Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 1996
    University of Kaiserslautern, major: Chemistry

  • 1996 – 1999
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany; major: Hydrology

  • 1999
    Internship at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Limnophysics, Leipzig, Germany

  • 1998
    Internship at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Geobiochemistry, Bangor, Wales, UK

  • 1999 – 2001
    Oregon State University, Department of Bioresource Engineering, M.S. Program, Corvallis, USA

  • 2001
    Defense of M.S. Thesis; title: "Effect of Salinity on Particle Release and Changes in Hydraulic Conductivity in Sediments"

  • 2002 – 2007
    Doctoral Degree in Hydrology, University of Potsdam, Germany

  • 2007 – 2008
    Research associate, Institute for Geoecology, University of Potsdam, Germany

  • 2008 – 2009
    Acting Head (Lehrstuhlvertretung) of the Chair "Water- and Matter Transport in Landscapes", Leader of the working group "Hydrological Processes", University of Potsdam

  • 2009 – 2013
    Scientist at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

  • 2010
    Guest Scientist at the University of Keele, UK

  • Since 2014
    Senior scientist at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 5.4 Hydrology

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • DFG Research Unit (Forschergruppe) FOR 1598 From Catchments as Organised Systems to Models based on Dynamic Functional Units (CAOS) – Synthesizing remote sensing, geophysics and process hydrology with a suitable mathematical framework to improve hydrological modelling at the lower mesoscale

  • TERENO – Terrestrial Environmental Observatory North-East Germany

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

  • German Hydrological Society (DHG)


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