I am a physicist and climate modeller. I did my PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology, where I included and interactive ice sheet component in two climate models. Then I investigated the onset of northern hemisphere glaciation at the University of California at Berkeley. Later, I received a NSF grant to include a Greenland ice sheet model in the CESM model. Then I investigate ice sheet and climate interaction with CESM at the Ice and Climate group of IMAU, Utrecht University. I am a tenure-tracker at the Delft University of Technology since March 2013.
I develop and apply coupled ice sheet and Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models to study key interaction processes between ice sheets and climate (e.g., albedo and elevation feedbacks on melt, effect of meltwater on the ocean circulation, effect of ice sheet topography and area change on the atmospheric circulation and surface energy budget, or coupling between ice sheet surface, elevation and flow). I am a contributor author of the last report of the IPCC. I am involved in the new Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project ISMIP6.
Co-chair of the Land Ice Working Group of the Community Earth System Model and Participant, CMIP6 Ice sheet Model Intercomparision Project ISMIP6 from the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Program of the WRCP.
Role: Assistant Professor
Field of Research: Modeling of ice-sheet/climate interactions.
Areas of Expertise: Climate dynamics, paleoceanography, climate modeling, climate science, physics of global warming, glaciology.