Born: 23.07.1974 in Frankenthal/Pfalz, Germany
Nationality: German
Address: Department of Geology, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Tel.: 001 301 405 2707
Fax: 001 301 405 3597

Professional Employment

2005-present: Humboldt research fellow, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

2004-2005: Post-doctoral research fellow, EU Volcano Dynamics Research Training Network at the Institut de Physique du Globe , Paris, France

2000-2003: Scientific assistant, University of Tübingen , Germany


2003: Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.), Petrology/Geochemistry, University of Tübingen

2000: Diplom (M.Sc.), Geology, University of Mainz

1996/97: 3 rd year courses and exam, Geology, University of Glasgow

1996: Vordiplom (B.Sc.), Geology, University of Mainz


2005 Research fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Society

1998 Departmental scholarship, University of Mainz

1996 ERASMUS scholarship (European University Exchange Program), University of Glasgow

Working experience

1999 (3 months) Berkeley Geochronology Center, Berkeley, USA

1998 (6 weeks) Mobil Oil GmbH, Celle, Germany

1997 (6 weeks) Geological survey of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz, Germany

Field experience

2005 Internship at the Volcano Observatory on Guadeloupe (La Soufriere volcano)

2001 South Greenland: Sampling for Ph.D. project

1998 New Zealand: Mapping and sampling for diploma thesis in cooperation with Dr. N. Mortimer, Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Dunedin

Additional qualifications

2004 Short Course “ Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences“ at the GeoForschungszentrum, Potsdam, Germany

2000 Short Course “Geochemistry” at the Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz

Professional Society Affiliations

  • since 2005 Geological Society of Washington
  • since 2005 American Geophysical Union
  • since 2004 International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior
  • since 2001 Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (Germany)
  • since 1998 Geologische Vereinigung ( Germany)

Synergistic activities

  • Reviewer for Lithos, Earth and Planetary Science Letters


  • English (fluent), French, Spanish (basic knowledge)