Bateman Physical Sciences Building F-Wing (PSF 686) 550 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287
Mail code: 8301
I'm essentially an engineer with experience in biology and chemistry. My knowledge and interests cross many disciplines and consequently position me well to work in non-traditional positions where technology is advancing rapidly and work becomes very adaptive. My recent experience had been focused on isotope geochemistry (esp. U & Sr). Following my MSc in renewable energy, I started working in the Joint-Program in Chemical Oceanography (Fall 2010), and was granted another MSc in 2013. Subsequently I moved to Germany (2013) and took up work at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel. Starting in 2019 I began working for Arizona State University (ASU) in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) where I continue capitalizing on my diverse interests and skills while working together with a variety of researchers and students on projects ranging across geochemistry, biomedicine and forensics.
Specialties: Bio & chem instrumentation & method development with ICP-MS, LCMS, HPLC, chemiluminesence FIA systems, novel compact solid-phase extraction techniques, & software development for system automation. Molecular biology skills (qPCR, primer design, cloning, sequence analysis). Advanced experience with LA-MC-ICPMS, and both laser ablation and solution based sample preparation and introduction for MC-ICP-MS. Cell culturing. Extensive field work (>350 days at sea); prep for many cruises around globe - Asia, Central America, N. & S. America. Presenting research primarily at conference meetings in Europe and North America.
Cornell University, BS (Biological and Environmental Engineering)
Oldenburg University, MS (Renewable Energy)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS (Chemical Oceanography)