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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.
As an openly queer, POC and 1st-Gen 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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July 18, 2022
I was invited by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) to give a talk about the interaction between arsenic and highly reactive iron minerals. Watch the webinar here.
June 26, 2022
I participated in the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Chemistry as one of the 611 young scientists from all over the world!
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.
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