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Imagine the amazing good fortune of the generation that gets to see the end of the world. This is as marvelous as being there at the beginning. How could one not wish for that with all one’s heart? How could one not lend one’s feeble resources to bringing it about? — Jean Baudrillard, Fragments

I'm an Assistant Professor at Technische Universität Braunschweig and an Affiliate Faculty at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. My research focuses on theoretical methods—conceptual, mathematical, and numerical models—to study ecohydrological processes. An immediate application of my research is understanding the impact of climate change on terrestrial and urban systems. As the climate emergency continues to worsen, these topics are expected to gain in importance.

I teach courses on terrestrial ecohydrology in the Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Sciences graduate programmes.

I got my PhD in Computational Hydrology from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, in 2017. After that, I did a short research stay at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, and then worked as a postdoc at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, from 2018 through 2021. In November 2021, I joined the Technische Universität Braunschweig, where I lead the Theoretical Ecohydrology Lab.

I'm married to the love of my life, Anna Hong Xian, a screenwriter for film and television. We live in Brunswick, Germany.