Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Work Experience

Since April 2013

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)
2008R/V Meteor (M77/2): SFB754, SE Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zone, Callao (Peru) – Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Teaching and Advising

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

Since October 2013 Organization and Chair of the “Geochemical Seminar” at the ICBM, University of Oldenburg; several lectures in undergraduate courses (Isotope Geochemistry, Special Inorganic Geochemistry) (Master level)

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 (since May 2015)

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

B.Sc. Thesis (supervision)

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


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