CV

Education

03/2008 – 06/2012  PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Siegen, Germany (supervisor: Prof. Jürgen Jensen and Prof. Robert J. Nicholls)

10/2002 – 04/2007  Diploma, Civil Engineering, University of Siegen, Germany (supervisor: Prof. Jürgen Jensen)

Professional experience and appointments

Since 01/2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering and Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster, University of Central Florida, USA

03/2016 – 01/2017 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Engineering and the Environment (Prof. Robert J. Nicholls), University of Southampton, UK

04/2013 – 02/2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Satellite Oceanography Lab (Prof. Don P. Chambers) and Ocean Modelling and Prediction Lab (Prof. Mark E. Luther), College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, USA

04/2014 Guest Researcher, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK

12/2012 – 04/2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Centre Shaping the Future, University of Siegen, Germany (on leave 04/2013 – 04/2015)

07/2012 – 11/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Institute for Water and Environment (Prof. Jürgen Jensen), University of Siegen, Germany

09/2011 & 03 – 04/2012 Guest Researcher, School of Environmental Systems Engineering and UWA Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

05/2007 – 06/2012 Research Assistant, Research Institute for Water and Environment (Prof. Jürgen Jensen), University of Siegen, Germany

Scientific awards and recognition

2015 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans

2014 Award of the German Foundation for Coastal Protection (SDK) for best doctoral thesis in 2012/2013

2014  With Arne Arns (lead author) award for the best paper submitted to Hydrologie & Wasserbewirtschaftung (HyWa) in 2013 by a young researcher (see publication list)

2012 Best student paper award (certificate of recognition), 2nd European Conference on FLOODrisk Management, 20–22 November 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2007 Award of the booster club for architecture and civil engineering of the University of Siegen for outstanding graduation

Professional service

2017/2018 Guest editor Natural Hazards journal, special issue “Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards”

Since 2017 Member of the ASCE COPRI Coastal and Estuarine Hydroscience Committee

2017 Co-convener at the European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2017

2017 Guest Editor for Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE), special issue “Coastal Sea Levels, Impacts, and Adaptation”

2017 Steering committee member of the International Short Conference on Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards (EVAN2017), Southampton, UK, September 2017

2016 Convener and session chair at the AGU Fall Meeting

2015 Scientific board of the International Short Conference on Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards (EVAN2015), Santander, Spain, September 2015

2014 Convener and session chair at the AGU Fall Meeting

2013 Contributing author to Climate Service Centre Hamburg report no. 13: Statistical methods for the analysis of simulated and observed climate data

Since 2013 Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Marine Science – Coastal Ocean Processes

2013 Member of the steering group and scientific board of the International Short Conference on Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards (EVAN2013), Siegen, Germany, September 2013

2010 Member of the organizing committee of the first CoastDoc seminar, Siegen, Germany, October 2010

Since 2010 Active reviewer of grant proposals, journal papers and book chapters

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Florida Climate Institute
  • Fellow of the Research Centre Shaping the Future, University of Siegen, Germany
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • European Geoscience Union (EGU)
  • German Port Technology Association (HTG)