Curriculum Vitae


Vordiplom (comparable to B.S.), University of Düsseldorf (W. Germany), October 1977.

Physik-Diplom (comparable to M.S. in Physics), University of Bonn (W. Germany), March 1982.

Dr. rer. nat. (Ph. D.) in Physics, University of Bonn, January 23, 1986. Ph.D. thesis in experimental Nuclear Physics, title: "Set-up of an experiment to measure parity violation in proton-proton scattering". Supported by a fellowship grant from the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes".


August 1, 1986 - August 31, 1988: Visiting postdoctoral fellow, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (California), sponsored by a NATO fellowship grant.

September 1, 1988 - July 31, 1992: Acting Assistant Professor of Physics at Stanford University, California.

August 1, 1992 - July 31, 1997: Assistant Professor of Physics, Old Dominion University.

August 1, 1997 - July 31, 2003: Associate Professor of Physics, Old Dominion University.

Since August 1, 2003: Professor of Physics, Old Dominion University

Since August 2007: Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University

Since May 23, 2023: Chair of the Department of Physics, Old Dominion University

Honors, Awards and Prizes:

April 2008: Winner of the ODU Research Award

April 2009: Recipient of the “Faculty Excellence” Award of the College of Science, Old Dominion University

Fall 2010: Recipient of the “Shining Star Award” by Old Dominion University

September 2011: 2011-2012 CoS Distinguished Teaching Award

January-June 2014: Visiting “Investigador”, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaíso, Chile

April 2014: Recipient of the Gene W. Hirschfeld Award of the College of Sciences, Old Dominion University

March 2017: SCHEV Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award Nominee, Old Dominion University

April 2022: Doctoral Mentoring Award, Old Dominion University

April 2022: College of Sciences Research Award, Old Dominion University

Membership and Positions:

Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)

APS Division of Nuclear Physics: Member of the 2017 Mentoring Award and Nomination Committees.

APS Topical Group on Hadronic Physics (Executive Committee, 2008-10)

Member, CEBAF Users Group (Jefferson Lab); Elected to the UG Board of Directors for 2001 – 2003; Chair-elect of the UGBoD 2010-2011, Chair 2011 – 2013, Past Chair 2013-2014.

Member, CLAS collaboration; leader of the EG1, E6 and E8 run groups at 6 GeV as well as the RG-C, RG-F and RG-K run groups at 11 GeV; elected chair of the “Deep Processes Physics Working Group” from 2005 until 2008.

Personal Background:

Born in Düsseldorf / (W.) Germany

Married, two children

Hobbies: Music and Sailing

Live in Norfolk, Virginia