I was born in the former German Democratic Republic and had an interest in geology since my teens. After finishing my diploma in Germany (equivalent to MSc), I did my PhD on a metamorphosed VMS deposit in NL, Canada, supervised by Steve Piercey and co-supervised by Paul Sylvester. This project manifested my interest in ore mineralogy, hydrothermal deposit genesis, geochemistry, and exploration. Since January 2020, I am the Assistant Professor in Economic Geology at the University of Manitoba.

Last field day with snow
Pillow basalt with quenched margin
Glacial stream following fault
Py replaced by magnetite in qtz
Field work at high altitude
First snow during fieldwork
Hyaloclastic breccia with pillow basalt fragments
Elemental map of pyrite replaced by magnetite
Field day



Metal transport and deposition

Investigating the metal transport of precious, transition and semi-metals in the supergene and hypogene environment.

Since Jan 2020

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Mineral and isotope chemistry of ore minerals

Using in situ micro-analytical techniques to constrain the origin of metals and fluids and to decipher the genesis of ore deposits.

Genesis of hydrothermal ore deposit

Applying field and lab data to constrain the origin of hydrothermal ore deposits and their tectonic setting.

2018 - 2019

Research Associate, Laurentian University


Lecturer, Auburn University


PhD student, Memorial University of Newfoundland