Curriculum Vitae

Academic Experience

August 2023 - today

Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Department: Geoscience and Engineering
Section: Reservoir Engineering

July 2022 - July 2023

Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Project: Integrated Foundations of Sensing, Modeling, and Data Assimilation for Sea Ice Prediction 

Academic host:
Prof. Youssef Marzouk (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT)

Funded by the US Office of Naval Research (July 2022 - today)

Jan. 2021 - July 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Project: Towards sequential Bayesian inference through transport maps for high-dimensional environmental systems

Academic hosts:
Prof. Dennis McLaughlin (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT),
Prof. Youssef Marzouk (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT)

Funded partially by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Jan 2021 - July 2022)

Dec. 2016 - Dec. 2020

Doctorate at Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Zürich, Switzerland, and the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland Link

Project: Data Assimilation and Non-Gaussian Parameter Inference for Hydrogeological Models

Doctoral committee:
Prof. Mario Schirmer (PI, University of Neuchâtel / Eawag),
Prof. Olaf Cirpka (University of Tübingen),
Prof. Philip Brunner (University of Neuchâtel),
Dr. Carlo Albert (Eawag)

Part of the EU Horizon 2020 INSPIRATION ITN

Grants and Awards

Nov. 2021

Prix Léon du Pasquier et Louis Perrier, University of Neuchâtel Certificate Link

Dissertation: Data Assimilation and non-Gaussian parameter inference for hydrogeological models, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

(award for the best dissertation in the faculty of science 2021)

Jan. 2021 - July 2022

Early Postdoc Mobility grant, Swiss National Science Foundation Link

Project: Towards sequential Bayesian inference through transport maps for high-dimensional environmental systems, MIT, Boston, USA

Apr. 2018

2018 EGU Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) award, European Geosciences Union Link

Poster: Joint data assimilation and parameter calibration in real-time groundwater modelling using nested particle filters

Mar. 2014

Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) grant, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project: Leachate transport modelling from a uranium mining tailings pond, Anna University, Chennai, India (Aug. 2014 - Oct. 2014)

Teaching Experience

Jan. 2022

Kaufman Teaching Certificate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Boston, USA Certificate Letter

June 2019

Teaching Assistant at Environmental Systems Analysis Summer School (Bayesian statistics) at Eawag, Zürich, Switzerland

Feb. 2019

Lecture and Keynote on Data Assimilation and Sequential Parameter Estimation at Principles and application of catchment-scale flow and transport modelling in groundwater Winter School at University of Liège, Belgium. Invited.

Oct. 2015 - Mar. 2016

Teaching Assistant in the graduate module Hydrogeology, University of Tübingen, Germany

Extracurricular Experience

Oct. 2018 - Dec. 2018

PhD Secondment at University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Project: Quasi‐Online Groundwater Model Optimization Under Constraints of Geological Consistency Based on Iterative Importance Sampling 

Aug. 2014- Oct. 2014

Research Internship at Anna University, Chennai, India

Project: Leachate transport modelling of a uranium mining tailings pond

Sep. 2010 - Aug. 2011

Voluntary Year in Ecological Service (FÖJ) at Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern e.V.), Würzburg, Germany

Tasks: Measurements of reflectivity and transmissivity of high-tech materials with Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometers (Laboratory for Applied Infrared Metrology)


Oct. 2014 - Nov. 2016

Applied & Environmental Geoscience M.Sc. at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

Thesis: Assessing the suitability of phytoforensics for the screening of groundwater salination Link

Oct. 2011 - July 2014

Geoscience B.Sc. at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Thesis: CVOC dissolution rates under different temperatures, flow velocities, and grain sizes

Aug. 2001 - June 2010

Abitur at Gymnasium Neutraubling, Germany

Foreign language track (English, French, Latin) | Specializations: Physics and Geography

Aug. 1997 - June 2001

Grundschule at Johann-Michael-Sailer-Schule Barbing, Germany

Diverse Skills


German (native), English (C2 high), French (basic), Latin (intermediate latinum)

Groundwater Modelling

MODFLOW, FloPY, PEST, DeeSse, Hydrus, Phreeqc

Programming Languages

Python, Matlab, C++, HTML, Javascript

Visualization / Graphic Design

Blender, Gimp, Adobe Illustrator, aframe, Ar.js, D3.js