Curriculum Vitae

Tertiary Education

PhD at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany        16. 10. 2000 - 02. 02. 2005
"The Role of the Tropical Indian Ocean in Global Climate"
(Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl)

Dipolma in meteorology, Hamburg, Germany                                                11. 6. 1999
"Large eddy simulation of contrails" (Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl,
Dr. Andreas Chlond)

"Vordiplom" in meteorology, Hamburg, Germany                                          1995

Study of meteorology at the University Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany         1993-1999

Work Experience

Group Leader of the Climate Dynamics group at the                                     since 1.12.2011
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany


Scientist (permanent position) at the                                                            since August 2010

Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway

Associate Professor (temporary position) at the Geophysical                        01. 03. 2009 - 31.07.2010
Institute at the University of Bergen, Norway

"Postdoc"  in the Projekt "COMPAS" (Climate and Ocean in                           07. 08. 2006  - 1.08.2010
mid-to-high latitudes: Mechanisms of variability in PAleo and modern
recordS ­ funded by the research council of Norway) at the Bjerk-
nes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway

"Postdoc" in the EU-Projekt "AMMA" (African Monsoon                                   03. 02. 2005 - 31. 7. 2006
Multidisciplinary Analyses) at the Leibniz-Institut fuer Meereswis-
senschaften an der Universitaet Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Employed in the projekt "IMPETUS" (An integrated approach to                    16. 10. 2000 - 31. 12. 2004
the efficient management of scarce water resources in West Africa)
at the Universit¨t zu Koeln, Koeln, Germany (working place: Max-
Planck-Institut f¨r Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany)

Military services at the "Geophysikalischen Dienst der Bun-                            1. 11. 1999 - 31. 8. 2000
deswehr", Alt Duvenstedt, Germany (aviation meteorology; flight
weather briefing)

Student job at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie,                              1995-1999
Hamburg, Germany