A geologist by training, I joined the Open University’s AstrobiologyOU research group in 2017. For my PhD I am looking at hydrothermal systems on Mars. I am interested whether such systems could have supported life on early Mars, and in particular, how conditions suitable for life can be reconstructed from the hydrothermal mineral record, with implications for future rover missions.
2009-2013: Undergraduate degree in geology at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany.
2013-2016: Graduate degree in geology at Christian-Albrechts University and Geomar Kiel, Germany.
Since 2017: PhD program in space science at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Magmatic & metamorphic petrology
Martian fluid systems & habitability
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