I am the head of the Geochemistry Workgroup at the Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources in Hannover, Germany. We are working in the fields of analytical geochemistry, environmental and resource geochemistry with a focus on critical high technology metals, like the rare earth elements and other emerging (micro-)pollutants, in various environmental and geological samples. I am also a designated member of the Geochemical Expert Group of EuroGeoSurveys, which is a Pan-European association of the European geological surveys. I also teach at the international Constructor University Bremen, Germany.
During several joint research projects, I had the privilege to conduct fieldwork and collaborate with researchers from Arab countries and my decision to apply for AGYA was therefore evident.
When I initially learned about AGYA, I was impressed by the innovative concept of an academy that brings together researchers from a wide variety of scientific disciplines and countries to jointly address scientific questions and develop sustainable solutions for global concerns.
|2021- today||Head of the Geochemistry Workgroup at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany|
|2021 - today||Guest scientist and freelance lecturer at Jacobs University Bremen (now: Constructor University Bremen)|
|2015 - 2021||PostDoc and Lecturer at the ‘Resource and Environmental Geochemistry’ Workgroup, Jacobs University Bremen|
|2013||DAAD Research Stipend for a Research Stay at University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|2012||Award of the European Mineralogical Union for the best presentation in session ‘Critical Raw Materials for Europe’ at the ‘European Mineralogical Conference emc 2012’|
|2011 - 2015||Integrated PhD in Geosciences, Jacobs University Bremen|
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Treatise of Geochemistry Vol. 1-16 (2014; Editors-in-Chief: H.D. Holland, K.K. Turekian)
Rumo und die Wunder im Dunkeln – Walter Moers
The scientist from my country you should know:
Victor Moritz Goldschmidt (Geochemistry)