Curriculum Vitae(CV)


Academic career


Full Professor for remote sensing and geoinformatics at Trier University

03/2007 – 03/2010

Head of the Geomatics Platform at the Département  Environnement et Agro-Biotechnologies (EVA), Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann (Belvaux, Luxemburg)


Habilitation at the department of remote sensing, Trier University
Thesis: “Data mining and knowledge extraction from long-term remote sensing data archives for the assessment of recent processes in Mediterranean drylands”
Venia legendi: remote sensing and geoinformatics

1996 – 2007

Research associate at the Remote Sensing Department, University of Trier, Faculty of Geography/Geosciences, D-54286 Trier, Germany


Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), in environmental sciences at the department of hydrology, Trier University
Thesis: „The particle bound contaminant transport during low flow conditions in small heterogeneous catchments “ (Awarded by „Freundeskreis Universität Trier“, 1998)

1993 – 1996

Research associate at the Hydrology Department, University of Trier, Faculty of Geography/Geosciences, D-54286 Trier, Germany



Study of Physical Geography at the University of Trier, Faculty of Geography/Geosciences, Behringstraße, D-54286 Trier


Study of cath. Theology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Trier

Special activitites

2004-2006: Scientific consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) including several visits at the Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) in Damaskus (Syria)

1995: Co-founder of Synthon-Analytics GmbH, Heidelberg (specialized in bioinformatics and chemometrics) 

Management Committee Member Cost Action “The Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System” (ES0805)

Reviewer for following scientific journals:  Remote Sensing of Environment, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Catena, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Sensors, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Applied Spectroscopy, Environmental Science & Technology 


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