- Graduation as Dipl. Geographer/Hydrologist at the University of Freiburg in 1987.
- Co-founder of the Hydrotox GmbH in 1989.
- Ph.D. at the Goethe University in Frankfurt in 2011 with a cumulative thesis with the title “Biodegradation and elimination of industrial wastewater in the context of whole effluent assessment” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Oehlmann.
Focus of work: Environmental risk assessment of biocides, pharmaceuticals, building products, waste water and nanoparticles.