RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Numerical modelling of the interaction between tectonics and surface processes
  • Earthquake cycles and the mechanics of faults
  • Tectonic and geomorphologic evolution of active continental margins
  • Development of numerical models to investigate fault mechanics and earthquakes

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Academic career

    since 2009
    Professor for Geology, Institut für Geologie, Leibniz Universität Hannover

    2006 - 2009
    Head of a DFG-funded Emmy Noether Junior Research Group, Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Geophysik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    2005 - 2006
    Guest scientist in the Collaborative Research Center SFB 526, Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Geophysik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    2003 - 2005
    Research assistant, Institut für Geologie, Universität Bern, Schweiz

    2000 - 2003
    Research assistant (doctoral candidate), GEOMAR Kiel and GFZ Potsdam

    1994 - 2000
    Study of geophysics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

  • University degrees

    2003
    Doctoral degree in Geosciences, Freie Universität Berlin

    2000
    Diploma in Geophysics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

  • Awards

    2008
    Hans-Cloos-Award (Geologische Vereinigung)

    2005
    Annette-Barthelt-Award for Marine Research (Annette-Barthelt-Foundation)

    2002
    Bernd-Rendel-Award (DFG)

  • Academic services

    since 2019
    GSA Science Editor for Geosphere

    since 2018
    Member of the editorial board of the journal Geology

    since 2016
    Chair of the Institute of Geology

    since 2013
    Member of the Annettte Barthelt foundation

    since 2011
    Faculty Information Officer of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

    2014 - 2017
    Member of the "DFG-Senatskommission für Zukunftsaufgaben der Geowissenschaften"

    2013 - 2015
    Member of the board of the "Geologischen Vereinigung"

    2012 - 2014
    Chair of the Institute of Geology

    2011 - 2013
    Member of the board (Fakultätsrat) of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

    2008 - 2010
    Member of the editorial board of the journal Geology