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Curriculum Vitae

Employment

2018 – present        
Head of the Seismological Observatory at Bensberg, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne

2013-2018             
Research scientist at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen (Department of Planets and Comets), since 2018 CoI for SEIS (”Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure”) within NASA’s Mars mission InSight (”Interior exploration using Seismic Investigation, Geodesy and Heat Transport”)

2010-2013             
Research scientist at Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam (Array Seismology Group) within DFG project ”PASSEQ – Passive Seismic Experiment in Trans-European Suture Zone”

2009-2010         
Lecturer at Institute of Geoscience, University of Potsdam

2009                       

  • Research visit to Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (2 weeks)                   
  • Research visit to NORSAR under NERIES Transnational Access Grant (5 weeks)

2007-2009
Research scientist at Institute of Geoscience, University of Potsdam (General Geophysics group) within EC research project NERIES JRA4 ”Developing and calibrating new techniques for geophysical site characterization”

Academic Education

2006                      
Ph.D. in Geophysics, Ruhr-University Bochum
Thesis title: ”Constraints on the Structure and Dynamics of the Aegean Region from the Analyses of Receiver Functions and Surface Wave Dispersion”

2002-2006              
Ph.D. student at Chair of Theoretical Geophysics, Ruhr-University Bochum, last 3.5 years within SFB 526 “Rheology of the Earth – from the upper crust to the subduction zone”

2001                        
Diploma in Geophysics, Ruhr-University Bochum

1995-2001           
Student of Geophysics at Ruhr-University Bochum, with emphasis on theoretical geophysics/seismology

Teaching

University of Cologne
Since 2018

“Introduction to Seismology” (Lectures and Exercises, MSc Geophysics)
“Seismische Explorationsverfahren“ (Vorlesung und Praktikum, BSc Geowissenschaften)

University Potsdam
2011

„Introduction to GMT (Generic Mapping Tools)“ (Lectures and Exercises)

2010
“Numerik in der Geophysik” (Vorlesung), “Seismogramminterpretation” (Vorlesung und Übungen), “Physik der tiefen Erde” (Vorlesung und Übungen)

2009/10
„Spezielle mathematische Methoden in der Geophysik“ (Übungen), Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum Reversionspendel, Anfängerpraktikum Pyknometer