Curriculum Vitae - Sandra Brünken

 

Education

  01/2001 - 07/2005 PhD studies at the I. Physikalisches Institut der Universität zu Köln (Germany)
  May 2005

PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in experimental physics. Thesis: "High Resolution Terahertz Spectroscopy on Small Molecules of Astrophysical Importance"

  1994 - 2000 Studies of Physics
 

July 2000

Diploma in Physics at the Institut für Atomare und Analytische Physik der Technischen Universität Berlin Thesis: "Bestimmung von Zerfallswahrscheinlichkeiten atomarer Lochzustände mit Koinzidenzmethoden"
  10/1997 - 07/2000 Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
  08/1996 - 05/1997 University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK)
  10/1994 - 07/1996 Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany)
  May 1994 Abitur at the Kardinal-von-Galen Gymnasium in Kevelaer (Germany)


Employment History

  10/2009 - now Post-Doc at the I. Physikalisches Institut der Universität zu Köln (Germany)
  09/2008 - 09/2009 Post-Doc, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - EPFL (Switzerland)
  08/2005 - 08/2008 Post-Doc, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - CfA (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  01/2001 - 07/2005 Research Associate at the I. Physikalisches Institut der Universität zu Köln (Germany)
  09/2000 - 01/2001 Research Associate at the Institut für Atomare und Analytische Physik der Technischen Universität Berlin (Germany)
  04/1998 - 09/2000 Student Assistant at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)


Teaching Experience

Tutor for undergraduate students in the practical course (TU Berlin, Uni Köln, CfA)
Supervisor of the courses "Molecular Spectroscopy", "Experimental Physics" (Uni Köln)
Organization of the physics day for highschool students
(Uni Köln)

 

Research Stays

  9/2008 Summerschool BIOSYS2008 in St. Raphael (France)
  2002 - 2008 Several observations at the IRAM 30m telescope (Spain)
  11-12/2007 Research Stay at University of Basel (Prof. J. Maier) - REMPI measurements of TiO2
  10/2007 Observations with the Australian Telescope Compact Array (Australia)
  2006-2008 Several Observations with the Green Bank 100m Telescope (USA)
  2005 Observations with the Kitt Peak 12m Telescope (USA)
  2001 - 2004 Several observations at the 100m radio telescope at Effelsberg (Germany)
  09/2001 IRAM Summerschool on mm-Observing Techniques and Applications (Pradollano, Spain)
  1999-2000 Several projects at the synchrotron sources HASYLAB at DESY (Hamburg, Germany) and at BESSY II (Berlin, Germany)

 

Awards/Fellowships

January 2001 Award for the reduction of the duration of studies in physics by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftun

2005 Menzel Fellowship, Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA)

December 2005 Klaus Liebrecht Award of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Universität zu Köln


Languages

German native speaker
English fluent
Spanish/French elementary