A life guided by curiosity and scout values*, filled with adventures and challenges

that help me to leave a positive and meaningful foot print in society and science,

while keeping my independence and caring for my family.

I received my Bachelor of Science in 2012 and my Master of Science in 2015, both in Earth Sciences at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). I obtained my PhD in Earth System Sciences in 2019 from the University of Zürich (UZH, Switzerland). Since July 2021, I am affiliated with Dalhousie University. 

*Scout Values:

  • Integrity –  I act with integrity, I am honest, trustworthy and loyal.
  • Helpful – I willingly help others
  • Respect – I have self-respect, respect for others and my surroundings 
  • Courtesy – I am polite and a friend to all
  • Kind – I support other, take care of myself and of the world we live in.
  • Beliefe – I keep exploring faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
  • Cheerful - I look for the bright side of things.
  • Brave – I dare to face danger
  • Courage – I stand for what is right
  • Thrifty –I protect and conserve natural resources, and carefully use time and property.

My interests span throughout geoscience methods and applications to investigate the lithosphere and pedosphere. In particular I am interested in geochronological and geochemical investigation methods for the determination of surface processes across scales. 

I have always believed in a balance between Hand-Mind-Heart! In general, my spare time is mostly construed to be with my family and friends. Our recreational activities in nature comprise foremost in hiking, mountaineering, camping, or cycling. As passionate sailor and skipper I love to travel at sea and exploring new places. I usually use rainy days for various woodwork (furniture construction) and implementing graphic ideas for publications.