I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi)University of Münster (WWU), where I lead the GI@School lab. I am associated to the spatial intelligence lab (SIL) and was member of the  semantic interoperability lab (MUSIL) at ifgi. I also was working for MExLab ExperiMINTe a STEM student lab at WWU. I am supporting the Vespucci Initiative in the organization of the Vespucci Institutes for the Advancement of Geographic Information in Science.

My research, work and projects were awarded with several prizes, most recently with the CeBIT Innovation Award 2017 and the ACM Eugene Lawler Award 2013.

Currently, I am mostly involved in

My research interests are in:

  • Digital Education
  • Spatial Learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • User Interface Design
  • Geoinformation in Education

Further I am interested in science communication, citizen science and motivating kids to code, to think spatially and to engage in science.