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 a Postdoc at Dalhousie University. 

Receiving the Josef-Krainer-Award 2021 for Earth System Science. There is only one award per discipline and year.

Receiving the Legat for outstanding scientific work by the Faculty of Science (University Zürich) in 2020. Only the top 5% PhD thesis are eligible for this distinction.

Roland Sigel (Dekan), I und Markus Egli (Supervisor).

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. 


Today, I highly enjoy exploring and developing new approaches to determine in-situ surface denudation rates and its variations over geological time-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.

*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.