I am a Discovery Research Fellow in Organic Geochemistry at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. My current research focuses on molecular scale mineral-organic matter interface processes in redox-impacted Arctic soils and wetlands.

In addition, I am also studying the formation and transformation of iron-bearing minerals, and their influence on the cycling of nutrients (e.g. P, Si) and toxic elements (e.g. As, Cr) in oxygen-poor modern and ancient environments. I combine several analytical approaches from geochemistry, materials and analytical chemistry, and nanoscience to gain better understanding of iron biogeochemistry at the nano- to atomic-scale.

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May 20, 2023
I went to ESRF to perform microspectroscopic analyses of my Iceland soils and particulate samples at ID21. Special thanks to my former group (GFZ Interfacies) for the help during beamtime!

May 17, 2023
I received a Researcher Development & Travel Grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to attend Goldschmidt 2023.

February 6, 2023
I was invited to give a talk in the User-Dedicated Microsymposia on Environmental Sciences during the ESRF User Meeting 2023.

December 5, 2022
Together with our PhD student Zhengzheng Chen, I did my first C K-edge NEXAFS beamtime. We looked at the carbon speciation in soil and suspended riverine particle samples we collected from Iceland.

November 1, 2022
I started my independent research career as a Discovery Research Fellow at the Organic Geochemistry group at GFZ. Check out the GFZ press release for more info.

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