Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

03/2019 - present

Principal Investigator of the DFG project "Glacial – Interglacial Changes in Dust Supply to the Pacific Southern Ocean" hosted by Prof. K. Pahnke, Marine Isotope Geochemistry at the ICBM Oldenburg

10/2015 - 07/2018

Postdoctoral researcher in the Max Planck Research Group for Marine Isotope Geochemistry at the ICBM Oldenburg



PhD student at Imperial College London and Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. 

Thesis title: Deciphering glacial-interglacial Southern Ocean dynamics with deep-sea corals (supervised by Prof. Dr. Tina van de Flierdt)

10/2005 - 10/2011

Studies of Geography, Geology and Physical Oceanography at the Christian Albrecht University Kiel, graduation in isotope geochemistry/paleoceanography (Diplom) 

Thesis title: Late Quaternary water mass mixing in the Arctic Gateway – evidence from radiogenic isotopes (supervised by: Prof. Dr. Martin Frank)

Research grants

DFG grant for Principal Investigators

“Glacial – Interglacial Changes in Dust Supply to the Pacific Southern Ocean” (STR 618/1-1)

PhD studentship

Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London

Research expeditions

01/2017 – 02/2017

PoriBacNewZealand research cruise SO254 with R/V Sonne in the Southwest Pacific

10/2013 – 12/2013

TROPICS research cruise JC094 with RRS James Cook across the tropical Atlantic


Arctic expedition JC219 with RRS James Clark Ross in the eastern Fram Strait/Spitzbergen

Teaching and advising students

Summer 2016

“Geochemical Seminar“ (host), Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, University of Oldenburg

Fall 2014

“Climate” (assistant), Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

Spring 2014

“Marine Stratigraphy” and “Paleoceanography” (assistant), Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

Fall 2013

“Solid Earth Geochemistry” (assistant), Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

Since 2011

Support and supervision of research students during laboratory work and data interpretation (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate/PhD level)


(Changed: 2021-04-30)