1959: Born in Philadelphia
1983: PhD (Electrical Engineering) at the University of Pennsylvania.
1983-1985: Postdoc, Cornell University
1985-2011: Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY, USA.
2011-present: Professor, RWTH Aachen, Director, Theoretical Nanosciences, Forschungszentrum Juelich
2017-present: Professor of Electrical Engineering, TU Delft (5%)
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Associate Editor, Reviews of Modern Physics
Alexander von Humboldt Professorship – International Award for Research in Germany