What is your qualifying background?
After studying environmental engineering in my bachelor’s degree, I studied sustainability sciences in my master’s degree. I wrote my master’s thesis at the Helmholtz Centre in the Department of Chemical Transport Modelling about the influence of shipping on air quality in Hamburg. In my doctoral thesis, I continued to pursue this topic, extending it to several harbor cities and working intensively on improving existing methods for calculating exposure of urban citizens.
How would you describe your working daily routine?
Checking and writing Emails, communicating with colleagues in the institute and at other institutes. Gathering, preparing and applying data in numerical models. Coding. Analyzing and visualizing results. Writing reports and publications.
What has been your biggest success so far?
Submitting my cumulative doctoral thesis based on six publications and presenting my results at several international conferences.
Do you have a big goal?
In general, supporting the development of a sustainable world, which is worth living in. In specific, co-developing a global model, which takes into account all known substances and processes in all compartments.
Do you have any personal distinctive mark?
I take every chance, to visit conferences abroad.