Bio & CV


Habilitation (2022), Oceanography, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Dr. rer. nat. ( 2006), Oceanography, International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, Universität Hamburg, Germany

M.Sc. (2002),  B.Sc. (2000), Meteorology, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Professional Experience

since Aug. 2023 Professor (W3),  Head Modeling the carbon cycle in the Earth system, Universität Hamburg 

since Aug. 2023 Head of Department Earth system modeling, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

since 2010 Group Lead of Ocean Biogeochemistry Group,  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

2006–2010 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA (incl. leave to work at DMI)

2008–2009 Research Scientist (8 Months), Center for Ocean and Ice, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Professional Activities

The World Climate Research Program (WCRP):

Met Office Hadley Centre Science Review Group (SRG), since 2019

External Review Board, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, October 2019

Scientific Steering Committees:

Editorial engagement:

Coordinator of the Project PalMod - a paleo modeling initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - Phase II (2018-2022) and Phase III (2023-2026)

Director of the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, 2012–2014

Zukunftsforum Ozean, Konsortium Deutsche Meeresforschung, since 2020

German National Committee of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, 2018-2024