I am a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division (CESD), working in collaboration with Baptiste Dafflon. My expertise lies within the geophysical imaging and monitoring of slope hydrological characteristics and processes.
I hold a B.Sc. degree in Geoinformatics and Geophysics from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and a joint M.Sc. Degree in Applied Geophysics from TU Delft (Netherlands), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and RWTH Aachen (Germany). In 2018 I received a Ph.D. degree from ETH Zurich in Applied Geophysics, within which I focused on geophysical characterization and monitoring of slope instabilities.
Before joining CESD and during my Ph.D. studies I worked at the Geophysical Tomography Team of the British Geological Survey as a Research Geophysicist. During this time, I contributed to and led geophysical studies related to hydrological, engineering, mining, and agricultural problems in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
My research focuses on the development and application of geophysical techniques (geoelectrical and seismic) to understand hydrological processes that impact upon groundwater dynamics, slope instabilities, and interactions with plants and the atmosphere at a range of scales. This includes optimization of survey designs, integrated analysis of geophysical and environmental/hydrological data, and development of novel geophysical monitoring approaches.