After 15 years of continuously teaching students and conducting research resulting in 38 international peer-reviewed publications and numerous case reports and book chapters, Dr. Mehl received his professor title at the Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel, Germany on the 20st of June 2019.
This professorship is only awarded to researchers and university teachers with great accomplishments in their respective fields.
For all the help and support I have received I would like to thank:
My wife Lin for the hours, days, weeks, month and years I have not been there for her as much as I should have
My parents and my brothers for their advice and support throughout those years
Prof. Dr. Kern of the Department of Prosthodontics, Propaedeutics and Dental Materials for his full support and the chance to live my talents.
My business and research partner PD Dr. Sönke Harder, PhD for all his patience with me.
Prof. Dr. Wolfart for the initial chance to do research and for not losing touch over the past years.
My close friends who have helped me through all of those years.
The entire staff and colleagues at the Kiel Univeristy – espcially the staff at the Department of Prosthodontics, Propaedeutics and Dental Materials, especially to:
The 10th floor with Frank Lehmann, Detlev Gostomsky, Rüdiger Möller, Prof. Ludwig, Martin Steiner, Sebastian Wille and “Gundel” Galsterer
The dental laboratory at the 4th floor.
All the colleagues who published with me.
The University of Zhejiang, China and especially to Dr. Jun Lin for the wonderful scientific cooperation.
My practice staff in Munich bearing the brunt of some late research night resulting in a grumpy boss next morning.
Nicole Plambeck and Birgit Frank at the Dean’s office of the Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel.
The President and the Vice-Presidents of the Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel.
All the people I have not named here but played a role in this journey.