My research focuses on glacial hydrology. I use field observations, modeling and satellite remote sensing to gain a better understanding about the dynamics of hydrological systems on glaciers and their connection to glacier dynamics. Part of my work includes multi-year field observations from speleological investigations of englacial and subglacial systems, with a special focus on glacier-permafrost interactions and the influence of changing weather patterns, due to climate change, on the thermal regime of glaciers. The other part of my work is based around the development of new sensor platforms for water flow sensing in hydrological systems of glaciers. This work includes prototype development and testing as well as the development of analysis algorithms to gain novel insights into the dynamics of hydrological systems on glaciers. The geographical focus of my research is Svalbard, where fast changes are currently occurring, but I also have extensive field experience from Greenland and Antarctica.
Thesis/ internship opportunities
Glacier hydrology flow sensing and flow modelling. Inquire for details.
Glaciology, Remote Sensing, Numerical Modeling, Permafrost, Subglacial hydrology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Sensing
2015 – 2017: Guest Master Student, The University Centre in Svalbard, Thesis: Numerical Modeling of the cold based glacier Larsbreen in Svalbard
2015 – 2017: M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2014 – 2017: Arctic Geology/Geophysics/Technology, The University Centre in Svalbard
2013 – 2015: Postgraduate Studies Aerospace Engineering, Dresden University of Technology
2013 – 2016: B.Sc. Geosciences, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2010 – 2013: B.Sc. Business Administration and Economics, University of Hagen
2009 – 2014: B.Eng. Mech. Engineering, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, Georg-Simon Ohm
2009 – 2012: Industrial mechanic Diploma, Siemens AG