Education and Career

2016 - today Professor in Geothermics, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Institut für neue Energiesysteme (InES)
2015 Habilitation (Venia Legendi) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2010 - 2016 Senior Research Associate & Lecturer at Department of Earth Sciences, Engineering Geology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2008 - 2010 Marie Curie Fellow at Institute for Environmental Engineering, Ecological Systems Design (ESD), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2004 - 2008 Post-doc funded by scholarship from German Research Foundation at Center for Applied Geoscience, University of Tübingen, Germany
2000 - 2003 PhD within collaborative project SAFIRA (Remediation research in regionally contaminated aquifers), University of Tübingen, Germany
1995 - 1999 Diploma, Geology, University of Tübingen, Germany
1993 - 1995 Intermediate Diploma (Pre Degree) in Geology, University of Würzburg, Germany


Professional Services & Committees

2016 - 2018 Associate Editor of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
2014 - now Panel member for European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in EU Horizon 2020 program
2014 Guest Editor Hydrogeology Journal: “Hydrogeology of shallow thermal systems”
2013 - 2016 Committee Chair Subdivision on Groundwater, Division on Hydrological Sciences, European Geophysical Union
2013 - now Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group
2013 Panel member for European Union FP7 PEOPLE program
2011 Organization team ”Swiss Geoscience Meeting“, Nov. 2011, ETH Zurich
2010 - 2015 Representative Mid-level faculty Geological Institute, ETH Zurich
2010 - 2013 Editorial Board of International Journal of Geosciences
2008 - 2011 Associate Editor of Hydrogeology Journal

2008 - 2010

Consultant for United Nations (UN), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


Award and Honours

2010 EU Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, (ERG), FP7-PEOPLE-RG-2009 ”ECO-GHP”
2008 EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, (IEF), FP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-1-IEF “Revising the Role of Groundwater in Life Cycle Assessment”
2007 Fellowship by Elite program for Post docs, Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg
2006 Editor’s citation for excellence in Journal Water Resources Research
2005 Fellowship by the German Research Foundation for Principal Investigators