10/2003 - 04/2008  Studies of Physics at Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

05/2008 - 04/2009 Diploma Thesis at  IEKP (Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics) at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe ( KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) with soujourns at CERN/Switzerland

09/2009 - 01/2011 Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology [ info]
           studies at  Julius-Maximilian Universität  Würzburg/Germany
                                Institute of Computer Science VII, robotics and telematics [ info]
                             Luleå, University of Technology,  Kiruna/Sweden, 
                                   Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) [ more  info]
                             Université Paul Sabatier III,  Toulouse/France, 
                                    Observatoire Midi-Pyrenées [ info]

02/2011 - 07/2011 Master Thesis at University of Bern, Space Research and Planetary Sciences/Switzerland

09/2011 - 06/2016 PhD at the University of Bern, Space Research and Planetary Sciences/Switzerland

06/2016 - 12/2016 PostDoc at University of  Bern, Space Research and Planetary Sciences

Since 01/2017 PostDoc at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) Kiruna, Sweden



08/2007 - 03/2008 Research assistant at the IK (Institute for Nuclear Physics) for the  KATRIN Experiment (Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment), KIT 

10/2008 - 02/2009 Teaching (physics experiments), University of Karlsruhe(TH)

05/2009 - 08/2009 Employee at IEKP, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KIT), CERN

07/2010 - 09/2010 Internship at DLR Lampoldshausen/Hardthausen/Germany, Institute of Space Propulsion Technology, Rocket Propulsion

Since 02/2011 Teaching (undergraduate) at the University of Bern

Since 04/2015   Convener and chair of a session at the EGU General Assembly 2015: Instrument design and development [ link]

Since 04/2016 Representative of the Early Career Scientists of the EGU Planetary and Solar System Science division [ EGU PS]


23 April, 2009  Physik Diplom ('very good'), equal to a Master of Science, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

29 November, 2011, Master of Science, Mention: Physique et Astrophysique, spécialité: Astrophysique, Sciences de l'Espace et Planétologie
Ecole Nationale Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace,
Université Toulouse I, France

11 January, 2012 Master of Science, Specialisation "Space Technology",
Luleå, University of Technology, Sweden

23 June, 2016, PhD of Science, summa cum laude
University of Bern

Awards and Grants

Diploma from German secondary school qualifying for university immatriculation:
"Scheffel" award for achievements in German
Award from the German Physics Association (DPG, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft) for results in physics
[info](in german) 

European Space Agency's Directorate of Human Spaceflight, ESA Grant in the framework of the Spacemaster Erasmus Mundus Course [ info]

 Walther Blohm Stiftung, Grant for Spacemaster studies

 Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International [ link]

 WIA (Women in Aerospace Europe), Grant for Participation in EGU General Assembly 2014 [ link]


 Greinacher Foundation Early Career Researcher award for excellent PhD thesis

Swiss National Science Foundation ' Early PostDoc Mobility' for an 18 month research stay in Sweden, starting from 01/2017


Associations and Membership

EGU (European Geoscience Union)
Representative of the Early Career Scientists
of the Planetary and Space Science Division [ info]

Active member of the  EPEC (Europlanet Early Career) Network

Member of WIA (Women in Aerospace Europe) [info]