About

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at the University of Oxford, where I seek to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the formation and early evolution of terrestrial worlds. My work is embedded within the Oxford Network for Planets and connects researchers across the departments of Physics and Earth Sciences.

Before coming to Oxford, I completed my doctoral studies in planetary astro- and geophysics at the departments of Physics and Earth Sciences of ETH Zürich, Switzerland. For my undergraduate degrees in Physics I studied at the University of Göttingen, Germany.

Please find a short CV here.


Postgraduate Research

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life Postdoctoral Fellow
Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellow

10/2019–
08/2018–09/2019

Education

ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Planetary physics, star & planet formation, Dr. sc. ETH Zürich
09/2014–07/2018
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Physics, Master of Science
09/2012–08/2014
Peking University (北京大学), P. R. China
Chinese language & culture, semester abroad
08/2012–01/2013
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany,
Physics, Bachelor of Science
09/2009–08/2012

Teaching & Mentoring

Bachelor thesis of Madeleine Müller, ETH Zürich Earth Sciences, co-supervision
"Percolative core formation in terrestrial planetesimals and protoplanets"
2019
Planetary Physics and Chemistry & Geophysics II, ETH Zürich, Substitute Lecturer
2017–2018
Master thesis of Irene Bonati, ETH Zürich Earth Sciences, co-supervision
"Quantitative Predictions for the Observability of Protoplanetary Collisions"
2016–2017
Semester thesis of Fabio Luchsinger, ETH Zürich Earth Sciences, co-supervision
"2D Numerical Modeling of Pebble Accretion Influence on Planetesimal Evolution"
2016
Physics I+II for non-physicists, ETH Zürich Physics, Teaching Assistant, exercise/exam design
2014–2016
Scientific computing techniques, Göttingen University Physics, Teaching Assistant
2013–2014
Introduction to Astro- and Geophysics, Göttingen University Physics, Teaching Assistant
2013
Basic physics lab course, Göttingen University Physics, Lab Assistant
2012–2014

Professional Affiliations

Europlanet Society
03/2019–
Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
01/2015–
German Astronomical Society
11/2013–
German Physical Society
11/2010–

Refereeing Service

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Astronomical Journal, Astrophysical Journal

Honors and Awards

Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life Postdoctoral Fellowship, Simons Foundation
12/2018
Horneck-Brack Presentation Award, 2nd prize, European Astrobiology Network Association
09/2018
Bernoulli postdoctoral 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