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
Grants and Funding
2017 International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
IODP Proposal 864: Equatorial Atlantic Gateway, Proponents: T. Dunkley Jones, S. Jones, T. Alves, A. Barbosa, A. Dickson, K. Edgar, G. Fauth, M. Hoggett, C. Heine, L. Jovanne, S. Kender, K. Kochhann, H. Mort, U. Nicholson, J. Pross, H. Scher, J. Whiteside, T. Wagner, J. Zachos, S. Flögel

The proposal was ranked excellent and IODP Expedition 388 Equatorial Atlantic Gateway will sail 26. June-26 August 2020 from Recife to Recife, Brazil.
2013 International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
IODP Proposal 807: "Reefs, Oceans and Climate: A 5 Million Year History of the Indonesian throughflow, Australian Monsoon and Subsidence on the Northwest Shelf of Australia". Proponents: S. Gallagher, C. Fulthorpe, A. Heap, C. Heine, K. Czarnota, N. Exon, D. Greenwood, N. Herold, Y. Iryu, W. Renema, Y. Rosenthal, K. Sniderman, A. Talukder, B. Wagsta , M. Wallace

The proposal was ranked excellent and IODP expedition 356 "Indonesian Throughflow" sailed from 31 July-30 September 2015.
Since Feb 2018 Lecturer
Ludwigs Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany
Annual short course -- WP 5.2 Engineering Geophysics: Basin Analysis.
Since March 2016 Lecturer
Institute for Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Annual short course -- Exploration Tectonics: From plate to play scale.
Since April 2007 Overseas collaborator, EarthByte Group, The University of Sydney, Australia
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 Study abroad semester
School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
Nov. 1999 - Feb. 2000 Geological fieldwork, Sierra de Tecka, Chubut Province
Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia
Commodoro Rivadavia, 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 for undergrad thesis research at The University of Sydney, Australia
Nov. 2002 Ruhr-Universtität Bochum, Germany
Ruth & Gerd Massenberg Travel Scholarship for AGU Chapman Conference on SE Asian Marginal Seas, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Other activities
1991-1999 Competitive light weight rowing at national and international level