About me



Current: Leader Career Center, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
2018 - 2022: SNSF professor, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2016 - 2018: Postdoc/SNSF fellow, Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, and Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2014 - 2016: Postdoc/SNSF fellow, Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
2010 - 2014: Scientific assistant, Institute of Geophysiscs, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland



2020 - 2022: CAS Higher Education, University of Bern, Switzerland
2021 - 2022: CAS Coaching Practitioner, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
2010 - 2014: Dr.sc. in Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Thesis: Magnetic anisotropy of common rock-forming minerals
2008 - 2010: MSc in Earth Sciences, Major in Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Thesis, in collaboration with the Norwegian Geological Survey, Trondheim Norway: Magnetic properties of the Møre-Trøndelag Fault Complex
2005 - 2008: BSc in Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Thesis: Determination of the magnetic anisotropy factor, p77, for mica and chlorite


Teaching and Outreach

since 2020: Lecturer, Palaeomagnetism, MSc and PhD students, ETH Zurich
since 2019: Lecturer, Rock and Paleomagnetism, MSc and PhD students, University of Bern
since 2019: Lecturer, Geophysics (gravimetry, magnetism and plate tectonics part), BSc students, University of Bern
2020: 'Streifenmuster am Ozeanboden: Was magnetische Mineralien über die Bewegung der Kontinente erzählen' - Public lecture at the Natural History Museum Bern, organized by Mineralien- und Fossilienfreunde Bern
2019: Scientific expert for 'Fokus Forschung - Naturwissenschaften im Gespräch: Faszination Gesteinsmagnetismu', a public science event organized by the library of the University of Bern
2019: 'Predicting anisotropic physical properties using single crystal and texture data' - Short course for students and researchers at the EGU General Assembly, in collaboration with B.S.G. Almqvist, S.J. Brownlee and D. Mainprice
2019: Presenter at the Faculty of Science, University of Bern day for interested high school students: 'Das Magnetfeld - die (un?)sichtbare Kraft'
2018: 'Prediction of physical properties and anisotropy in rocks using mineral and microstructural data' - Scientific Workshop for students and researchers at the AGU Fall Meeting, in collaboration with B.S.G. Almqvist, S.J. Brownlee and D. Mainprice
2018: Contributor in radio programmes on the Earth's magnetic field, SRF
2018: 'Outreach: How do I present my science to the public?' - Workshop for PhD students at ETH Zurich, in collaboration with K. Fankhauser
2018: Guest lecturer, Microstructural Analysis, graduate students, University of Minnesota
2017: Guest lecturer, Mineralogy, undergraduate students, University of Minnesota
2016: 'Sceneskrekk' - Presentation on stage fright for Zagroutha Trondheim
2016: 'How to write a paper'-seminar for PhD students at NTNU
2015 - 2016: Guest lecturer, Crustal Magnetism and Geophysical Exploration for Natural Resources courses, MSc and PhD students, NTNU
2015: Presentation course for PhD students at NTNU
2011 - 2014: Substitute lecturer, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Paleomagnetism and Rock Physics courses, BSc, MSc and PhD students, ETH Zurich
2011 - 2013: Instructor, Geophysical Field Course (magnetic exploration), BSc students, ETH Zurich
2010 - 2013: Tour guide, tour coordinator and scientific assistant, focusTerra – Earth Science Research and Information Centre
2008 - 2010: Teacher, student-organized exam preparation courses, Mathematics, Geophysics, Structural Geology and Geology of Switzerland, BSc students
2008 - 2010: Teaching assistant, Mathematics for BSc students


Grants and Fellowships

2018: SNSF Professorship, Swiss National Science Foundation
2016: Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Rock Magnetism (PI: T. Belgrano)
2016: Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship & Return Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation
2015: Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Rock Magnetism
2014: Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation


Prizes and Awards

2020: Outstanding Reviewer, Royal Astronomical Society - Geophysical Journal International
2013: Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union
2010: Willi-Studer-Award 2010 for the best degree in Earth Sciences
2010: ETH Silver Medal for an excellent master thesis