Curriculum Vitae

2009-2012PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and Technical University Braunschweig (TUB)
2003-2007MSc (Diplom) in Physics, University of Bonn

Fellowships and Awards
2023MAPS Faculty Education Award for Individual Excellence, UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
since 2019Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2018MSSL Team Achievement Award for the successful delivery of the Solar Orbiter Solar Wind Analyser
2017-2022Ernest Rutherford Fellowship from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
2011Award for the best talk by an early-career author at the 71st Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society (DGG)
2009-2012Fellowship and full stipend from the Max Planck Society (MPG)
2003Book and membership award from the German Physical Society (DPG)
2001-2003Admission to the FFF project at the University of Bonn

Research Experience
since 2022Associate Professor in Space Plasma Physics at the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
2019-2022Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics at the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
2017-2022STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow at the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
2017-2021Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire
2017Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire
2012-2017Research Scientist at the University of New Hampshire
2007-2009Research Assistant at the University of Bonn

Teaching Experience
since 2023Recognised Practitioner in Advising (RPA), UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT)
2023Deputy Chair of the Board of Examiners for the programme Space Science and Engineering at UCL
since 2020Module lead for the Lecture "Space Plasma and Magnetospheric Physics" at UCL
since 2018Group Project "MSc in Space Science and Engineering" at UCL
2019-2020Lecture "Planetary Atmospheres" at UCL
since 2018Organisation of annual training weeks for PhD students of the London NERC DTP
since 2018Supervision of undergraduate student research projects at UCL
since 2017Supervision and co-supervision of MSc student Individual Projects at UCL
2018-2021Co-supervision of PhD student at University of Delaware
since 2017Supervision and co-supervision of PhD student research projects at MSSL
since 2017Personal Tutor of MSc students at UCL
2015Supervision of undergraduate student research project at UNH
2013-2014Supervision of undergraduate student senior thesis at UNH
2008-2009Teaching Assistant for the recitations to the lecture "Stars and Stellar Evolution" at the University of Bonn
2007Teaching Assistant for the physics lab course for medicine students at the University of Bonn
2005-2008Lecturer for the preparatory mathematics course for FFF physics students at the University of Bonn

Reviewing for journalsActa Physica Polonica A; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astrophysics and Space Science; Atmosphere; Central European Journal of Physics; Chinese Physics Letters; Earth, Planets and Space; Entropy; Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences; Geophysical Research Letters; Journal of Computational Physics; Journal of Geophysical Research; Journal of Plasma Physics; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; Nature; Nature Astronomy; Nature Communications; New Journal of Physics; Physics of Plasmas; Planetary and Space Science; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA; Solar Physics; The Astrophysical Journal; The Astrophysical Journal Letters; The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series; The European Physical Journal Plus; Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A
Reviewing for organisationsAlexander von Humboldt-Stiftung; ARCHER2 GPU Embedded Computational Science and Engineering (eCSE) Support; Basic Plasma Science Facility; Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica; Czech Science Foundation; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC); European Research Council (ERC); Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften; Narodowe Centrum Nauki; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); National Science Foundation (NSF); Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO); Royal Society; Royal Society Te Apārangi; Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
since 2024Member of the Science Advisory Committee of the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA)
2024-2026Member of the ISSI Team "Excitation and dissipation of kinetic-scale fluctuations in space plasmas"
2024Member of the ISSI Forum "Towards building a European Heliophysics Community"
since 2023Registered STEM Ambassador with STEM Learning UK
since 2023Working Group member of COST Action CA21126: Carbon molecular nanostructure in space (NanoSpace)
2023-2026Member of the DiRAC Resource Allocation Committee (RAC), UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK
2023-2026Member of the Solar System Advisory Panel (SSAP), UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK
2023-2026Member of the ISSI Science Committee
since 2022Head of Group of the Space Plasma Physics Group at MSSL
2022-2024Member of the ISSI Team "Ion kinetic instabilities in the solar wind in light of Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter observations"
since 2021Member of the Fellowship Support Group at MSSL
since 2021Mentor for applicants for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) at UCL
2021-2022Member of the ISSI Team "Heliospheric energy budget: from kinetic scales to global solar wind dynamics"
since 2020Chair of the Solar Orbiter Science Working Groups
since 2020Member of the Departmental Teaching Committee (DTC) at MSSL
since 2020Member of the PhD student intake panel at MSSL
since 2020Deputy Connected Learning Lead at MSSL during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis
since 2020Associate Editor for Stellar and Solar Physics, specialty section of Frontiers in Physics and Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
2020-2021Member of the Online Teaching Task Force at the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and at MSSL during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis
2020-2021Member of the ISSI Team "Exploring The Solar Wind In Regions Closer Than Ever Observed Before"
2020-2021Topic Editor of the Frontiers Research Topic "New Challenges in Space Plasma Physics: Open Questions and Future Mission Concepts"
since 2019Member of the Student Support Working Group at the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
since 2019Member of the "Computer Services Steering Committee" at MSSL

Meeting Organisation
2024Co-convener of the session "Solar Orbiter: connecting the Sun and the inner heliosphere", EGU General Assembly
2023-2024Member of the Scientific Organising Committee (SOC) for the IAU Symposium 390: "A multi-point view of the Sun: advances in solar observations and in space weather understanding", Cape Town, South Africa
2023Convener of the session "Solar Orbiter: Sun-Inner Heliosphere Connections", AGU Fall Meeting
2022-2024Lead organiser and convener of the ISSI Workshop "Electron-kinetic physics: the next frontier in space and astrophysical plasmas"
2022Convener of the session "Solar Orbiter: Up-Close View of the Sun and Inner Heliosphere", AGU Fall Meeting
2022Organiser of the Royal Society Theo Murphy meeting Turbulent dissipation in space plasmas, Eastwood Hall, Eastwood, Nottingham, UK
2022Co-convenor of the session "Turbulence in space plasmas: from injection to dissipation", EGU General Assembly
2021Organiser of the session "Wave-particle Interactions in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas", RAS National Astronomy Meeting
2021Convenor of the session "Turbulence and Waves in Space Plasmas" at the EGU General Assembly
2019Convenor of the session "Linking the Sun to the Heliosphere - the Solar Orbiter Mission", RAS National Astronomy Meeting
since 2018Organiser of the "London Space Plasma Meeting" in collaboration with Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London
2018-2020Organiser of the SHINE Working Group "Ion and Electron Distributions in the Solar Wind: Kinetic Physics"
2018Organiser of the session "Really, What is Turbulent Dissipation?", SHINE Workshop
2017Convener of the session "Frontiers of Solar Wind Physics: Collisions and Velocity Space", AGU Fall Meeting
2017Organiser of the session "Dissipation in the Solar Wind: Kinetic Processes", SHINE Workshop
2017Organiser of the session "Disentangling Expansion Effects and Collisional Relaxation in the Solar Wind", SHINE Workshop
2016Primary convener of the session "Non-Maxwellian Distribution Functions in Space Plasmas", AGU Fall Meeting
2016Organiser of the session "Kinetic Range Physics in the Solar Wind: Turbulence and Waves with Implications for the Turbulent Dissipation Challenge", SHINE Workshop
2015Organiser of the session "What is the Role of non-Maxwellian Ion Distributions in the Solar Wind?", SHINE Workshop
2015Organiser of the session "The Role of Electron Thermodynamics for the Multi-Scale Evolution of the Solar Wind", SHINE Workshop
2014Organiser of the session "The Contribution of Electron Microphysics to the Evolution of the Solar Wind", SHINE Workshop

Memberships in Professional Organisations
since 2023Full Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
since 2023Member of the European Physical Society (EPS)
since 2022Member of UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT)
since 2022Member of the Institute of Physics (IoP)
since 2020Member of the Space Universities Network (SUN)
since 2019Member of the European Astronomical Society (EAS)
since 2018Individual Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
since 2017Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)
since 2013Member of the Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft (DGG)
since 2008Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
since 2008Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
since 2007Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Extraterrestrische Forschung (AEF)
since 2001Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)