Biography

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Education

Ph.D. in Engineering/Material Science (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany), 2004.
M.Eng. in Mechanical Eng. (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain), 1997.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Civil and Environment Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 – present.
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department (0%), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018 – present.
Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2009 – 2013.
German Science Foundation Research Fellow, Princeton University, 2007 – 2009.
Postdoctoral researcher in Hamburg University of Technology, 2005-2007.

 

 

Awards

01/2019, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research
03/2016, Excellence Faculty Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
01/2016, CAS Associate, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Teaching excellence: Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018.
08/2014, NCSA Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
09/2007, DFG Early Career Support, Awarded by German Research Foundation (DFG).

Services

Membership Secretary of ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry since 2015.
College Safety Advisory Committee Member, UIUC, since 2017.
Advisory Committee, CEE, since 2018.