Sinikka Lennartz appointed
Dr Sinikka Lennartz has been appointed Junior Professor of Biogeochemical Ocean Modelling at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM). Before taking this post, she conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston (USA) on a fellowship from the Walter Benjamin Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Lennartz studied geoecology at the TU Braunschweig and the University of Tübingen and completed her doctorate at the University of Kiel/GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel with a thesis on marine emissions of climate-relevant sulfur gases. In 2019 she moved to the University of Oldenburg as a postdoctoral researcher. Lennartz's research focuses on dissolved organic matter (DOM) – a mixture of various organic substances in seawater. She uses mathematical models to investigate the behaviour of this matter on a global scale, and also applies numerical models to study the influence of microbes on DOM. Lennartz has received various awards for her work, including the DFG's Bernd Rendel Prize for early career geoscientists.