I joined the Institute of Petroleum Engineering in 2006 as a lecturer. I was promoted to senior lecturer in 2009 and as full professor in 2010. Before joining IPE, I was a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich from 2004 to 2006.
I obtained my PhD degree in computational geosciences from the ETH Zurich in 2004 and hold an MSc degree in geosciences from Oregon State University. I was a visiting researcher at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College in 2006 and a visiting fellow at the Department of Mathematics at Australia National University in 2001.
I am an elected council member of the Interpore Society and a member of the technical committe for the Oil and Gas Geoscience Division of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). I am a regular member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Geological Society of America (GSA) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). I co-convened the 2012 joint AAPG-SPE-SEG Hedberg Research Conference on Fundamental Controls of Flow in Carbonates in France.