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08/2017 - present        Research Associate / Lab Manager

Department of Earth Sciences, Cluster Geology & Geochemistry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

- Management of the clean room laboratory for trace element and isotope analyses

- Management of the Thermo Neptune MC-ICP-MS, Thermo X-Series II ICP-MS and Varian 720-ES ICP-OES

- Analyses of and method development for radiogenic and stable isotopes


05/2017                      Visiting Professor

Institute of Applied Geosciences, Graz University of Technology, Austria

- Stable Mg and Si isotopes


11/2016 - 07/2017      Postdoctoral Reseacher

Geomicrobiology, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France

- Determination of stable Ti isotopes in Archaean TiO2 microcrystals and investigation of their relation to organic matter


11/2015 - 10/2016      Postdoctoral Researcher

Cosmochemistry, Astrophysics and Geophysical Experimentation, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France

- Determination of stable Ti and Cr isotopes in meteorites

- Method development for Ti and Cr isotope analyses


09/2012 - 10/2015      Postdoctoral Researcher

Insitute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland

- Investigation of (bio)geochemical processes in the ocean water column and in marine sediments by stable Ba isotope fractionation

- Experimental studies on Ba isotope fractionation during ion transport and carbonate precipitation

- Method development for Ba isotope analyses


02/2009 - 05/2012      Research Fellow (PhD)

Centre for Geobiology and Deparment of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Norway

- Determination of stable Cu, Zn and Fe isotopes in modern and Ordovician marine hydrothermal silicates and sulphides, with focus on the comparison of biogenic and inorganic metal precipitation

- Method development for Cu and Zn isotope analyses


10/2008 - 01/2009      Research Assistant

Institute of Mineralogy, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

- Clinical trial for drug development, in collaboration with Novartis Pharma AG

- Determination of stable Fe isotopes in human blood



2017   Workshop 'Isotope geochemistry' (MSc level) within a visiting professorship, Graz University of Technology, Austria


2014   Co-lecturer 'Geochemistry and isotope geology' (BSc level), University of Bern, Switzerland


2012 - 2014   Assistant in 'Practical course in mineralogy and petrology' (BSc level), University of Bern, Switzerland

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Academic qualification

Geochemistry, PhD, Transition metal isotope fractionation in marine hydrothermal deposits of the Mohns Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean, University of Bergen

Award Date: 17 Sept 2012


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