About

I am a graduate student at the Earth Sciences Department of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where I am working to understand the formation principles of terrestrial planets and their stellar birth environment.

In August 2018 I will join the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

I did my undergraduate studies in Physics at Göttingen University, Germany, with a semester abroad at Peking University, China.

Education & Employment

University of Oxford, United Kingdom 8/2018–
Planetary formation, interior & atmospheric evolution, SNSF & Bernoulli fellow
ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2014-2018
Planetary physics, star & planet formation, PhD candidate
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany 2012-2014
Physics, Master of Science
Peking University (北京大学), P.R. China 2012-2013
Chinese language & culture
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany 2009-2012
Physics, Bachelor of Science

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, ETH Zurich 2014-present
Supervisors: Taras V. Gerya, Michael R. Meyer, Gregor J. Golabek, Richard J. Parker
Planet formation, planetesimal evolution, star cluster dynamics
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Göttingen University 2013-2014
Supervisor: Dominik R. G. Schleicher
Disk fragmentation, adaptive mesh refinement techniques
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Göttingen University 2011-2012
Supervisor: Laurent Gizon
Asteroseismology, exoplanet characteristics
Technical Intern, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research 2011
Supervisor: Pablo G. Marques
Data processing, NASA Dawn mission

Teaching & Mentoring

Planetary Physics & Chemistry, Geophysics II, ETH Zurich, Substitute Lecturer 2017-2018
Master thesis of Irene Bonati, ETH Zurich Earth Sciences & Physics, Co-supervision, 2016-2017
Title: Quantitative Predictions for the Observability of Protoplanetary Collisions
Semester thesis of Fabio Luchsinger, ETH Zurich Earth Sciences, Co-supervision, 2016
Title: 2D Numerical Modeling of Pebble Accretion Influence on Planetesimal Evolution
Physics I for non-physicists, ETH Zurich Physics, Design of exercise/exam tasks 2015-2016
Physics II for non-physicists, ETH Zurich Physics, Teaching Assistant 2015
Physics I for non-physicists, ETH Zurich Physics, Teaching Assistant 2014
Scientific computing techniques, Göttingen University Physics, Teaching Assistant 2013-2014
Basic physics lab course, Göttingen University Physics, Lab Assistant 2013-2014
Introduction to Astro- and Geophysics, Göttingen University Physics, Teaching Assistant 2013
Basic physics lab course, Göttingen University Physics, Lab Assistant 2012-13

Advanced Training Courses

Chronology of the Formation of the Solar System VI – The outer Solar System and its relationship with the InterStellar Medium (Les Houches, FRA) 02/2017
Ecole Physique des Houches, Les Houches & Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice
Planetary Geodynamics (Hodenhagen, GER) 11/2016
Transregional Collaborative Research Center Berlin-Münster: Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets
From dust to planets & geology (Leukerbad, CH) 08/2015
Center for Space & Habitability, University of Bern
From Protoplanetary Disks to Planet Formation (Les Diablerets, CH) 03/2015
45th Saas-Fee Advanced Course, SSAA, University of Geneva
International Summer School on AstroComputing - Star & Planet Formation (Santa Cruz, USA) 07/2013
University of California, Santa Cruz, High Performance Astro Computing Center

Professional Affiliations

German Physical Society, German Astronomical Society, Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Honors and Awards

Bernoulli post-doctoral fellowship, University of Oxford & University of Bern 03/2018
Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation 12/2017
MERAC funding and travel award, Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy 10/2016
Master's thesis awarded with "Dr. Berliner – Dr. Ungewitter" prize, Göttingen University 12/2014
Master's diploma awarded "with distinction", Göttingen University 07/2014