Visiting Scientist
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Professional Background

2012 Research Scientist at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
2011 LPI Visiting Scientist
2008 Postdoc with Dr. Kring at the LPI, Houston
2007 Postdoc with Prof. Reimold at the Museum of Natural History Berlin
2006 PhD, Humboldt University Berlin:
“Formation and emplacement of impactites from drill core Yaxcopoil-1, Chicxulub crater,        Mexico”
2002–2005 Research Assistant with Dr. Kenkmann at the Museum of Natural History Berlin
2001 Diplom (M.S.), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg:
"Geological Mapping, Petrography and Geochemistry of Ultramafics from Val Strona di Omegna
(Ivrea Zone), Northern Italy"

Current Research Projects

Petrology of Lunar Meteorites

Petrology of Ordinary Chondrite Impact Melts

Lunar Impact Melts in collaboration with the NASA Lunar Science Institute

Fluidization of the ejecta blanket of the Ries crater, Germany

Impactites of El’gygytgyn crater, Chukotka, Siberia

Student Supervision

2010    Assisted supervision of 24 graduate and post-graduate students at the Center for Lunar Science and                   Exploration’s Meteor Crater Field Camp

2010    LPI Summer Intern Program Co-Supervisor of William M. Vaughan, University of Chicago.

2009    LPI Summer Intern Program Supervisor of Laura Malone, University of New Brunswick

2008    LPI Summer Intern Program Assistant Supervisor of Elizabeth A. Frank, Rensselaer Polytechnic           Institute, Ana Cernok, University of Vienna, and Emily K. Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology

Invited Lectures

DPS/CESPAR Seminar talk “An LL at El’gygytgyn? Petrologic observations at one of the youngest, large terrestrial impact craters” at the Open University in Milton Keynes, England, 2013.

Colloquim talk ‘LaPaz Icefield 031047 – A feather of Icarus ?’ at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012

Seminar talk “Impact cratering on the H-chondrite parent asteroid” at the Department of Geology of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada, 2009.

Invited Lecture for the Network on Impact Research workshop and excursion in Gol, Norway: “Formation and Emplacement of Impactites in Large Terrestrial Impact Structures”, 2009

Scientific Seminar at the USGS National Center in Reston, VA.: “Petrological comparison of suevite-like rocks from the Chicxulub and Chesapeake Bay impact structures”, 2008

Scientific Colloquium at the Federal Agency for Geosciences and Natural Resources in Berlin: “Impactite petrography on a drill core through the Chicxulub impact crater”, 2006

Seminar of the Friends and Supporters of the Museum of Natural History, Berlin: “Geology of the lower continental crust – the Ivrea Zone (Southern Alps)”, 2005

Institute of Geophysics of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexcio City: “Impact-induced dike lithologies in drill core Yaxcopoil-1 (Chicxulub Impact structure, Mexico)”, 2004


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Last updated
July 10, 2013