Vitae

 

University, diplom studium (master equivalent)

ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Earth Sciences, 1998-2003, with distinction

Master thesis at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, advisor Dr. Pier Luigi Vidale: An assessment of the Sensitivity of the European Climate on  Aerosol Forcing simulated with a Regional Climate Model

 

University, PhD

ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2003-2007

Ph.D. thesis at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, advisor Prof. Dr. Christoph Schär: Dynamical analysis of atmospheric predictability in cloud-resolving models.

 

University, Habilitation

U Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2021

Habilitation in meteorology, department of Earth Sciences, mentor Prof. Dr. Martin Claussen: Precipitating convection: its daily transition, organization and interaction with the land surface.

 

Professional experience

Group leader, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, since 2011

Research Scientist,  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, since 2010

Visiting scientist, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2009-2010

Post-Doc, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007-2009

Research Assistant, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2003-2006

 

Grants and fellowship

Canopies in the Earth System, CLiCCS excellence cluster, January 2023-December 2025, funded by DFG, co-PI.

Storms & Land, Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems NextGEMS, Horizon 2020, September 2021-August 2025, funded by EI, lead PI of one of the three physical science teams of NextGEMS.

Energy-consistent ocean-atmosphere coupling (L4), Collaborative Research Centre TRR 181 "Energy transfers in atmosphere and ocean", July 2020-June 2024, funded by DFG, PI of the subproject L4.

Advancing the representation of convection across scales II, Hans Ertel Center for Weather Research phase 3, January 2019- December 2022, funded by BMVI, lead PI of the project

S5: Cloud and Convective Organisation, HD(CP)2 phase 2, April 2016-March 2019, funded by BMBF, lead PI of one of the six scientific teams of HD(CP)2

Advancing the representation of convection across scales, Hans Ertel Center for Weather Research phase 2, January 2015- December 2018, funded by BMVI, lead PI of the project

Clouds and Convection, Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research phase 1, March 2011-February 2015, funded by BMVI, lead PI of the project

Fellowship for advanced researchers, Swiss National Science Foundation, 2009-2010

 

A more comprehensive CV can be found here (stand October 2020)