I am a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. My goal is to understand the chemical, biological, and physical processes that control the turnover of carbon in soils and sediments. Understanding these processes is critical to advance our understanding of global carbon budgets and improve predictions of global carbon cycling in a changing climate. I am currently working with soils from floodplains in the Rocky Mountains (Colorado) and the Lake Tahoe basin in the Sierra Nevada mountain range (California/Nevada). I use various spectroscopic, electrochemical and wet chemistry approaches to elucidate controls on carbon mineralization in these soils. In addition, I am involved in collaborative projects with researchers at Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of California Davis, and the University of Georgia that focus on biogeochemical processes in soils and sediments. My research at Stanford is funded through a mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
I obtained my doctoral degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) in April 2019. In my doctoral research, I developed a mediated electrochemical approach to probe the redox properties and reactivities of iron minerals. I received the ETH Silver Medal for my doctoral thesis, which ETH awards to the top 8% of doctoral candidates. I hold a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from ETH. Prior to my studies, I obtained a diploma in Music Performance and Production from London Music School. For more information, take a look at my Curriculum Vitae: