Professional experience

Current
Oct 2017

PostDoc at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
Research area 4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor group
FE: Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems

Jul 2017-Sep 2017

PostDoc at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group at Institue of Geophysics

Nov 2012-Feb 2016

Scientific Assistant at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Ph.D Student in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group at Institue of Geophysics

Aug 2002-Feb 2012

Programmer and web developer/designer, P.A.Blackburn AG Lucerne, Switzerland
Implementation and maintenance of customer relationship management application and setup, design and maintenance of company websites including development of corresponding web applications

Education

Nov 2012-Jun 2016

Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thesis: From early Earth Plume-lid tectonics to present day Plate tectonics: A high-resolution 3D numerical modelling approach | Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Taras V. Gerya

Sep 2010-Sep 2012

Master of Science ETH in Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Major: Geophysics
Minor subjects: Numerical modelling, Astrophysics, Geochemistry
Thesis: Adaptive Multigrid. How to couple Adaptive Mesh Refinement with the Multigrid method and Self-consistent modelling of planetary differentiation and onset of mantle convection on Mars. A comparative study in 2D and 3D
Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Taras V. Gerya

Sep 2007-Jun 2010

Bachelor of Science ETH in Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Major: Geophysics
Thesis: Pseudo-3D Ground Penetrating Radar imaging of past and present landslides in the Urserental
Main supervisor: Dr. Stefan Carpentier

Sep 2005-Jun 2007

Bachelor studies in Physics
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 1998-Jul 2004

Eidgenössisches Maturitätszeugnis (Swiss university-entry diploma)
Kantonsschule Alpenquai Luzern, Switzerland
Major subjects: Physics and Applied Mathematics
Thesis: Trinkwasser sparen durch Regenwassernutzung im Haushalt

Field experience

20-28 Jul 2014

Geological excursion to Witwatersrand Supergroup and Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa
Guided by:
A. Kröner, Beijing SHRIMP Centre, CAGS, Beijing, China
A. Hofmann, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
C. Heubeck, University of Jena, Germany
M. Van Kranendonk, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

6-9 Sep 2014

Field trip to Limpopo belt, South Africa
Guided by: Prof. Dirk van Reenen, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Research visits

22-26 Apr 2013

Visit with Prof. Dr. Stéphane Labrosse at Laboratoire de géologie de Lyon at ENS, Lyons, France

17-19 Dec 2013

Visit with Prof. Dr. Stéphane Labrosse at Laboratoire de géologie de Lyon at ENS, Lyons, France