Profile

Research focus

• Palaeoclimatology using speleothems and tree-rings as climate archives
• Annually laminated stalagmites from the Holocene
• Stalagmites from the Marine Isotope Stages 9 and 11
• Cave monitoring to understand the processes in the karst system
• Stable isotope composition of tree-rings (Dendrochronology)

 

Professional experiences and Education

 

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

since 2016                   Postdoctoral lecture qualification at the Institute for Geosciences

Finishing planned for 2022

since 2019                   Research assistant at the Institute for Geosciences

Research group Speleothem Research (Prof. Dr. D. Scholz)

01/2019 – 04/ 2019     Research assistant at the Institute for Geosciences

Research group Climate and Sediments (Prof. Dr. F. Sirocko)

2013 – 2018                Research assistant at the Institute for Geosciences

Research group Speleothem Research (Prof. Dr. D. Scholz)

2010 – 2013                Research associate at the Department of Geography

Research group Climatology (Prof. Dr. J. Esper)

Ruhr-University Bochum

2007 – 2010                Ph. D. student at the Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics (magna                                          cum laude), supervised by Prof. Dr. D. K. Richter and Prof. Dr. A. Immenhauser,                                                  Subproject of the DFG-funded research group 668 „DAPHNE“

2009 – 2010                Studentship of the „Wilhelm and Günter Esser-Foundation“

2006 – 2009                Research assistant at the Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics

2004 – 2007                Master of Science in Geosciences (very good), Master thesis supervised by Prof. Dr.                                      D. K. Richter and Prof. Dr. A. Immenhauser

2003 – 2006               Student assistant in different fields:

• Geothermal energy project „PROMETHEUS“
• Micropalaeontological sample preparation
• Tutor for the lecture „Introduction in Palaeontology“ (WS 04/05)

2001 – 2004                Bachelor of Science in Geosciences (very good), Bachelor thesis supervised by                                             Prof. Dr. D. Michalzik and Dr. T. Steuber

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum (Bochum)

2003 – 2004               Student assistant and work experience at the Deutschen Bergbau-Museum,                                                   Department of Monument Conservation/Material Sciences