Associate Professor
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Research Interests

I am a seismologist combining physics-based computer simulations, routinely utilizing the largest supercomputers worldwide, with data-driven techniques and theoretical analysis to tackle one of the grand challenges of seismology: uncovering the physical mechanisms relevant to understanding earthquakes. My research bridges space-time scales as well as disciplines within Geophysics and with Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. I aim to harness the full breadth of Earth observations integratively with novel modeling approaches. This entails studying a range of geophysical problems with multi-physics character.


  • 2022 Habilitation, Earthquake Physics, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2013 PhD, Seismology, Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2008 Diplom (MSc), Theoretical Physics, Technical University Dresden, Germany
  • 2006 Certificate of Proficiency, Geophysics, Geology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2004 Vordiplom (BSc), Physics, Technical University Dresden, Germany