• MS, Massachusetts Institute Technology
• Dipl-Ing, Technischer Umweltschutz, Technische Universität Berlin
• MA, Princeton University
• PhD, Princeton University
My research addresses two interrelated questions. First, how can we mechanistically understand past and potentially predict future changes in the Earth system? Second, how can we use this information to design sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible risk management strategies? I analyze these questions by mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as engineering, earth sciences, economics, philosophy, decision science, and statistics.