Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1998
    Studied chemistry and geology at George Washington University, Washington, DC (USA). Bachelor's degree in chemistry with a minor in geology

  • 1997 – 1998
    Student employee in the Chemistry Department at George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • 2000 – 2007
    Master and PhD in Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, CA (USA)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Postdoc, research associate at the University of California, Irvine (USA), in the Department of Earth System Science

  • Since 2008
    Postdoc, research associate at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany, in Research Area 2: Marine Biogeochemistry

Selected publications

  • Miller, S. et al.: Ship-based measurement of air-sea CO2 exchange by eddy covariance. In: J. Geophys. Res. 115, 2010. D02034, doi:10.1029/2009JD012193.

  • Marandino, C. et al.: DMS air/sea flux and gas transfer coefficients from the North Atlantic summertime coccolithophore bloom. In: Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, 2008. L23812, doi:10.1029/2008GL036370.

  • Marandino, C. et al.: Oceanic uptake and the global atmospheric acetone budget. In: Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, 2005. doi:10.1029/2005GL023285.


Selected projects

  • The influence of surface ocean processes on DMS and OVOCs in the atmosphere

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Geosciences Union

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Member of and leader in AmeriCorps, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Clean and Green, 1999 – 2000

PhD Student Council (with supervisory role):

  • Cathleen Zindler: In situ study of the biological sources and sinks of low molecular weight oxygenated volatile orangic compounds in the ocean, 2010 – 2013

  • Kathrin Wuttig: Redox speciation of Cu and Mn in sunlit tropical waters, 2010 – 2013

Additional qualifications

  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography Pier (La Jolla, CA, USA), API-CIMS and eddy covariance technique development, 2003

  • Teaching assistant at the University of California, USA; led the courses "ESS 14 Geology" and "ESS 20E The Atmosphere", 2001 – 2002

Field work

  • R/V Polarstern; eastern, northern and southern Atlantic Ocean, Oct-Dec 2008 (Bremerhaven-Cape Town, Südafrika), API-CIMS measurements of surface ocean concentrations of DMS and isoprene with membrane equilibrator, 2008

  • R/V Knorr; western and northern Atlantic Ocean (WHOI-Barbados-Iceland-WHOI), API-CIMS measurements of DMS air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance flux, 2007

  • R/V Knorr; eastern South Pacific Ocean (Manzanillo, Mexico-Punta Arenas, Chile), API-CIMS measurements of DMS and acetone air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance fluxes, 2006

  • Field Research Facility, Army Corps of Engineers (Duck, NC, USA), Intercomparison of DMS air/sea concentration measurements and micrometeorological techniques to measure DMS air/sea flux, 2004

  • R/V Wecoma; equatorial and northern Pacific Ocean (Guam-Hawaii-Newport, Oregon), API-CIMS measurements of DMS and acetone air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance fluxes, 2004

  • R/V Wecoma; equatorial and northern Pacific Ocean (Guam-Hawaii-Newport, OR, USA), API-CIMS measurements of DMS and acetone air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance fluxes, 2004


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • The chemistry of tropospheric trace gases

  • Air-sea exchange


Soft Skills

  • Programming languages Matlab and Fortran

  • Knowledge of Generic Mapping Tool (GMT), Origin, and Microsoft Office software


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