I came to IMAU eight years ago, initially for one year – and never left since. That’s because at IMAU I found the perfect combination of people, knowledge and facilities, plus the support and freedom to follow my curiosity and research interests.
In recent years I worked on a wide range of topics related mostly to atmospheric hydrogen and carbon monoxide, including vehicle emissions, exchange of trace gases between atmosphere, soil and microbes, emission by plants etc. During this period, my interest in atmospheric gases evolved to include isotopes. I am currently running the carbon monoxide and hydrogen isotope analysis facilities at the IMAU lab. Because of the uniqueness of these tools, I often get the request to analyze special samples from all over the world and to collaborate in interesting projects. I love the richness and variety of this work which is often interdisciplinary, but I also enjoy doing something that almost nobody else can do.