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I'm a postdoctoral researcher at {Berkeley Lab} (California, USA), working on numerical aspects of environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology. Before that, in 2018, I worked on computational disaster management at the {RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science} in Kobe, Japan. From 2012 to 2018, I worked on multiscale modeling techniques for hydrodynamics at my alma mater, the {Technische Universität Berlin}.

At Berkeley Lab, I work on developing workflows to glue scientific software from the {IDEAS ecosystem} together. This currently comprises the mesh generator {LaGriT} and the hydrology simulator {Amanzi/ATS}. As part of the {Watershed Function — Scientific Focus Area}, I'm also applying these workflows to run integrated hydrology simulations at the catchment scale to better understand the interplay between controls on rainfall-runoff partitioning.

I was born in Berlin, but grew up in an Aegean fishing village—{Urla, Izmir}. Perhaps that's why I like to study water and wind. I currently live with the love of my life, {Anna}, in Los Angeles, California. We are happily married since 2017.



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