Qualifications

Academic Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 11.2017 - ongoing  |  Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Laboratory
  • 11.2017 - ongoing  |  Egesta Laboratory
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Academic Guest
  • 01.2017 - 03.2017  |  Environmental Social Sciences
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • International Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 07.2017 - ongoing  |  Environmental Systems Analysis
  • 01.2017 - 04.2017  |  Environmental Systems Analysis
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  • Doctoral Student
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 07.2013 - 12.2015  |  Chemical Environmental Science
  • 01.2011 - 06.2013  |  Water Environment Technology
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  • Research Assistant
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 10.2010 - 12.2010  |  Section of Sanitary Engineering
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  • Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistant
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 06.2009 - 12.2009  |  Section of Sanitary Engineering (20%)
  • 03.2008 - 04.2009  |  Section of Sanitary Engineering (20%)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 04.2006 - 07.2006  |  Institute of Structural Engineering (24%)
  • 12.2005 - 02.2006  |  Institute of Hydromechanics (24%)
  • 04.2005 - 06.2005  |  Institute for Geodesy and Photogrammetry (24%)
  • 03.2005 - 05.2005  |  Institute of Hydromechanics (12%)

University Education

  • 2016  PhD in Chemical Environmental Science
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 07.2013 - 12.2015  |  Graduate School of Chemical Engineering (120 ECTS)
  • 01.2011 - 06.2013  |  Graduate School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (120 ECTS)
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  • 2010  MSc in Civil Engineering (cum laude)
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 05.2009 - 12.2009  |  MSc Thesis Internship at Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers
  • 09.2007 - 12.2009  |  MSc Programme in Civil Engineering (120 ECTS)
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  • 2007  BSc ETH in Civil Engineering
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 11.2006 - 02.2007  |  Industry Internship at HALFEN-DEHA Switzerland
  • 10.2003 - 10.2006  |  BSc Programme in Civil Engineering (180 ECTS)

Other Education and Training

  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • 2016  Regenerative Agriculture Internship, Ridgedale Permaculture (8 weeks)
  • 2015  Permaculture Design Course, Ridgedale Permaculture (2 weeks)
  • 2015  Permaculture Internship, Krameterhof (3 weeks)
  • 2014  Permaculture Seminar, Holzer Permaculture (1 week)
  • Building Biology Consultant IBN
  • 2013  E-Learning Course, Institute of Building Biology and Sustainability IBN (1 year, part-time)
  • Mandatory Military Service
  • 2003  Non-Commissioned Officer School, Swiss Air Force (18 weeks)
  • 2003  Military Training School, Swiss Air Force (15 weeks)

Nonacademic Work Experience

  • Accounting and Management Assistant
  • 05.2017 - 06.2017  |  Ridgedale Farm AB, Västra Ämtervik, Sweden
  • Consulting Engineer
  • 05.2010 - 06.2010  |  Ernst Basler + Partner, Zollikon, Switzerland
  • Waiter
  • 10.2002 - 06.2003  |  Autogrill Schweiz AG, Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland (part-time, on-demand)
  • 01.2001 - 09.2002  |  Flughafen-Restaurant AG, Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland (part-time, on-demand)

Voluntary Services

  • Peer Review
  • African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (1 Review)
  • Environmental Science and Technology (5 Reviews)
  • International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (3 Reviews)
  • Resources, Conservation and Recycling (1 Review)
  • Sustainability (2 Reviews)
  • Sustainable Cities and Societies (1 Review)
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization (1 Review)
  • Waste Management (1 Review)
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  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Doktorandrådet för Bygg- och Miljöteknik
  • 01.2013 - 06.2013  |  Chairperson
  • 01.2011 - 12.2012  |  Board Member
  • Dispuut Watermanagement
  • 04.2008 - 05.2009  |  Treasurer, Chairperson Ebro Study Tour Commission
  • Verein Sommer- und Winternachtsfest
  • 04.2005 - 10.2005  |  Treasurer
  • 01.2004 - 08.2004  |  Commissioner of Infrastructure

Language Skills

Having lived in four different countries so far, I have come to value the ability to communicate in the respective national language. Many people have suggested I have a gift for languages. While this might well be the case for Germanic and Romance languages, my attempts to learn Greek, Russian, and Mandarin were far less successful.

  • CH German (Swiss Standard German)
  • Native Speaker
  • EN English
  • Proficient user (C2) | Cambridge Certifcate of Proficiency in English (CPE) — 2002
  • FR French
  • Proficient user (C1) | Diplôme approfondi de langue Française (DALF C1) — 2007
  • SE Swedish
  • Proficient user (C1)
  • NL Dutch
  • Intermediate User (B2)
  • ES Spanish
  • Basic User (A2)

Computer Skills

At age 9, I assembled my first computer. At age 15, I wrote my first program for use on my TI-83 graphing calculator. In my late teens, I started experimenting with LaTeX, PHP and SQL. More recently I have discovered the usefulness of APIs. These skills have been invaluable during my studies and for work, and most colleagues would describe me as very computer-savvy. But compared with the real geeks out there, there is so much that yet is to be explored.

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, LaTeX
  • Web Publishing
  • PHP, HTML, CSS
  • Database Management
  • SQL
  • Spreadsheets
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Scientific Computing
  • MATLAB, TI-BASIC

Other Skills

These skills are less relevant for academia, but nevertheless nice to have.

  • Accounting
  • Double-Entry Bookkeeping, Swedish VAT, EU VAT for Digital Goods, Fortnox
  • Firefighting
  • Underground Firefighting, Rebreather Technology
  • Cable Car Operation
  • Routine Military Aerial Tramway Operation, Execution of Emergency Procedures
  • Mountaineering
  • Navigation, Mountain Safety, Roping, Evacuation of Mountain Stations Upon Cable Car Failure