About me



Future: SNSF professor, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Current: 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, Trondheim, Norway
2010 - 2014: Scientific assistant, Institute of Geophysiscs, ETH Zurich, Zurich, 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

2018: Contributor in radio programmes on the Earth's magnetic field
2018: 'Outreach: How do I present my science to the public?'-workshop for PhD students, in collaboration with K. Fankhauser
2018: Guest lecturer, Microstructural Analysis
2017: Guest lecturer, Mineralogy
2016: 'Sceneskrekk' - Presentation on stage fright for Zagroutha Trondheim
2016: 'How to write a paper'-seminar for PhD students
2015 - 2016: Guest lecturer, Crustal Magnetism and Geophysical Exploration for Natural Resources courses, MSc students and PhD students
2015: Presentation course for PhD students
2011 - 2014: Substitute lecturer, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Paleomagnetism and Rock Physics courses, BSc, MSc and PhD students
2011 - 2013: Instructor, Geophysical Field Course (magnetic exploration), BSc students
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

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