Curriculum Vitae

1938 (Oct. 14) born in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany
1957-1962 Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry (subsidiary subjects: physics, mineralogy and botany) University Heidelberg
1962 Degree "Diplom-Chemiker"
1963-1965 Assistant at the Institut of Inorganic Chemistry, University Heidelberg
1963-1967 Doctoral Studies in Chemistry under Prof. Dr. Armin Weiss. Institut of Inorganic Chemistry, University Heidelberg
1965-1971 Assistant at the Institut of Inorganic Chemistry, University Munich
1967 Degree "Dr. rer. nat." Thesis: Untersuchung von Quellungsvorgängen in n-Alkylammonium-Schichtsilicaten (A study of swelling processes of alkylammonium layered silicates)
1969 Richard-Zsigmondy-Stipendium, awarded by the Kolloid-Gesellschaft (Germany)
1971 "Habilitation", University Munich
1971-1973 "Akademischer Rat" at the Institut of Inorganic Chemistry, University Munich
1973-1974 "Akademischer Oberrat" at the Institut of Inorganic Chemistry, University Munich
since 1974 Professor at the Institut of Inorganic Chemistry, University Kiel
1979-2003 Director ("Geschaftsführer") of the Kolloid-Gesellschaft e.V. (Germany)
1982-1996 Member of the Editorial Board of "Clay Minerals"
1985-1996 Member of the Editorial Board of "Applied Clay Science"
1987-1991 President of the German Clay Group (DTTG)
1987-2004 Editor of "Colloid and Polymer Science" and "Progress Colloid and Polymer Science"
since 1995 Editor of "Applied Clay Science"
1995 Brindley Lecturer, Clay Minerals Society (USA)
1996 Doctor honoris causa, University of Szeged (Hungary)
1999 Wolfgang-Ostwald-Kolloquium of the Kolloid-Gesellschaft (Germany) dedicated to the 60th birthday of G. Lagaly
1999-2003 President of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA)
2001 AIPEA Medal in recognition of innovative and dynamic scientific contribution to the field of Clay Sciences
2002 Marilyn & Sturges W. Bailey Distinguished Member Award, Clay Minerals Society (USA)
2002 Socio de Honor de la Sociedad Española de Arcillas (Spain)
since 2004 Member of the Editorial Board of "Colloid and Polymer Science" and "Progress Colloid and Polymer Science"
2004 Retirement from the academic activities at the University Kiel ("Pensionierung")
2004 Wolfgang-Ostwald-Medaille, awarded by the Kolloid-Gesellschaft (Germany)
2005 Membre d'Honneur du Groupe Français des Argiles (France)