Research Interests:
  • Magnetospheres of the outer planets, large-scale magnetospheric dynamics
  • Moon-magnetosphere interactions at Jupiter and Saturn
  • Interactions of the Terrestrial Planets with the solar wind
  • Plasma environments of small bodies (asteroids, comets)
  • Computational space plasma physics
  • Analytical models of fundamental processes in space plasmas
  • Analysis techniques for spacecraft magnetic field data
Education:
  • 2012 - Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Geophysics (PD Dr. habil.), University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2007 - Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2004 - Diploma Degree in Physics, University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2010 - Heinrich Büssing Award for outstanding scientific achievements during PhD project (University of Braunschweig, Germany)
  • 2010 - Albertus-Magnus Award for excellence in teaching (University of Cologne, Germany)