the History of Scientific Instruments of the Hans R.-Jenemann-Foundation
  • 2003 Georg-Uschmann-Prize for History of Science of Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 2000 ABB Science Award for the co-authored book Heinrich Caro and the Creation of Modern Chemical Industry
  • 1998/99 Edelstein International Fellowship, Philadelphia, USA, and Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1994 Fellowship at the Edelstein Center for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Editorial Boards

  • Editor, with Marcus B. Carrier, of Mitteilungen der Fachgruppe Geschichte der Chemie
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of Ambix, Journal for the Society for the History of Alchemy & Chemistry; Bielefeld University Press; Hyle. International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry; Nuncius. Journal for the Material and Visual History of Science