I obtained my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. I was able to work with meteorites for both, investigating the classification of new lunar meteorites and acid-washing effects on isotope chronometers in an achondrite, respectively. Paired with my employment as student assistant at the Institute of Planetology, Münster, I was able to gather experience in both petrology- and isotope analysis-based investigations of different meteorite classes.
For my PhD, I am happy to keep working with meteorites and am now part of TRR 170 Project B8 at Freie Universität Berlin. In this project, we use stable isotope compositions of volatile metals in refractory inclusions to understand the processes affecting the composition of these components and the environment in which they took place. Electron beam methods provide petrologic context to the geochemical observations by characterizing the mineralogy and textures of the inclusions and the distribution of the elements in question.