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Curriculum Vitae

Academic training

10/1996 - 10/2000
B.Sc.(hons.) University of Edinburgh, Geography

Scientific degree

10/2000 - 03/2005
Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, Title: Deriving basin-wide denudation rates from cosmogenic radionuclides, San Bernadino Mountains, California (Dr. W.M. Philipps and Prof. M.A. Summerfield)

Professional Career

Since 10/2011
Akademischer Rat (since 08/2019 Akademischer Oberrat) and Cosmogenic nuclide laboratory manager, University of Cologne, Germany

01/2011 - 10/2011
Assistant Research Chemist, University of California at Berkeley (Dr. K. Nishiizumi)

01/2010 - 01/2011
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California at Berkeley (Dr. K. Nishiizumi)

10/2004 - 12/2009
Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh (Dr. T.J. Dunai)



  • NERC PhD funding award

Experience abroad

  •  Training in sample preparation ans AMS measurement at University of Edinburgh and SUERC in UK
  • Australian National University and University of California at Berkeley
  • Fieldwork from 2001 in: UK, California, USA, Chile and Italy


  • Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Cosmogenic nuclide sample preparation and application in Geomorphology
  • Lunar Geomorphology