I am currently working as postdoctoral scientist (since February 2020) at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, working together with Prof. Liane G. Benning (Interface Geochemistry).

My postdoctoral research focuses on molecular scale mineral-organic matter interface processes in Arctic soils. 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 (bio)geochemistry at the nano- to atomic-scale.

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As an openly queer scientist, I am a huge advocate LGBTQ+ visibility and diversity in STEM! 🏳️‍🌈 I have been recently featured in the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) blog, thanks to the initiative of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Read the blog here.

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Complete list of peer reviewed papers (updated July 2021)


Collection of photos from conferences/workshops, network meetings and fieldwork


March 23, 2022
I have been selected to participate as a young scientist in the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Chemistry! What a dream come true!

March 14, 2022
I am going to convene a session together with Dr. Luis Colocho Hutarte (ESRF) in the upcoming GeoMinKöln 2022. Our session will be on “Probing (bio)geochemical reactions at mineral interfaces using micro- to nanoscale techniques“.

March 5, 2022
Our paper on sulfidated nanoscale zero-valent iron (S-nZVI) is now out in Journal of Hazardous Material. We showed how crystallinity and shell thickness control the selectivity and reactivity of S-nZVI for a complex mixture of chlorinated solvents. Read our paper here.

February 17, 2022
Great news from DAAD! Our project has been selected for the RISE program, making it possible to host another undergrad from the US this summer. Exciting!

February 1, 2022
After several months of delay, I am finally started my research visit at the CNRS Géosciences Environnement Toulouse. I am working together with Dr. Romain Guilbaud for 2 months on Fe mineral phases in Early Earth oceans.

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