since Mar 2017 Senior Geodynamicist
Specialist Geosciences, Projects & Technology, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., Rijswijk, NL
Jan. 2014 - Feb. 2017 Senior Exploration Geologist
Upstream New Ventures, Shell, Den Haag, NL
Jul. 2010 - Jan. 2014 Australian Postdoctoral Fellow/Senior Researcher
EarthByte Research Group, School of Geosciences
The University of Sydney, Sydney/Australia
Jul. 2008 - Jun. 2010 Senior Geologist
Global Exploration Technology, Geological Modelling & Evaluation,
StatoilHydro Statoil, Oslo/Norway
Oct. 2007 - Jul. 2008 Exploration Geologist
Global Exploration Technology, Geological Modelling & Evaluation,
StatoilHydro, Oslo/Norway
Researcher (Jan 2008), Programme Exploration, StatoilHydro R&D
Mar. 2007 - Sep 2007 Geophysicist
Global Exploration, Norwegian Continental Shelf
Norsk Hydro, Oslo/Norway
Since March 2016 Lecturer, Institute for Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Annual short course -- Exploration Tectonics: From plate to play scale.
Mar. 2003 - Apr. 2007 PhD, University of Sydney, School of Geosciences (Australia).
Title: "Formation and Evolution of intracontinental sedimentary basins". See Basinatlas.org
Oct. 1995 - Jun. 2002 Diplom in Geology, Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
Jun. - Dec. 2000 School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney (Australia).
Study abroad semester
Nov. 1999 - Feb. 2000 Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia
Commodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Province, Argentina
Mapping campaign in the Sierra de Tecka, Chubut Province, Argentina.
Awards and Scholarships
Jul. 2008 Geological Society of Australia
Stillwell Award 2006 (as co-author) for paper on the evolution of the Kenn Plateau in the northern Tasman Sea.
Jul. 2006 Geological Society of Australia
David I Groves (Young Author's) Award for paper on the Tectonic evolution of the North West Shelf
Feb. 2005 The University of Sydney
DBH Scholarship for German Nationals
Aug. 2003 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
PhD Scholarship
Sep.-Dec. 2001 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
Research Scholarship
Other activities
1991-1999 Competitive light weight rowing at national and international level