About me

Since March 2020, I currently hold a position as Junior Research Group Leader at the Leichtweiß-Instiute for Hydraulic Engineering (TU Braunschweig, Germany). The research group is funded by the Emmy-Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation via the project “Particle-resolving Simulations of Cohesive Sediment Dynamics (PRO-MUD).

 

After studying Hydrology at the universities of Freiburg and Dresden (Germany), I graduated from TU Dresden in 2009. For my Diploma thesis in Hydrology, I carried out Reynolds-Averaged-Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations through vegetated canopies.  For my doctoral studies at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics at the TU Dresden, Germany, I analyzed sediment transport in turbulent open-channel flow. After obtaining my doctorates from TU Dresden, I joined the group of Prof. Eckart Meiburg at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, in 2015 to perform research as a postdoctoral scholar in the fields of geophysical flows. Until today, I have been working with Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz and Prof. Eckart Meiburg on an NSF grant to design, prepare and analyze experiments that were carried out on the International Space Station (ISS) from July until November 2018 to study flocculation of clay particles without the influence of gravity. From December 2018 until February 2020, I was employed as a Research Associate at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR, Germany) to work on coupled hydraulic-mechanical-thermal simulations for the study of clay stone as a host rock for the final disposal of nuclear waste.

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Work Experience

since 2020

Leichtweiß Institute for Hydraulic Engineering,

TU Braunschweig, Germany

Junior research group leader funded by the Emmy-Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation

2018-2020

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover Germany

Research associate on coupled hydraulic-mechanical-thermal simulations of porous media flows

2015-2018

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Postdoc on geophysical flows at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Eckart Meiburg, Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz

Research Interests

Hydraulic Engineering

Sediment transport, fluvial hydraulics, open-channel flow

Geophysical Flows

Gravity currents, dense suspensions, particle settling, cohesive sediment.

High Performance Computing

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Direct Numerical Simulations, Immersed Boundary Method, massively parallel applications.

2010-2015

TU Dresden, Germany

Doctoral studies on numerical simulations of sediment transport at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jochen Fröhlich

2009

TU Dresden, Germany

Diploma thesis on Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations of turbulent flows through canopies at the chair of meteorology, Prof. Dr. Christian Bernhofer

2008-2009

TU Dresden, Germany

Young scientist assistant for numerical simulations of ellipsoidal particles at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jochen Fröhlich

2006-2008

TU Berlin, Germany

Young scientist assistant for long term measurements of CO2 in soil water on an agricultural site at the Institute of Geoecology, Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens, Dr. Reimo Kindler

2006

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin, Germany

Young scientist assistant for a fluid dynamics laboratory in the field, Dr. Alexander Sukhodolov

2006

Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

Internship on hyrdometry and chemical water and sediment analysis at the Norr Malma Field Station, Prof. Kurt Pettersson

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