Since 2018: President of the TU9 - Nine Leading German Institutes of Technology e.V.
Since 2016: Chairman of the State of Baden Wuerttemberg Rector Conference and Vice-President of the TU9 - Nine Leading German Institutes of Technology e.V.
Since 2006: Rector of the University of Stuttgart
2000-2006: Dean of Faculty 2, Civil and Environmental Engineering
1993-1998: Managing partner of an engineering firm in Munich that specialized in construction engineering and surveying
1994: Awarded PhD by the Chair for Transportation and Road Traffic Engineering at the Bundeswehr University Munich
1987: Graduated with civil engineer degree from the Technical University Munich
1960: born in Munich