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.
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