After graduating at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in Environmental Engineering, I moved to the University of Twente, The Netherlands, to do a Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management. Here I followed courses in the specialization Water Engineering and management. In my Master’s Thesis, I developed a global model to compute sediment transport into the oceans. Next to my academic education, I worked in several engineering companies to broaden and deepen my practical experience. In the beginning of 2015, I started as PhD Candidate at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, where I currently develop a global next-generation flood hazard model.
During my Bachelor and working in engineering companies, I realized how “water” is of great importance in so many different fields. Another fascinating fact about water is that it can have positive effects, for instance by using it for food and energy production, but at the same time it is a permanent threat for huge parts of the World.