Philipp’s CV

updated Summer 2015


My favorite things to do besides working on volcanoes and the rocks that they bring to the surface is traveling and getting out into nature. Now in New York that makes it sometimes difficult, but still you can find great places to go hiking or climbing here in the area.


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About Me


Arenal volcano at sunrise                       shapeimage_6_link_0
Arenal volcanoshapeimage_7_link_0
Nisqually Glacier on Mount Rainiershapeimage_8_link_0



2009 - Ph.D (Geological Sciences) University of Washington, USA

2004 - Diplom (Geo-Sciences) Universität Göttingen, Germany

2002 - Education Abroad Program, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

2001 - B.Sc. (Geo-Sciences) Universität Göttingen, Germany

Professional Experience

2012                 Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth   

                            Observatory of Columbia University

2009-2012        Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth   

                             Observatory of Columbia University

2004-2009        Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Washington

2004                 Intern, Mobil Erdgas Erdöl GmbH (ExxonMobil branch),

                            Germany (3 months)

2000                 Intern, Instituto Geología Economica y Aplicada, Chile (2


Academic Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

  1. Feodor-Lynen Post-doctoral Fellowship, Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation, 2010-2012

  2. David A. Johnston Award For Academic Excellence ($6,116), Graduate Student Award, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, 2008

  3. Joseph A. Vance Endowed Fellowship, University of Washington, 2006, 2007, 2008

  4. Graduate Student Research Support Fund ($6,000 for proposal), 2005-07

  5. Chevron Graduate Support Scholarship ($2,000), 2007

  6. Education Abroad Program scholarship of the University of California, Los Angeles, 2001-2002

Columbia River Basaltshapeimage_9_link_0
Mt. Baker, Washingtonshapeimage_10_link_0
Mt. St. Helens crater, Washingtonshapeimage_12_link_0