Curriculum Vitae
Professional Experience

2012 - present Director of the Coastal Institute
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
2012 - present Professor of Coastal Research and Instrumentation
University of Kiel, Germany
2007 - 2012 Assistant Professor,
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
2005 - 2006 Postdoctoral Investigator,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA
2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA
1999 Scientist, Institut für Meereskunde, Kiel , Germany
Degrees Awarded

2003 PhD, Earth and Ocean Sciences,
University of Victoria , Canada , 2003
1998 Diplom (equiv. to Masters) Physical Oceanography,
University of Kiel , Germany
1994 Vordiplom Physics University of Heidelberg , Germany
Educational Institutions Attended

1999 - 2003 University of Victoria , BC, Canada : Earth and Ocean Sciences
1994 - 1999 University of Kiel , Germany : Physical Oceanography
1992 - 1994 University of Heidelberg , Germany : Physics
Awards

2003 Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA
2003 Conference/PODY Award
Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium 2003 (PODS II), Waikaloa, Hawaii
Research Interests
  • Submesoscale Fronts, Eddies, and Filaments
  • Air-sea gas exchange in the coastal and open ocean
  • Gas bubble dynamics
  • Hydraulically controlled flows and flow-topography interaction
  • Flow exchange through sea straits
  • Biological-physical interaction in tidal fronts
  • Wave-current interaction
  • Ocean acoustic tomography