Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Maria Determann
Name: Maria Determann (Germany)

Department Lake Research

Flag Germany
Research topic

The role of lakes and reservoirs in modulating solute export signals from catchments.

At UFZ since

April 2020

How did you learn about the UFZ?

From a friend's report

Why did you come to the UFZ?

Next to a thrilling research area, atmosphere and coworkers seemed friendly and helpful; I like to keep learning and developing, and to work in an international environment; So, doing science hits the spot.

What do you like about the city you live in?

Magdeburg is spacious and offers a lot of green spaces, next to the beautiful grasslands and parks close to the Elbe. Also, housing is comparably cheap.

How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

The atmosphere is supportive, with open-minded, positive-thinking coworkers and a nice office. I like the courses by Higrade, those are helping to organise my own work and are giving hints on how to deal with all thing related to professional and technical, and also with individual balance topics. So far, I enjoy going to work every day.

Personal information ("what else to do", etc.)

B.Sc. Environmental Engineering, RWTH Aachen University; M.Sc. Environmental Modelling,Carl-Von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg Now: Lake Research Department, Ufz Magdeburg


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