2015-now Professor of Petrology, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
2013-2015 Prof., Australian National University , Canberra, Australia
2005-2013 Group Leader, Australian National Univ., Canberra, Australia
1998-2005 PhD in Geology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1997 Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz
1996 Höheres Lehramt in Geosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1991 Diploma in Geology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


  • Process-oriented, interdisciplinary studies of crystalline rocks
  • Subduction processes in the Alps
  • Deep water and carbon cycles
  • Formation and differentiation of continental crust and orogenic cycles
  • Accessory phases in petrology and diffusion in minerals


Research group Petrology

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