Function and Responsibilities:
since 1998 Professor of Geophysics, Univ. Potsdam
since 1997 Head of Section Deep Geophysical Sounding, GFZ
- 2010 - 2016 Director of Department Physics of the Earth, GFZ
1994 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Seismology, Univ. Göttingen
1991 - 1993 Consultant, Teledyne Geotech Washington DC USA
1987 - 1994 Research Scientist, GFZ Potsdam & Seismolog. Central Obs.
Development & application of geophysical methods (seismics, seismology, magnetotelluric, modelling) for interdisciplinary connection with other geo-disciplines - with the aim to understand processes and for applications on scales ranging from plate tectonics to near surface processes. Applied aspects include the study of near surface processes, shale gas and geothermal reservoirs
German Reasearch Council (DFG)
German Ministry of Research and Technology (BMBF) Geotechnologien
Helmholtz Association (HGF)
Young Scientists’ Publication Award 1991 of the European Geophysical Society (EGS)“ for the most outstanding contribution in the scientific journals of the EGS in 1990” for
Evidence of a laterally variable lower mantle structure from P- and S-waves, Geophys. J. Int., 102, 231-255, 1990 (Co-author: J.P. Davis).
Award of the German Geophysical Society for the presentation at the 49th Meeting of the German Geophysical Society, 1989”:
Subduction zones – Their influence on travel times and amplitudes of seismic signals.
1982 - 1983 Scholarship of the World University Service of Canada
1981 - 1982 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service