In 1993 he received his PhD
from the Georg-August-
Universität zu Göttingen, having
performed the research with
both Prof. H. Laatsch
(Göttingen) and Prof. H. G. Floss
(Seattle). After postdoctoral
years with Prof. C. W. Rees (Imperial
College London), Prof. J.
Staunton (Cambridge) and Prof.
J. J. Heijnen and Dr. A. J. J.
Straathof (TU Delft), he received a fellowship from the Royal
Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He rose
through the ranks at the Technische Universiteit Delft and his research
in Delft focuses on enzymes and their immobilisation and
application in organic synthesis.