Since Apr 2020 Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA fellow with own research group at EPFL Lausanne Project: Understanding active stream network dynamics and their effects on catchment hydrology and water quality
Oct 2010 - Mar 2015 PhD Student at Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology (Eawag), Duebendorf, Switzerland - Department of Water Resources and Drinking Water - Group Hydrogeology (Prof. Mario Schirmer)
Oct 2004 - Jan 2010 Diploma Engineer Hydrogeology (equal to Msc Geotechnology) at Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany - Insitute for Applied Geosciences and Geo-Engineering
Grants and Awards
Apr 2020-April 2025 Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA fellowship, 5 years, ca. 1'370'000 CHF. Mar 2018-Mar 2019 ETH Zurich Career Seed Grant for the project "Exploring isotope effects in soil water due to tree water uptake". Project in collaboration with Prof. Todd Dawson, UC Berkeley and Dr. Erik Oerter Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 30'000 CHF.
Jan 2015-Jan 2016 I was chosen to participate in the 8th Swiss-German Mentoring Programme 'Mentoring Deutschschweiz'. The 1-year programme aimed at contributing to the advancement of women and equal opportunities in higher education through offering workshops and coaching.
Dec 2013 Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA Oct 2012 Mobility grant (Swiss National Science Foundation) for collaborative research with the group of Prof P. S. C. Rao, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, IN, USA and the group of Assistant Prof. Heather Gall, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA. 16'000 CHF.
Skills and Expertise
Lab work - Stable isotope analysis (d18O, d2H) in liquid water samples with Picarro L-2140i - Ion chromatography (Metrohm 940 Professional IC Vario ) - ICP-MS (Agilent, 7900), ICP-OES (Agilent, 5110)
Field work - Event-triggered ground- and surface water sampling for hydrochemical and isotope analyses - Tracer tests in river and groundwater systems (unconsolidated aquifers), use of Fluorometer (Schnegg, Universite de Neucha^tel) - Slug- and Bail tests - Electrical resistivity tomography and data processing with RES2DINV - Soil core sampling and sediment analysis - Direct Push Technology and piezometer installation
Software - R, Matlab, SAS JMP - MS Access, SQL - Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop - Esri ArcGIS, QGIS, GoldenSoftware Surfer
Contact Jana von Freyberg Laboratory of Ecohydrology (ECHO) School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) Batiment GR, EPFL Station 2 CH-1015 Lausanne