Curriculum Vitae and Research Experiences



Curriculum Vitae


  • 07/2019 - current
    Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
    Project topic: South Atlantic ocean heat content variability in a high-resolution coupled climate simulation


  • 04/2017 – 07/2018
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Miami (UM), Miami, FL, USA
    Project topic: Interannual-to-decadal variability of the South Atlantic Ocean Heat Content and the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation


  • 12/2012 – 11/2016
    PhD project, INTERCOAST MARUM/University of Bremen, Germany and University of Waikato, New Zealand
    PhD Topic: Assessing environmental changes and risks using a regional coupled ocean-atmosphere and a trajectory model
    Project topic 1: 'Investigating the effects of a summer storm on the North Sea stratification using a regional coupled ocean - atmosphere model'
    Project topic 2: 'Formation and variation of the Southland Current, New Zealand – A trajectory study'


  • 10/2009 – 11/2011
    Master Study Program Physical Oceanography (M.Sc.)
    University of Hamburg, Germany

    Specialization: satellite remote sensing, mathematical modeling, polar regions
    Master’s thesis: ‘High Salinity Shelf Water (HSSW) formation due to ice production in the Terra Nova Bay Polynya, Antarctica, from 2000 to 2008 by the use of remote sensing measurements’


  • 10/2005 – 09/2009
    Bachelor Study Program Environmental Science (B.Sc.)
    Carl–von–Ossietzky – University, Oldenburg, Germany

    Specialization: mathematical modeling, physical oceanography
    Bachelor’s thesis: ‘Transport and variability of Southeast Pacific Deep Slope Water (SPDSW) with tracer observations’



Further research experiences and collaborations


  • 03/2015 – 10/2015

    Research stay at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA, Wellington, New Zealand)


  • 08/2014

    Research stay at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS, Massachusetts, USA)


  • 02/2008 – 04/2008
    Polar expedition ANT-XXIV/3, research vessel Polarstern, Cape Town, South Africa – Weddell Sea – Punta Arenas, Chile