Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Work Experience

Since April 2019

Scientist, Group for Marine Isotope Geochemistry, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg

April 2013 - February 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Research Group for Marine Isotope Geochemistry, University of Oldenburg, Germany

March 2012 – February 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher, GEOMAR (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), research group for chemical paleoceanography


October 2008 – February 2012

Graduate Studies, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel and IfM-GEOMAR Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences Kiel, Germany

Degree: Dr. rer. nat.; Thesis: Late Quaternary Changes in Silicate Utilisation and Upwelling Intensity off Peru – Insights from Silicon and Neodymium Isotopes

October 2003 – September 2008

Undergraduate Studies, Geology and Paleontology (equivalent to M.Sc.), Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

Degree: Diploma; Thesis: Radiogenic Isotope Signatures of clay-size Sediments in the Eastern Indian Ocean: Implications for Weathering Inputs and Current Regimes during the Latest Quaternary

July – December 2006

Erasmus student: Paleoceanography and Paleoecology, University of Bergen, Norway

Expeditions and Research Cruises


   R/V Sonne (SO-245): UltraPac cruise, Antofagasta (Chile) – Wellington (New Zealand)


  several SHORT cruises with research boat “Otzum” (German North Sea coast and Weser estuary)

  R/V Meteor (M81/1): GEOTRACES Atlantic, Canary Islands (Spain) – Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago)
2008   R/V Meteor (M77/2): SFB754, SE Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zone, Callao (Peru) – Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Teaching and Advising

  • mar240 Anorganische Geochemie
  • mar432 Marine Biogeochemie
  • mar437 Anorganische Isotopengeochemie
  • mar440 Fachpraxis Isotopengeochemie


July 2015 Lecturer at the “ICBM Summer School on Coastal Systems 2015 – Water column processes from coast to ocean”

June 2010 Supervision of the pupils summer school “Foraminifers and other ghosts of the Past“ at IfM-GEOMAR


Ph.D. Theses (major share for supervision)

Bianca Liguori: Biogeochemical cycling of silicon in the Arctic Ocean (2019)

Kristin Doering: Holocene variations in silicon and nitrogen nutrient cycling offshore Peru (graduated June 2016)

M.Sc. Theses

  • Mareike Gutensohn: Processes controlling dissolved rare earth elements in the southern South Pacific (2017)
  • Matthias Rehbein: Rare Earth Elements in the Subtropical South Pacific Ocean (2017)

B.Sc. Thesis

  • Adrian Siebert: Variations in Nd and Sr isotope composition of waters and sediments off northern Peru since the LGM (2012)


(Changed: 2021-04-30)