Curriculum Vitae


PhD studies (Dr. rer. nat.) (with honors)
Start and end date: 10/2011 – 01/2015
Degree in: Applied Geoinformatics (Dr. rer. nat.)
Salzburg University, Department for Geoinformatics

B.Sc. and M.Sc. (German Diplom) studies (with honors)
Start and end date: 10/2002 – 11/2008
Degree in: Physical Geography (Minors: Physics and Ecoclimatology)
Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Department for Geography (Ecoclimatology at TU Munich)

Professional career

Since 08/2018Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow
TU Vienna, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (Vienna, Austria); Main advisor: Prof. Günter Blöschl; Research, Teaching, Supervision, Acquisition of funds
06/2016 – 06/2018Postdoctoral Researcher in Hydrology
Uppsala University, Institute for Air, Water and Landscape Science (Uppsala, Sweden); Main advisor: Prof. Giuliano Di Baldassarre; Research, Teaching, Supervision, Acquisition of funds
05/2015 – 06/2016Senior risk consultant and Researcher
AIR Worldwide, Research Unit (Munich, Germany);
Research and Development, science behind catastrophe risk models
10/2011 – 01/2015Marie-Curie PhD Research Fellow (in the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network “CHANGES”, led by Twente University (ITC))
Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Department for Geoinformatics (Salzburg, Austria); Supervisor: Prof. Josef Strobl (Salzburg University), Prof. Ulrich Strasser (Innsbruck University), Prof. Paul Bates (Bristol University); opponent: Prof. Karsten Schulz (BOKU, Vienna); Thesis ISI paper based
11/2008 – 10/2011Catastrophe Risk Analyst, Allianz Reinsurance, Research & Development, Natural Catastrophe Management (Munich, Germany); Development of catastrophe risk models, hazard and risk assessment, GIS

Research visits

  • University of Trento, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Italy, 07/2017 (Prof. Riccardo Rigon)
  • Innsbruck University, Institute of Geography, Austria, 06/2014-07/2014 (Prof. Ulrich Strasser)
  • University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC, Netherlands, 01/2013-04/2013 (Prof. Cees van Westen)
  • Bristol University, School of Geographical Sciences, United Kingdom, 03/2012 (Prof. Paul Bates)
  • Geomer GmbH (stakeholder in CHANGES ITN), Germany, 07/2012-09/2012 (Dr. André Assmann)
  • University of Strasbourg, Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, France, 12/2011 (Dr. Jean-Philippe Malet)


  • Member of the Equality Board (“Lika villkor – gruppen”)
    Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala university (01/2017-07/2018)
  • Member of the Environment Group (“Miljöforum”)
    Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala university (05/2017-07/2018)
  • Member of the IAHS PANTA RHEI “Flood changes” working group
    Led by Dr. Alberto Viglione, TU Vienna (since 05/2017)


  • Academic Teaching and Pedagogical Training Course
    5 weeks full-time at Uppsala University, autumn 2017
  • I Know Gender: An Introduction to Gender Equality
    Online Course UN Women Training Centre (26/07/2017)
  • Student Centred Teaching and Learning
    1-day course at Uppsala University (04/05/2017)
  • Special Course “How to write a grant proposal”
    1-day course at University Salzburg (15/10/2014)
  • Leadership skills for young professionals
    1-day course at University Salzburg Career Centre (19/02/2014)
  • Cabot Summer School - Risk and uncertainty in natural hazards
    University of Bristol (Bristol, UK) (16/07/2012 – 20/07/2012)
  • Distance Learning Course 'Geostatistics and Open Source Statistical Computing in R’
    Twente University (ITC) (23/01/2012 – 02/03/2012)

Funding proposals

  • Space-Time scAling of the Rainfall to FLOOD transformation (STARFLOOD) (European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship – 2 years) | awarded January 2018
  • Catastrophe modelling of extreme rainfall and flash floods in Sweden: Establishment of a new meeting point for Swedish academia, insurance industry and emergency-management practitioners (Foundation for Knowledge and Competence Development Sweden KKS – | accepted December 2017 (2 years) | Karlstad University (Sweden) | Proposal developed with Prof. Sven Halldin (formerly Uppsala University, now Karlstad University)

  • Experienced Water Postdoc Fellowship COFUND Fellowship (UNESCO-IHE) | September 2016 (2 years, full-time Postdoc) | invited for interview but already accepted Postdoc in Uppsala)

Journal reviewer

  • Advances in Water Resources
  • Environmental Research Letters
  • Hydrological Processes
  • Hydrological Sciences Journal
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
  • Journal of Hydrology (Outstanding reviewer 2018)
  • Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
  • Meteorological Applications
  • Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment
  • Water Resources Research


    Assigned as guest editor on 08/01/2018 for the paper “Megacity precipitationsheds reveal tele-connected water security challenges”, PLOS ONE, 13(3)