I am a structural geologist and geochronologist. My research interest lies in quantitative understanding of tectonic processes. I investigate deformation in continental collision orogens and mass transport in subduction zones. An important aspect of my work has been the improvement and development of geochronologic methods. More details on the Research tab.


University of Bonn

Poppelsdorfer Schloß, 53115 Bonn, room 1.121


+49 228 73-3815

Academic Career:

since 2018 Research Scientist at University of Bonn

2015 - 2018 Postdoc at University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley Geochronology Center

2015 - Dr. rer. nat. at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

M. Sc. Earth Sciences at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology


Sep 2019: Neutron Generator Article

Our article "Boutique Neutrons Advance 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology" was published in Science Advances and inspired a story from Berkeley science communicator Robert Sanders.

Feb 2018: Two top-10 Tectonics papers

Part 1 and 2 from our "Building the Pamir‐Tibetan Plateau—Crustal stacking, extensional collapse, and lateral extrusion in the Central Pamir" series are currently among the top-10 most accessed and cited papers in Tectonics (12-month period).

Dec 2017: Exceptional Reviewer

The Editorial Board of the Geological Society of America journal Lithosphere has honored me as an exceptional reviewer of 2017.

Jan 2017: Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau 1 & 2 - Tectonics cover

Panoramic photographs from my field area made it on the cover of Tectonics volume 36